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***Official 2008-2009 Houston Rockets Thread***

  • TX9R
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I would comment more, but I don't actually see too many games anymore, unless there on nat'l TV. Since the league has some kind of deal that you have to show LA and Clevland at least 15 times a week, the odds don't leave much left for my Rox. Looks lie Yao had another dominant game though. If we can win more than we lose until TMac comers back, where right where I expected to be.
Originally posted by angelv05:


This thread falls to page 2 fast.

Those 70+ Wins for the fakers fell real quick
Originally posted by Hollywood49er:
Originally posted by angelv05:


This thread falls to page 2 fast.

Those 70+ Wins for the fakers fell real quick

LOL. We're still on pace for 70 wins.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Hollywood49er:
Originally posted by angelv05:


This thread falls to page 2 fast.

Those 70+ Wins for the fakers fell real quick

LOL. We're still on pace for 70 wins.

It's funny how Hollywood only comes around on the days that the Lakers lose, and never really shows up to talk about the rockets.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Hollywood49er:
Originally posted by angelv05:


This thread falls to page 2 fast.

Those 70+ Wins for the fakers fell real quick

LOL. We're still on pace for 70 wins.

Do you want to wager on those 70??? Let me know
Originally posted by Hollywood49er:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Hollywood49er:
Originally posted by angelv05:


This thread falls to page 2 fast.

Those 70+ Wins for the fakers fell real quick

LOL. We're still on pace for 70 wins.

Do you want to wager on those 70??? Let me know

Nah. I predicted 67 wins and I'm sticking to that. The ceiling is about 73 wins though, IMO.
  • TX9R
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73 wins, and another choke when it matters.
Originally posted by TX9R:
73 wins, and another choke when it matters.

Choke? The Lakers were barely considered a playoff team when last season started, yet were only a 1/2 game out of 1st place in the Western Conference once Bynum went down. Gasol replaced him, but that team overachieved. I can't believe that someone who roots for a team that has sported McGrady & Yao for what....4 years...says that the Lakers choked. Boston was a better team.
Originally posted by Hollywood49er:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Hollywood49er:
Originally posted by angelv05:


This thread falls to page 2 fast.

Those 70+ Wins for the fakers fell real quick

LOL. We're still on pace for 70 wins.

Do you want to wager on those 70??? Let me know

Are you a closet Lakers fan? because all you do is talk about the lakers.. even more than your Rockets...
  • TX9R
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Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by TX9R:
73 wins, and another choke when it matters.

Choke? The Lakers were barely considered a playoff team when last season started, yet were only a 1/2 game out of 1st place in the Western Conference once Bynum went down. Gasol replaced him, but that team overachieved. I can't believe that someone who roots for a team that has sported McGrady & Yao for what....4 years...says that the Lakers choked. Boston was a better team.

you mean when Kome held the team hostage and cried to get rid of Bynum until he showed he could play a little? That part of the season? Everyone in the media was crowning LA before the playoffs started all the way to the finals, don't give me this overachieved nonsense. And I can talk choke all I want, the Rox had both TMac and Yao at the same time once, and lost in 7 to the team that went to the finals, that's not a choke, that's a tough break. They've never been favored in any series because they had nothing besides those two, and never both 100% at the same time. Until this year they haven't had near the talent LA has had, and now you're seeing that they can overcome injuries and still have the best record in the toughest division in BBall. Again, until I see them win w/o Shaq, I'll never be convinced them or kome is as good as the media wants me to think they are. They are the cowboys of BBall.
Originally posted by TX9R:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by TX9R:
73 wins, and another choke when it matters.

Choke? The Lakers were barely considered a playoff team when last season started, yet were only a 1/2 game out of 1st place in the Western Conference once Bynum went down. Gasol replaced him, but that team overachieved. I can't believe that someone who roots for a team that has sported McGrady & Yao for what....4 years...says that the Lakers choked. Boston was a better team.

you mean when Kome held the team hostage and cried to get rid of Bynum until he showed he could play a little? That part of the season? Everyone in the media was crowning LA before the playoffs started all the way to the finals, don't give me this overachieved nonsense. And I can talk choke all I want, the Rox had both TMac and Yao at the same time once, and lost in 7 to the team that went to the finals, that's not a choke, that's a tough break. They've never been favored in any series because they had nothing besides those two, and never both 100% at the same time. Until this year they haven't had near the talent LA has had, and now you're seeing that they can overcome injuries and still have the best record in the toughest division in BBall. Again, until I see them win w/o Shaq, I'll never be convinced them or kome is as good as the media wants me to think they are. They are the cowboys of BBall.

Don't bother arguing with faker fans, its like trying to convince a cowboy fan they haven't won s**t in 15 years, to them Kome (Romo) is a godsend and can do no wrong.
Originally posted by TX9R:
you mean when Kome held the team hostage and cried to get rid of Bynum until he showed he could play a little? That part of the season?

Yeah, that part of the season. What exactly is your point here? That Kobe shouldn’t look for a future career as a GM? If I told you at the beginning of the season that the Lakers would be playing in the NBA Finals, you would have laughed at me. Hell yes that team overachieved.

