FRIDAY, 1/6/05 – What else is there to say? I have said it over and over and over again this season. If there was ever any proof that the Mike James for Rafer Alston trade on October 4th was an idiotic move for the Rockets, this was it. While James was lighting up the Rockets for 30 points, eight assists and 7 rebounds, Alston scored TWO points and 7 assists in 35 minutes in a blowout loss to Toronto, 112-92.
James was also able to get payback after the game with the following facetious quote:
“I guess I’m not a point guard. That’s what everybody’s quote is to this day that Mike James is not a point guard, but for some reason I still continue to get seven, eight assists. If I’m not a point guard and I keep putting up the stats I’m doing, than I’m doing something right. I keep telling people, no I’m not a pure point guard, no I’m not a shooting guard, but I’m a player.”
Good for you, Mike. You proved how idiotic the Rockets were in trading you. Who is accountable for the Rockets for this dumb move? I want to know. Hey Mike, will you consider coming back to the Rockets after you become a free agent this season?
The only bright notes for the Rockets was T-Mac ‘s 37 points (15-of-31 shooting) and David Wesley‘s 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting. It didn’t help that Juwan Howard got upset at James for jawing at him after he was fouled, and shoved the ball in his face to get thrown out of the game. That was about as dumb of a move as the aforementioned trade.
That’s about all I can write after this game since I’m still on the road. Hopefully with my travels ending soon, I will be able to get back to my regular schedule of providing more extensive reports of Rocket games.
To see the boxscore from the game, click here.