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elprez00
New Orleans Saints Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
11575 posts

re: Are the Rocket's championships tarnished?


I mean, Olajuwon, Cassel, Maxwell, Drexler, and Smith with Robert Horry on the bench is not exactly what I'd call devoid of talent. They were a pretty damn good team.





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okietiger
USA Fan
Oklahoma City Area
Member since Oct 2005
23286 posts

re: Are the Rocket's championships tarnished?


They were a very good team with one of, if not the most athletic Center of all time.





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mattz1122
Houston Fan
Member since Oct 2007
29122 posts

re: Are the Rocket's championships tarnished?


Half the people in this thread are calling you obsessed and the other half are laughing at the topic. Well done, Okie.





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F machine
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jun 2009
11885 posts

re: Are the Rocket's championships tarnished?


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Yes because wanting a particular team to win the finals = being a fan of that team.


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I was born in Houston and pulled hard for those Hakeem-lead teams to win.


This would not make you a fan? That's a fan imo






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okietiger
USA Fan
Oklahoma City Area
Member since Oct 2005
23286 posts

re: Are the Rocket's championships tarnished?


We moved when I was 2.

And I merely wanted them to win the Finals once they got there. Pretty simple really.

Wouldn't have any reason to pull for a NY team or a Florida team.






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oleyeller
Tennessee Fan
Down South
Member since Oct 2012
6526 posts

re: Are the Rocket's championships tarnished?


i dont think it tarnishes it, obviously i think the bulls would have won 8 straight had mj been there... but he wasnt. The same could be said for teams when other teams star player gets hurt and another team wins the championship. you can always have an discussion on "if"





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theunknownknight
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
25812 posts

re: Are the Rocket's championships tarnished?


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He showed up in late March. Would have been different if he had played the entire year. Even the great one himself can't get into basketball-playing shape that fast.


He was playing another professional sport. He was still in shape and practicing with the team. His numbers were higher in the playoffs in 95 than they were in 96 (and 1990 for that matter). He was playing really well. Jordan was back regardless of the number on his jersey. That team just wasn't that good.






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theunknownknight
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
25812 posts

re: Are the Rocket's championships tarnished?


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Another way to ask this: Would the Bulls have won 8 in a row if Jordan never retires?


They win 94, they lose players in contract negotiations in that off-season, they suck even worse as a team in 95 while also putting the second three-peat in jeopardy.

But let's assume we aren't in the real world where money, attitudes, momentum, murders, and salary caps matter: If so - they win 94, lose in 95 to the magic...bc they did, win 96 and 97 and lose in 98.

Why do they lose in 98? Because Jordan has another 1.5 years of games on his knees which were going bad. So they still end up with 6.






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ThaBigFella
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Apr 2006
2043 posts

re: Are the Rocket's championships tarnished?


okietiger do you have a job? Bc I left hours ago to get some work done, i check back on my phone now and you've still been ranting this whole time....







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okietiger
USA Fan
Oklahoma City Area
Member since Oct 2005
23286 posts

re: Are the Rocket's championships tarnished?


I'm homeless.





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okietiger
USA Fan
Oklahoma City Area
Member since Oct 2005
23286 posts

re: Are the Rocket's championships tarnished?


Interesting take.





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boXerrumble
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okietiger
USA Fan
Oklahoma City Area
Member since Oct 2005
23286 posts

re: Are the Rocket's championships tarnished?


How many more places are you going to post this?





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boXerrumble
Florida Fan
Member since Sep 2011
16123 posts

re: Are the Rocket's championships tarnished?


One more.







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mattz1122
Houston Fan
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mattz1122
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Ninja Looter
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boXerrumble
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okietiger
USA Fan
Oklahoma City Area
Member since Oct 2005
23286 posts

re: Are the Rocket's championships tarnished?


It's definitely a good gif





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USMC Gators
Member since Oct 2011
14633 posts

re: Are the Rocket's championships tarnished?


No.





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