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wow... what a suck up article...

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by FireBlizzard90, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. FireBlizzard90

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    of course, since its dick justices article, most of yall might not read it anyways ;)

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/bk/bkn/6760500.html

    COMMENTARY
    You would love playing here, LeBron
    By RICHARD JUSTICE
    Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle

    Welcome to Houston, LeBron James. Hope you find everything to your liking. Give a shout if we've missed anything.

    Did you notice the extra chocolate on your hotel pillow? Don't mention it, LeBron. That's how we roll in Houston.

    Sorry this is a short visit, because one day isn't enough time to appreciate what a great place this is. Here's hoping you can come back next summer, spend a day or two, soak in our neighborhoods and restaurants and friendly people.

    You've got a big decision coming up, and amid all the talk of you playing for the Knicks or Nets or maybe staying with the Cavs, we hope you'll consider us.

    You'd love it here, and you don't have to take my word for it. Ask anyone who has played here. It's one of the NBA cities others are measured by. Players love it here.

    I don't know all the factors you're going to consider, but if you want to win a championship, if you want to play for a smart, first-class organization, you might not do better than the Rockets.

    That's where we'll begin. If you've got questions about real estate, shopping or weather, we can answer 'em all. Who needs Manhattan's crosstown traffic when you can have Allen Parkway?

    We know there's no right answer to this puzzle unless, of course, you decide to stay in your hometown. We won't even try to talk you out of that. You belong in a Cleveland uniform the way Carlos Lee belongs in an Astros uniform. Oops, bad example.
    No-lose situation

    There's no way you can lose in any of this. You'll make any team competitive the moment you put the uniform on. You're the whole package. As one of your potential future teammates, Shane Battier, said Tuesday, you combine “unparalled athleticism, freakish size and otherworldly talent.”

    Yes, the Knicks will tempt you, because, well, it's the big city. Truth be told, Donnie Walsh is a smart general manager and Mike D'Antonio a terrific coach. You can't go wrong there, and we'll admit there is that whole Madison Square Garden mystique thing. Being the guy who leads the Knicks back would be special.

    Having said that, we've got a nice little thing going right here in Houston. Have you checked out our little team? We've got the hardest-working band in show business. If you like toughness, unselfishness and smarts, you'll love our Rockets. They're a living, breathing example that all those things coaches preach about — teamwork and making the extra pass and taking care of details — really work.

    About all our Rockets don't have is a superstar, and that's where you enter the equation. If these Rockets had this core of players with you and Yao Ming next season, they might win a championship.

    Think of it, LeBron. The Knicks can offer a lot, but they can't offer the chance to win a championship immediately. All we're asking is for a chance to make a pitch.
    Model organization

    Listen to what we've got to say, and then check us out for yourself and decide. We can offer a model franchise that does things the right way. Good organizations begin at the top, and that's true of the Rockets.

    Our owner, Leslie Alexander, is the best. He's smart and tough, and he hires really good people and gives them the resources to do their jobs. He understands that good rosters aren't just about having one or two franchise-caliber players. He understands it goes way beyond that.

    So when his general manager came to him last summer and wanted $6 million for three second-round picks, Alexander whipped out his checkbook and gave him the money. The Rockets used one of those picks on Chase Budinger, and he appears on his way to stardom.

    Now, about that general manager. His name is Daryl Morey. There's no one in the NBA better. He can find good players in the second round when some general managers can't find them in the first round.

    And there's the coach. Rick Adelman understands the NBA as well as anyone on earth. He played in the league and has coached in it forever. He's one of those coaches who will put his teams in position to win, who knows the things that are important to players. You'll never find a coach more fun to play for.
    Impact player needed

    You'll like these players, too. They're fearless, smart and a lot better than some people think. They did things last spring no one thought possible and are doing them again this season. They're a joy to watch.

    But as much as we love these Rockets, they're not going to win a championship without at least one impact player. You happen to be one of the two best players on earth, and you happen to be a free agent who'd be a perfect fit.

    How about giving us a listen?
     
  2. durvasa

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    He evidently doesn't realize that it is financially impossible for the Rockets to sign LeBron at his market price, keep Yao, and keep that hardest-working band in show business. Its nice to dream about, I guess.
     
  3. BrownBeast99

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    Wow. Valid points? Sure. Realistic? Not a chance. Also, Budinger headed toward stardom? I wouldn't go that far so soon.
     
  4. mugrakers

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    I thought Jesus was paying Lebron? Did I miss something?
     
  5. iconoclastic

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    It'd have to be LeBron taking less than market value for that to happen.

    Also, if we have Yao+LB+current team playing in the playoffs, we're the odds on favorite to win it, period.
     
  6. HTown_TMac

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    Jeezy*
     
  7. Hayesfan

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    Though I'd love to see Bron in Rockets Red, I won't get my hopes up. :) I'd rather see a back court of John Wall and Aaron Brooks... Make it happen DM! :)
     
  8. worzel gummidge

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    Can pairing up with Yao deliver LeBron more money than a max 6yr contract? If LeBron wins a championship ring for Yao what kind of sponsorship dollars is he looking it?
     
  9. t_mac1

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    he's staying in cleveland. lebron is not going anywhere. playing on one team for the rest of his career is something i think he wants to do. plus, he's from there.

    we need to focus on chris bosh, amare, joe johnson, or even ginobili.
     
  10. ryano2009

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    DICK JUSTICE ?????? LMFAO,,,,, HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, well if Lebron wants to win, and want great group of guys he might consider it, but he has to take alot less money than the other teams....
     
  11. TeamUSA

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    ginobili is done.

    bosh would be a perfect fit or healthy amare.
     
  12. t_mac1

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    bosh is the only fit here. amare didn't like playing with a slow center; he wouldn't want to play with yao.
     
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    I'm leaning towards Bosh. Lebron is only a dream...
     
  14. worzel gummidge

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    the real reason why other stars don't like playing with shaq... once he gets the ball it's not coming back out.
     
  15. t_mac1

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    i haven't heard anyone complaining about playing with shaq until last year; it's b/c none of the suns' best players can play halfcourt offense.

    amare's game doesn't fit the style of yao. i can guarantee you amare is not looking at houston as one of his potential destinations.

    chris bosh hasn't played with another star yet, so he might give it a shot.
     
  16. larsv8

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    I wanna see the two tower model, I think it would work REALLY well.
     
  17. Thefabman

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    if lebron came here there would literally be at least 5-8 championships won here in the next 10 years with morey at the helm, if only it could happen
     
  18. dragonwill

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    Mr. Morey, please make it happen.
     
  19. baller4life315

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    Step 1: Sign LeBron
    Step 2: Trade him for Mike Dunleavy

    ;)

    On a more serious note, durvasa pretty said all that needs to be said. It's 99% impossible. Unless, of course, those asinine talks of LeBron taking minimum money or whatever to play for a contender are true. I won't hold my breath on that one.
     
  20. Hydhypedplaya

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    I will name my first son Daryl if he can make this happen
     

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