Category Archives: retro

Retro: Francis, Olajuwon Rockets vs. Carter, McGrady Raptors

This clip features a Steve Francis-Olajuwon led Houston Rockets team against the Toronto Raptors, featuring Vince Carter and a very young Tracy McGrady. McGrady sets a career high with seven blocks and absolutely posterizes Olajuwon at the 4:24 mark.  What could have and should have been. Francis is similarly spectacular to watch: check out the [...]

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Rockets retro: Charles Barkley against the Sonics

While it’s counter to popular opinion, I’ll always maintain that the Barkley trade was absolutely the right move to make and a successful one at that.  It served its purpose: getting past Seattle.  With Charles a man possessed in that series, Houston was able to get past a team that had tormented it in the [...]

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[video] Pippen on Barkley

It’s 2:30AM right now, I haven’t written a post in over a month, and I have a meeting with my professor in about 9 hours to discuss my seminar paper discussing David Stern’s veto of the Chris Paul-Pau Gasol trade and potential tort liability.  So naturally, I’ve spent the last thirty minutes on Youtube spending [...]

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[video] Robert Horry, Sam Cassell on ‘The Barkley Trade’

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Rockets Retro: The Young Nucleus

Barring a major trade, the Houston Rockets will enter the season with an impressive collection of young talent.  Jeremy Lin, Jeremy Lamb, Omer Asik, Chandler Parsons, Donatas Motiejunas, Patrick Patterson, Marcus Morris, Royce White, and Terrence Jones are all under 26 years old and all carry some degree of promise as a player in this [...]

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