And while this has absolutely nothing to do with Houston Rockets basketball, we figured this week we’d construct a football team featuring Rockets.
Earlier this week, we revealed our starting 11 on offense, and today, we switch over to the defensive side of the ball.
Defensive Line - Yao Ming, Ralph Sampson, Dikembe Mutombo, Elvin Hayes
Just imagine these guys on the defensive line. They wouldn’t need to even rush the quarterback. Just put your hands up and block the vision of the quarterback.
Linebackers - Gerald Green, Ron Artest, Shane Battier
Linebackers are supposed to evoke fear in their opponents, and that’s exactly what Green, Artest and Battier do. And look, Gerald Green is already fitting in.
Cornerbacks - Aaron Brooks, Goran Dragic
Two defensive-minded guards can keep up with the receivers and Brooks and Dragic have proven that they can be one step ahead of their opponent, a key attribute for the cornerback position.
Safeties - Chris Paul, Jae’Sean Tate
Chris Paul would play like the Earl Thomas of the defense as the secondary’s vocal leader, while Jae’Sean Tate would be the Kam Chancellor, giving out the biggest hits. That’s a lethal combination.
What do you think Red Nation? Who is your starting XI on defense? Chime off in the comments below!