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Old 09-12-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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Default Where Would Hakeem Rank W/ out Those Back To Back Titles?



Gotta preface this by saying I loved Hakeem (even before the "H" was added) and he was one of the rare players who were truly unstoppable in every since of the word but as we all know (or at least I hope we know) basketball is a team game and is also about matchups in some cases so w/ that said, the Rockets were back to back NBA Champions in '94 & '95 but there is no doubt in my mind had they met the Gary Payton Shawn Kemp Sonics teams in the playoffs during this back to back run, they would not have beaten them, something about that Sonics team gave the Rockets fits but due to matchups, they never played them during this run w/ the Sonics having their own matchup problems themselves.

Where Would Hakeem Rank W/ out Those Back To Back Titles?
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Where Would Hakeem Rank W/ out Those Back To Back Titles?

Hakeem was never a guy with tons of endorsements and media coverage like players such as Barkley Penny Shaq etc. so he wouldnt be ranked fairly by most.
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A choking losers. Lost in the NCAA (with the best team) and losing in the NBA would've give him the "LOSER" label forever.
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Where would he be if thy beat the Sonics in 96?

He woulda given the Jordan bulls more a run fo they money imo
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Default Re: Where Would Hakeem Rank W/ out Those Back To Back Titles?

Rockets were robbed in the 1993 WCF against Seattle.

Tough to say where'd rank, as many of his all-time playoff performances coincided with winning those titles. The titles were the result of them.
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A choking losers. Lost in the NCAA (with the best team) and losing in the NBA would've give him the "LOSER" label forever.

Wow, great point!

I completely forgot about his college shortcomings.

Great great point.

Positive rep on that.
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