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

  • sarpp
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Originally posted by TX9R:
Originally posted by sarpp:
Originally posted by TX9R:
I hate west coast games. I tried I really did try and stay awake to watch. Made it to halftime. Glad I did. Nothing worse than staying up late to watch us lose.

I hear you...I currently live in Europe & I got up at 4am & watched the game until it finished at 6.30am, needless to say that I was tired & p****d! LOL

Oh well, if we beat the Lakers on friday, I'll forgive them for this horrible game!

I have a two month old. I sleep when I can get it. Luckily the friday game, although another crappy late start time, is friday, so I can try and convince myslef that since I don't have to work saturday i can stay up. we'll see.

My 3 year old daughter keeps me up at night, so its actually easy to watch games
So young, yet she's already pleasing daddy by not sleeping, so that I can follow the Rocks...I tell you these kids today!!!
  • dman
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The Lakers are better than the Rockets.


Originally posted by StOnEy333:
The Lakers are better than the Rockets.



No they aren't!!!! They have Shane Battier the Kobe Stopper!!!!
Houston, we have your number.
  • beefn
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Originally posted by socalfan21:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
The Lakers are better than the Rockets.



No they aren't!!!! They have Shane Battier the Kobe Stopper!!!!

That was p**sing me off. Hey Shane it worked once(hand in face)then Kobe practiced/prepared for it and hasn't looked back. You have to be physical with Kobe and try to wear him down, attack him on the offinsive side and hope he misses his shots. Shane doesn't do any of that
  • dman
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Originally posted by beefn:
Originally posted by socalfan21:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
The Lakers are better than the Rockets.



No they aren't!!!! They have Shane Battier the Kobe Stopper!!!!

That was p**sing me off. Hey Shane it worked once(hand in face)then Kobe practiced/prepared for it and hasn't looked back. You have to be physical with Kobe and try to wear him down, attack him on the offinsive side and hope he misses his shots. Shane doesn't do any of that

Asked Friday what he did to rile up Bryant in their previous meeting, Artest smiled.

“I called him the worst player in the world,” he said. “I told him he was the worst player I’ve ever seen in my life.

“ … Some people won’t talk to the guy who actually might kill them. I like to talk to the guy who likes to kill me.”

Artest didn’t say much to Bryant on Friday, but he also only guarded him for a few possessions. That assignment went to Battier, who unwittingly provided his own source of motivation for the Lakers. Last month, the New York Times Magazine ran a story by “Moneyball” author Michael Lewis detailing how Rockets GM Daryl Morey has innovatively used statistics when making player assessments.

“The Lakers’ offense should obviously be better with Kobe in,” Morey said in the story. “But if Shane is on him, it isn’t.”

Lakers coach Phil Jackson made sure Bryant read the story. “I told him about his penchant for taking on guys that contest him,” Jackson said, “and, at times, making it mano y mano and taking us out of our game.”

Bryant’s reaction to the story?

“I enjoyed it.”

The result was one of Bryant’s better floor games of the season. He toned down his aggressiveness to set up his teammates, scoring 20 points on just 11 shots.

“He was efficient,” Battier said. “That’s a killer.”

And when Bryant sensed the momentum turning, he rose up, hitting one 3-pointer then another, the second coming off a pick-and-roll that Battier called “the toughest shot in the game.”
Battier is a class act...Artest is a Dbag!
  • sarpp
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Laker fans posting trash talk on Rockets thread...Thats why this team is hated & will always be hated...Celtics who have twice the rings of the Lakers have fans with more class & less trash talking...

If/when Rockets lose in playoffs, I'll be rooting for who ever takes down the Lakers!!!
[ Edited by sarpp on Apr 5, 2009 at 6:01 PM ]
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Important win for us tonight against Portland...After losing back-to-back games against Suns & Lakers, we now have the tie-breaker over them & have regained the 4th seed...
  • TX9R
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Sure hope we get Portland in the first. They seem happy just to be in. As close as everything is, who knows what the matchups will be.
Originally posted by TX9R:
Sure hope we get Portland in the first. They seem happy just to be in. As close as everything is, who knows what the matchups will be.

Yeah, the seedings are freaking nuts, they change everyday.

And Sarpp....the Celtics don't have "twice" the rings that the Lakers do. They have 17, we have 14.
[ Edited by LA9erFan on Apr 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM ]
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by TX9R:
Sure hope we get Portland in the first. They seem happy just to be in. As close as everything is, who knows what the matchups will be.

Yeah, the seedings are freaking nuts, they change everyday.

And Sarpp....the Celtics don't have "twice" the rings that the Lakers do. They have 17, we have 14.

That, and I'm pretty sure most C's fans in the world talk a lot more trash than Lundy and bunch. I'm willing to guarantee that sarpp hasn't met too many people from boston. The douchebaggedness of people from NE is right up there with the worst sports fans.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by TX9R:
Sure hope we get Portland in the first. They seem happy just to be in. As close as everything is, who knows what the matchups will be.

Yeah, the seedings are freaking nuts, they change everyday.

And Sarpp....the Celtics don't have "twice" the rings that the Lakers do. They have 17, we have 14.

That, and I'm pretty sure most C's fans in the world talk a lot more trash than Lundy and bunch. I'm willing to guarantee that sarpp hasn't met too many people from boston. The douchebaggedness of people from NE is right up there with the worst sports fans.

No doubt.
Your boys better come ready to play on Tuesday