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How Rockets’ P.J. Tucker was inspired by Jerry Stackhouse as a youth

P.J. Tucker #17 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
P.J. Tucker #17 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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P.J. Tucker #17 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker drew inspiration from 19-year NBA veteran Jerry Stackhouse.

Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker has earned the reputation of being one of the most hard-nosed, gritty, tough-minded players in the NBA. Tucker has proven to be the best corner 3-point shooter in the league, and has always welcomed the challenge of taking on the opposing team’s best offensive threat.

Tucker’s defensive versatility is part of what allows the Rockets’ famed small ball style of play to work, as he’s both physically and mentally built to scrap and battle against the opposing big men across the league. Tucker has consistently been one of the Rockets’ best 3-point shooters since arriving in 2017, and he’s been one of the best defenders in the league, although he’s been snubbed for the All-Defense teams on numerous occasions.

Although Tucker is well-known for being one of the best 3-and-D players in the league, one could argue that he’s known more for his swagger off the court. Tucker has earned the title of the Sneaker King, while also turning heads with his fashion choices, which include donning a red suit to the 2018 NBA awards.

Tucker has also become famous for his car collection, as he owns the Rolls Royce Cullinan, which carries a price tag of $325,000. It doesn’t stop there though, as Tucker has been spotted with Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s, and Rolls Royce’s, which further illustrates his high-profile off the court and his illustrious collection of whips.

Next: How Tucker was inspired by Stackhouse

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