December 10, 2011 in 11-12 Season
I spend a lot of time with the Rockets fans on Clutchfans – today they say thank you and goodbye to Chuck
Here are some of the best of the tributes….
DieHard Rocket – Favorite player since the championship days by far. Guy was such a worker…look at how his offense improved around the basket last year. Sad day.
DaDakota – A self made man, and quality leader. A player I will cheer for when he is not playing the Rockets.
TheresTheDagger – If ever any player deserved to be entitled the heart and soul of the team, it was Chuck Hayes.
Johndoe804 – I will forever rock my Chuck Hayes jersey.
phantoman – by far the most likable and dependable rockets player… 4yr/21m you deserve it the rox underpaid you for too long.
moestavern19 – Was at the Warriors game when he got the triple double. Never cheered so hard for anything in my life. This one hurts.
htownrox1 – Saw his first triple double. Pure heart and passion. Goodbye Chuck.
Another Brother – To the biggest heart that this team has seen since Hakeem, you’ll be sorely missed.
daywalker02 – Good luck big fella, You will be missed PS: Try not to shut down any Rocket post players
davidio840 – Hayes put it all on the floor every game he played. The best 6’6 center ever to play in the NBA. You will be missed
durvasa – My favorite Rocket since the championship years. I thought, or hoped, he’d remain with the team for life. I still think there is a good chance we haven’t seen the last of Chuck Hayes as part of the Rockets organization.
rn_xw – Thank you Chuck, from those 10 day contracts to the charge you took on BRoy(which made him retire btw) and the 22 game winning streak and the defense on KG. You are a true Rocket and I hope one day you come back.
RocketsRed14 – Good luck chuck Hayes aka chuckwagon aka the Modesto mauler. Hope kings fans appreciate Hayes as much as us rockets fans did.
napalm_black – This is really sad. Chuck was one of the main reasons that I watched Rockets games even when I knew the team wouldn’t win. That guy is pure class, pure heart, pure hustle. He exemplified what we want Rockets basketball to be. He was a success story. Etc etc. It’s going to hurt watching him play with a bunch of scrubs on another team. Farewell, Chuckwagon. First fire, then wind, now earth, all gone. (Bullardism, hehe).
eric.81 – Keep working on that free throw stroke and mid-range jumper, big fella. Show everyone that you’re worth even more than $21 million. Enjoy the riches that you have truly earned. Your passion, leadership, and toughness will be missed. Keep on rollin’ Chuckwagon!
(I will try to add some more when I have a bit more time)