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SKIP TO MY LOU

Posted by HG on April 25, 2007

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I caught somebody hatin’ on Rafer Alston over at www.redrowdies.com . We’re all rooting for the Rockets.. What’s the problem bro? Calling Rafer Alston the worst point guard in the league is A) wrong and B) NOT POSITIVE. I guess you would prefer Sebastian Telfair. Or maybe you would like Smush Parker’s 14 minute, 0-2 from the field, 2007 playoff performance.

For those not in the know, Rafer is a street ball legend.. Alston aka Skip To My Lou was able to make the transition from the parks to the arenas. I met him one time when he was with Milwaukee. We talked more about “Skip” than Rafer even though he made it clear he was very proud to make it to the NBA. Here he is back in the day:

Everybody can’t be Nash, Kidd, or Paul. On a team with Tracy and Yao, you need somebody that can bring the ball up court, get the team into it’s offense, and hit wide open shots when guys are double teamed. STML can do all of those things. Rafer shot 36% from 3 point land this season. His mark could be better, but he’s in line with the league average. He doesn’t put up the biggest assist totals either although that’s more of a JVG style thing.

If you’re wondering why I’m defending Rafer Alston, you haven’t been keeping up with YBB lately. Let’s go everybody. Support the Rockets. ALL OF THEM.

YOU CAN TRACK MY ROCKET SUPPORT AT THE LINKS BELOW:

Why I’m down with the Rockets for the 2007 playoffs.

My only Houston experience and starting on a positive note.

Positive thinking is bringing down the Jazz.

T-Mac Time.

Houston defeats Utah in game one.

Great video showing Yao and Olajuwon. The editor did an excellent job of finding similarities.

Cranking up my support for the Rockets.

Shout out to fellow Rocket supporters, the good folks over at Red Rowdies.

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TAKE TWO

Posted by HG on April 23, 2007

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The Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons both get a chance to push their series leads to 2-0 tonight. That’s fitting since they will be meeting up in the NBA finals. I love symmetry. Speaking of, check out this video of Olajuwon and Ming.

Props to whoever (kurtman31?? ClutchCity Productions) put the time in to put that together. I can never get enough of the “Dream Shake” HO (no Don Imus) put on David Robinson. Finding similar moves, blocks, and dunks for Yao and Hak had to take forever. Yao was a beast in game one… 28 points and 13 boards.. If he keeps that up he’ll have a ring like Hakeem too. As for the competition…..

I know you’re not supposed to kick a man when he’s down. I know your not supposed take joy in another person’s pain. I can’t help it though. Andrei Kirilenko cried. He CRIED. I’m not one of those people that says a man can never cry. If you lose a family member or some other hardship hits you, it’s cool to shed some tears. Crying at work?!? Well, that’s just soft. You can’t cry on the job, in front of all of your boys, over playing time. Want more playing time? Quit playing like crap. If players are gonna start crying over playing time then somebody better get Smush Parker a king sized box of Kleenex. Everybody knows about the deal Kirilenko and his wife have.. the “you get one sexy time outside of the marriage per year” deal.. And he’s crying? GTFOH. So..If you’re scoring at home, Larry Miller has argued with Derek Fisher, and now Andrei Kirilenko is crying. If I can get more people to stay positive about the Rockets the Utah Jazz might end up forfeiting the series.

JAZZ: Kirilenko cries over diminished role. Thank you Salt Lake City Tribune

Olajuwon and Ming, the same but different. Thank you Kurtman31 via YouTube

The Secret, The Law of Attraction, and The Rockets. Thank you ME

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T-MAC TIME

Posted by HG on April 21, 2007

This is a clip or montage of Tracy McGrady gettin busy against the Utah Jazz. He dropped Jim Brown on the Jazz back in January. That was without Yao in the lineup so Tracy was carrying the load… It also lets Utah know Tracy can and will go off if he has to.

Houston’s quest for their 5th visit to the finals and 3rd championship begins tonight. Since the Celtics didn’t make the playoffs, WE should be in good shape. McGrady and Ming are both top five players at their positions. Shane Battier is the ultimate glue guy. Dikembe Mutombo is a great back-up center no matter how old he is, and Juwan Howard, Rafer Alston, Luther Head, and Chuck Hayes round out a decent supporting cast. The role players could be stronger, but Bonzi Wells was lacking the positive attitude that (I) the Rockets want on the team and he had to be sent home. He’s gonna miss out on a ring. Damn shame.

