ROCKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Yao Ming, Sheryl Swoopes among Hall of Fame finalists

TORONTO (AP) -- Shaquille O'Neal was just 9 years old when his stepfather began teaching him basketball with a plan to dominate like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.Young Shaquille didn't even know who they were.Now he's on the verge of joining them in basketball immortality."He told me this day would happen and I never believed him," O'Neal said of Phillip...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 Naismith Hall of Fame finalists announced

The 2016 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame finalists were announced on Friday, and it was hard not to notice three big names in NBA history are among the finalists. On top of the list were two of the best big men of their era in Shaquille O’Neal and Yao Ming, while one of the toughest point guards to ever play the game in Allen Iverson also appears at the top of the list of finalists...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets shopping Dwight Howard

Just to make things interesting as the NBA’s trade deadline approaches, the Houston Rockets are reportedly reaching out to teams about potentially trading center Dwight Howard. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical has the report, citing league sources: “The Rockets are working with Howard’s agent, Dan Fegan, on possible destinations, league executives told The Vertical...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin McHale: James Harden being out of shape hurt Rockets early

Kevin McHale was dumped by the Houston Rockets 11 games into the season following a slow 4-7 start, even though he had reached the Western Conference finals the previous season. On Tuesday, the former Rockets coach appeared on TNT and said that James Harden being out of shape and Dwight Howard being unable to play and practice on back-to-back days contributed to the team’s poor...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry best highlights from 35 points against Rockets

There have been many great basketball teams in the history of the sport but right now, the Golden State Warriors might be considered one of the best of all-time. Last night, the Warriors hosted the Houston Rockets and Stephen Curry put together another incredible performance with thirty-five points and nine assists. Check out some of his best highlights in the below compilation:...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry Outduels James Harden In Warriors Win

Stephen Curry had 35 points, nine assists and five rebounds to outlast MVP runner-up James Harden and the Rockets.Pushing the Warriors regular season record to an incredible 47 wins and their home streak of wins to an astounding 42 in a row. “We can definitely play better and just sustain our level of play and be more consistent over 48 minutes. It’s hard,” Curry said. ...
Via Hooped Up
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Barcelona's Neymar stars in Taco Bell Super Bowl ad

Football or football?It's a seemingly never-ending debate, but Barcelona star Neymar is playing his part in putting it to bed.Featuring alongside the likes of Houston Rockets guard James Harden and television personality and alien conspiracy enthusiast Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, of all people, the Brazil international made himself heard in Taco Bell's Quesalupa Super Bowl Commercial...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets’ top five teams in franchise history: number one

To be completely honest, the Houston Rockets this year have been subpar. Just when they seem to have gotten things under control, everything goes haywire and they crash. To cope with this season, I will be releasing an article daily counting down the top five Rockets teams in franchise history. There are many great eras, from Moses Malone’s to Hakeem Olajuwon’s, Tracy McGrady’s...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston, all our problems are solved? Harden to 'go all out' for KD

The Houston Rockets are having a terrible season, but their fortunes can change overnight if James Harden convinces Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant to join forces with him in Texas next year. The Rockets will have the cap space to make something happen, and their general manager, Daryl Morey, has a history of luring star talent in free agency. So...maybe this will actually go...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets make plays late to hand Suns 6th straight loss

PHOENIX -- Corey Brewer scored 24 points and Trevor Ariza 22 to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.The Rockets won despite a 4-for-19 shooting night by James Harden, who finished with 17 points, more than 10 under his average. Dwight Howard grabbed 16 rebounds in the 200th meeting between the teams.Archie Goodwin led the Suns with...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Battle of the Beards—James Harden Calls Post-Game Reporter 'Little Beard'

Houston Rockets guard James Harden is known for his long Euro-step, his cooking celebration after he drills a long 3,  and of course his humongous beard—but mostly his beard. So what happens when a post-game reporter sports a beard as strong as Harden's? After having a great night and leading the Rockets to a win after three losses in a row, Harden brought up swag in his post...
Via Stack
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden's new endorsement bills itself just like him: 'Weirdly Awesome'

Houston Rockets All-Star guard James Harden ranked fifth in Forbes’ list of the NBA's highest-paid players on and off the court with $32.8 million, including $17 million from endorsements. The endorsement part just got a little bigger and this one fits The Beard to a T.Harden is joining up with Ferrara Candy’s Trolli brand, according to Forbes. The company bills itself as ...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Get Josh Smith Back From Clippers Basically For Free

When Josh Smith joined the Houston Rockets last season he ended up providing the team with some pretty valuable minutes off the bench. He wanted to play more so he signed with the Clippers in the off-season. Well--that didn't quite work out as he expected.So now he is back in Houston after the Clippers traded him back to the Rockets, but it wasn't your traditional trade. What they...
Via FatManWriting
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets expected to keep Ty Lawson past trade deadline

Just when it seemed like the Houston Rockets might be shopping point guard Ty Lawson, now they aren’t. Lawson has struggled on the court with Houston since coming over in a trade from the Denver Nuggets last summer, and he was suspended twice this season for two DWI arrests occurring last year. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported last month the Rockets were trying to...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy blasts NBA over ‘Hack-a-Drummond’ strategy

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy took the NBA to task for its role in how Andre Drummond was intentionally fouled so many times he took an astounding 36 free throws in Wednesday’s 123-114 victory over the Houston Rockets. And Van Gundy isn’t happy about it and holds the NBA directly responsible for it. “That's the game the league wants, so that’s what fans get...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving gets through Rockets defense with insane handles

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving embarrassed the Houston Rockets defense on Friday night by going one-on-four to the hole for a layup. Of course, with the dribbling Irving showed off on the play, it would’ve been pretty damn difficult for anyone to stop him. Watch these nasty handles from “Uncle Drew”: Irving finished with a game-high 23 points in the Cavs’...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't Sleep On The Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets have been playing their whole season on the verge. They have avoided falling into the abyss of mediocrity, but have also failed to match the brilliance they showed last season.It’s hard to believe the Rockets were below .500 only a few days ago. Any lineup strutting out James Harden, Dwight Howard, and Trevor Ariza should be in good shape. But alas, it is the...
Via The Sports Quotient
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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