I Forgot All About Hot Rod

When I saw this post I thought Rod had kicked the bucket or something. Yep, Hot Rod could take to the rack like nobody’s business. You know what he couldn’t do? Make an outside jumper. He had no shot. NO SHOT. And it became a liability to every team he played on, which ended up being nine teams before his career ended, including my home team Trail Blazers. As good as Rod was, the dude just couldn’t fit into a team and system, he could never get completely comfortable. Poor Rod was injury prone and there was always some kind of drama with management. The dude never felt he got the respect he deserved and grew a huge chip on his shoulder. Well, he would have gotten a lot more respect, if he had ever developed a freakin jump shot.

But yeah, his game was pretty cool.


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