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Everyone in the media was crowning LA before the playoffs started all the way to the finals, don't give me this overachieved nonsense.

Everyone in the media? You mean the same people that predicted that the Lakers would finish 7th through 10th in the West before the season started? Those guys? Hell yes they overachieved, and that was before the Gasol deal as well. And I had the Celtics in 5. That team was simply better than the Lakers.

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And I can talk choke all I want, the Rox had both TMac and Yao at the same time once, and lost in 7 to the team that went to the finals, that's not a choke, that's a tough break.

Actually, you’ve had them healthy at the same time twice in the playoffs. The other time was when you lost in the 1st Round to the Utah Jazz, even though you had home court advantage.

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They've never been favored in any series because they had nothing besides those two, and never both 100% at the same time. Until this year they haven't had near the talent LA has had, and now you're seeing that they can overcome injuries and still have the best record in the toughest division in BBall.

The “talent that LA has had”? You mean with Kwame Brown, Smush Parker, Chris Mihm, & Luke Walton STARTING at various points for the Lakers alongside Kobe? Hell, even those teams got as far as the Yao/Mcgrady Rockets have.

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Again, until I see them win w/o Shaq, I'll never be convinced them or kome is as good as the media wants me to think they are.

That’s fine, but don’t revise history. The Lakers had GARBAGE talent on their squad and made the playoffs, but as soon as Kobe had a solid big man on the squad, they were Finals contenders, while the Rockets continue to lose in the 1st Round, regardless of whether or not they have both Yao & McGrady.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by TX9R:
you mean when Kome held the team hostage and cried to get rid of Bynum until he showed he could play a little? That part of the season?

Yeah, that part of the season. What exactly is your point here? That Kobe shouldn’t look for a future career as a GM? If I told you at the beginning of the season that the Lakers would be playing in the NBA Finals, you would have laughed at me. Hell yes that team overachieved.

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Everyone in the media was crowning LA before the playoffs started all the way to the finals, don't give me this overachieved nonsense.

Everyone in the media? You mean the same people that predicted that the Lakers would finish 7th through 10th in the West before the season started? Those guys? Hell yes they overachieved, and that was before the Gasol deal as well. And I had the Celtics in 5. That team was simply better than the Lakers.

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And I can talk choke all I want, the Rox had both TMac and Yao at the same time once, and lost in 7 to the team that went to the finals, that's not a choke, that's a tough break.

Actually, you’ve had them healthy at the same time twice in the playoffs. The other time was when you lost in the 1st Round to the Utah Jazz, even though you had home court advantage.

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They've never been favored in any series because they had nothing besides those two, and never both 100% at the same time. Until this year they haven't had near the talent LA has had, and now you're seeing that they can overcome injuries and still have the best record in the toughest division in BBall.

The “talent that LA has had”? You mean with Kwame Brown, Smush Parker, Chris Mihm, & Luke Walton STARTING at various points for the Lakers alongside Kobe? Hell, even those teams got as far as the Yao/Mcgrady Rockets have.

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Again, until I see them win w/o Shaq, I'll never be convinced them or kome is as good as the media wants me to think they are.

That’s fine, but don’t revise history. The Lakers had GARBAGE talent on their squad and made the playoffs, but as soon as Kobe had a solid big man on the squad, they were Finals contenders, while the Rockets continue to lose in the 1st Round, regardless of whether or not they have both Yao & McGrady.

Solid big MAN????
GASOFT---Solid Big Game......

Yeah the rockets had TMac and Yao both healthly in 2 Playoff series and lost both to in 7 game series, we had awful talent those years (Juwan Howard, Jon Barry, Bob Sura to name a few).
We made the playoffs as 4th seed with the no SOLID BIG MAN Like GASOFT ...yeah we lost but again nobody even expected us to make the playoffs without YAO.
Originally posted by Hollywood49er:
Solid big MAN????
GASOFT---Solid Big Game......

Yeah the rockets had TMac and Yao both healthly in 2 Playoff series and lost both to in 7 game series, we had awful talent those years (Juwan Howard, Jon Barry, Bob Sura to name a few).
We made the playoffs as 4th seed with the no SOLID BIG MAN Like GASOFT ...yeah we lost but again nobody even expected us to make the playoffs without YAO.

Fine, then Kobe took a team without a solid big man to the Finals, meaning that they REALLY overachieved. Can't have it both ways.

And Pau Gasol is a very good basketball player no matter how you slice it.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Hollywood49er:
Solid big MAN????
GASOFT---Solid Big Game......

Yeah the rockets had TMac and Yao both healthly in 2 Playoff series and lost both to in 7 game series, we had awful talent those years (Juwan Howard, Jon Barry, Bob Sura to name a few).
We made the playoffs as 4th seed with the no SOLID BIG MAN Like GASOFT ...yeah we lost but again nobody even expected us to make the playoffs without YAO.

Fine, then Kobe took a team without a solid big man to the Finals, meaning that they REALLY overachieved. Can't have it both ways.

And Pau Gasol is a very good basketball player no matter how you slice it.

Yeah he is good, but every one in fakerland is already complaining about how soft he is. Good he is. Great or physical he is not.

[ Edited by Hollywood49er on Dec 10, 2008 at 15:19:52 ]