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CRUMBLING FROM WITHIN

Posted by HG on April 20, 2007

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Need more proof that the power of positive thinking is helping the Houston Rockets? Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller and guard Derek Fisher have traded words through the media, resulting in Miller meeting with the team for 30 minutes after Wednesday’s shootaround. The Rockets first round opponent has some in house fighting going on.. That’s gotta be a good thing. 

Forget for a minute that Larry Miller’s original comments came after a game Sunday, and I didn’t start supporting Houston until yesterday. I’m gonna need you to ignore the part of the story that states both parties have said everything is ok now. Let’s focus on some of the things Derek Fisher had to say after Miller ripped the team.

” … what it’s not time for is peripheral people to have comments about what’s going on in our locker room and questioning who we are as a team. And I don’t really care who that is.”

Well said Mr. Fisher.

Derek admits that he had been biting his tongue for some time:

He made a statement, and I made a statement in response to not only his statement but just overall. It was something I probably wanted to say overall but just held onto it. It was something I just feel is important, and I want everybody to hear that, not just to him, just to Coach (Jerry Sloan) or to the fellas. It was to everybody. That’s important to me.”

Like I said earlier, Miller and Fisher have said everything’s good between them but I don’t believe it. “The Secret” is conspiring to guide the Houston Rockets to the championship by any means necessary. I’m not hoping that any of the Utah Jazz get arrested.. Off court problems are weclome though…

A couple of former Rockets must not know what being positive means or they don’t read my blog. TNT’s Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley might be using the tough love tactic.. It’s just that they sound like they’re being negative.

Chuck and Jet, you guys have the opportunity to inform millions of people about the Rockets trek toward the title. Use your platform to spread the love, don’t start shoveling the dirt. If the Rocket’s and their fans can’t have the support of two of their own, doesn’t that mean that the terrorist Utah Jazz have won?

***The Houston Rockets are a proud franchise. Stop telling me the only reason they won a couple of titles in the 90s is because MJ was playing baseball. I have to go with the history books..The Rockets were absolutely, POSITIVELY, back to back champions in ’94 and ’95. Woulda coulda shoulda whatever.***

Miller apologizes for comments. Thank you Desert News

Barry, Smith, Barkley cutting Rockets no slack. Thank you Houston Chronicle

Walk into the light friend..not away from it. EVERYTHING is right with Houston.

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IT’S POSITIVELY PLAYOFF TIME

Posted by HG on April 19, 2007

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I’ve only been to Houston, Texas one time. It was for the 2004 MLB All-Star game and I was there on business. I didn’t really get a chance to experience Houston.. Still I had a great time. I met Drayton McLane, I chopped it up with Tracy McGrady at a party, and Barry Bonds turned down my interview request. I ate Chick-fil-A which is probably no big deal to you, but Chick-fil-A is the shit and there’s not one near where I live… And I met TS.

Whew she was bad… A 5’7″ brown-skinned(ded) dime. I met her at the party I mentioned a second ago. We got to hang-out one night, eating on the company’s coin(no trickery), and we finished up the night in my room “sippin on some drank”. One thing did not lead to the other, but it was cool. It wasn’t really about that. Dinner, drinks, and a nightcap plus a cool convo with a beautiful woman from a different city was good enough.. Nah I’m bullshittin’. I wanted to hit.

I don’t have any complaints about what I saw of Houston even though I know everybody there was on their best behavior while they tried to impress MLB and out of towners. The people were friendly, I don’t remember the weather (that could be considered a good thing), and Roger Clemens got slapped in the 1st inning of the All-Star game (6 runs). That’s what I remember about H-Town.

“HG, you’re stroking Houston pretty hard”… You call it stroking, I call it trying to be positive. I’m (we’re) gonna have to do a lot of stroking in order to help the Rockets win the title.

If you need proof that the power of positive thinking works, check out how people feel about the Utah/Houston, 4-5 match-up in round 1. So far so good. Let’s keep it up people.

Positivly thinking the Rockets to the title. From You Been Blinded

2007 NBA Playoff Brackets. From Ball Hype

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