So when Yao Ming was drafted in 2002, people expected great things. I'm sure they didn't actually believe a championship the very first year. But somewhere along the line, they wanted and expected a trophy. In the past few years, through many bumps and troubles, we've come close, but never quite got close enough.
In quite a few posts, I see people blaming the players, the coach, and sometimes even the GM for their shortcomings. They all have some sense in their talk, but in the end, it's all just bull.
1. The players work their asses off, well the majority of the players. You can't blame Yao or Tracy, because they're the ones that made us a legit threat in the league. Without them, we'd be a subpar team. Injuries happen and that's just life. The players are what the fans come to watch. If we blame the players, why watch them or be a fan?
2. I have some criticisms of Adelman but I think the things he's accomplished with this team overshadows what he hasn't done.
3. I don't think Daryl Morey has made a cruicial mistake. He's been right on the dot with his prospects and trades. Can you blame him for getting probably the best team possible to surround Yao and Tracy considering how much salary they take up? Can you blame him for Tracy being injured, then Yao getting injured? Can you blame him for the remaining players to get eliminated in 7 games in the 2nd round by the eventual champions?
So anyways, whose to blame for the Rockets "underachieving" by not getting the trophy? No one. We as fans, should not point fingers at our organization or at anyone else for that matter. We as fans, should continue watching them and supporting them, no matter whose playing, whose coaching, or whose the gm. It doesn't matter if we're winning or we're losing. Maybe you'll call me a fan that has no brain. But maybe you're just a fan that has no heart? That was some deep sh--.