Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Rocket's change in attitude

We are in the middle of the first round of the NBA playoffs, and fans around the country have already put their money on their favorites. Since I am from Houston, I will always support my Houston Rockets to the end...Even if the odds are against them. In sports, I feel like too much emphasis is placed on the numbers (ie. Player statistics, series wins/losses). Historically, the Rockets have not been the top dogs in the league...Minus a brief stint of GREATNESS in 1994 and 1995 as repeat NBA Champions. However, I believe that in our team's case, there is something greater that drives our success (and it doesn't have to do with numbers). Sure we have Yao Ming, and Tracy McGrady, two of our leagues top scorers. But the true heart of the team comes from the support of the Houston fans.

In our last series game against Dallas, people argue there was unfair refereeing. (because there was!!). In the end, our coach Jeff Van Gundy ended up with a $100,000 fine after accusing referees of bad calls. The flood of support toward Van Gundy that came from the players, the fans, and the city of Houston shows the strong passion that drives our NBA team. With a team and fan base like that, how can we not win the championship....Seriously!?


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