In the 90’s we got a double dose of awesome out of Houston when the Rockets won back to back NBA titles. How could you not fall in love with Hakeem Olajuwon, Otis Thorpe, the slightly intergalactic-looking Sam Cassell and a very young Robert Horry coming out of a wide open western conference to defeat the New York Knicks in seven games? How could you not meet the Thorpe/Drexler trade leading to Houston sweeping a prime Shaq and Penny Hardaway led Magic the following year with an equal amount of heartfelt warmth? Of course the Rockets would have lost to a Jordan-less Bulls team had the worst foul call in history not been made by Hue Hollins in the Knicks series, but had that call not happened this article couldn’t have been written. I’m getting off track, it’s the whole ‘double dose’ thing I’m going after here.
Houston got another double dose of awesome last night on HDNet at Legacy Fighting Championship 10. First, while many were watching the UFC 144 weigh-ins, Reynaldo Trujillo knocked out Munil Adriano with a Superman punch so perfect I think the 155 pounder could’ve knocked out Doomsday. Then the main event saw a possible sub of the year contender when Pat Audinwood took the back of Justin Reiswerg, eventually transitioning into a sweet armbar to end it.