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How will Allan Houston go down in history as being known best as

1. A great SG that never won a championship and deserved to
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2. A great SG that never won a championship and never deserved to
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3. A player that made the wrong decision by signing with the pathetic Knicks
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4. Not very good and should not be spoken of
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5. Nothing more than an overpaid galloot
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33%
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:28 pm
He has retired and that just means the Knicks will over pay someone else!

He was very good but never became a superstar - Not in the TMac, Lebron, Kobe, Iveron even Ray Allen way
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:37 pm
I liked him as a player, but he was overhyped.
He was a noch below Ray Allen, but a very good player.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:45 pm
i think he deserved to win one, just not with the knicks
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:52 pm
He seemed a little soft!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:53 pm
Yeah he was and he looked like a pretty boy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:55 pm
He was in the Knicks = Soft


Where abouts are you in the U.S. helloman?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:35 am
Um, I don't really know what to vote, he was a great sg, that made the wrong decision by signing with the pathetic Knicks and finished as an overpaid galloot....

Nah, he was just a shooter, a great one, tho. But weak in other aspects of his game. Not a real star, just a borderline all-star.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:36 am
That's about right. I remember in about 1997, some analysts were comparing him to Jordan and they were saying that he was on the verge of being like him. Though Houston had some really great performances, he never got anywhere near the level of Jordan. He has been dropping off for a few years now and definately didn't finish at his best
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:08 am
Allan Houston was a quiet achiever...

While Shaq has said he'll bring a championship to Miami, and Kobe's been crying for years, and Baron's predicting 50 wins for Golden State... while all these players talk, people begin to listen in. If someone opens their mouth, they get a lot of attention.

Meanwhile, Allan Houston just sat quietly back and went to the Eastern Conference Finals, but ultimately ended losing against Michael Jordan (I swear, that man has robbed a lot of good men out of a championship rings over the years).

Houston was a damn fine professional player. Always had a good attitude, always on time to practice, and (before these injuries ended his career) a regular during the season (and the playoffs). In a time where Ray Allen was on the Bucks making dunk-posters, Houston was one of the league's fiercest shooters (but I'd still rank him behind Reggie Miller). He was a great player that, until he got paid accordingly, nobody paid attention to.

Patrick Ewing was the poster boy, Larry Johnson was the mouth, Charles Oakley was the big, bad mean power forward, and John Starks was the emotional 6th man who's career started in the CBA... Charlie Ward had drama, Chris Childs had drama, and we all remember LJ's brawl... but in the background of the whole Knicks organization was one consumate professional practicing his jump shot when nobody was looking. Allan Houston will be missed in this league. Players like him are rare enough, but people like him are one in 500,000. Like Isaiah said, the only man more humble and professional than Allan was eagle-scout, Navy boy David Robinson. Allan Houston wont necessarily be missed as a player... but moreso as a person.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:51 pm
Well said

David Robinson was also one of the nicest guys ever and he is someone I miss
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:53 pm
David Robinson, Allan Houston, and John Stockton. All very professional, very humble, and quietly led their teams to Conference Finals without barking about it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:39 pm
Really makes you not look fondly at guys with bad attitudes
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:39 pm
Not at all... hence the fact that I was dancing in the streets when Van Exel was traded.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:05 pm
Spurs still would be happy to have him
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:08 pm
But I wouldn't be. The man is a head case with major attitude.

If Spurs lost Tim Duncan and Ginobli to major injuries this season and had playoff hopes threatened, Van Exel would throw a hissy fit. I know that situation is unlikely, but thats the kind of cry baby Nick Van Exel is. He's a child.
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