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Yao Ming Is Taking Funny Pictures With Golfers Again

It was about this time last year when Yao Ming, the 7-foot-6 retired NBA star, began popping up on the Twitter feeds of some of our favorite golfers. Keegan Bradley is a relatively tall man, but he looked like dwarf standing next to Yao. And if Bradley looked short, you can imagine how tiny Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell appeared. Well, wouldn’t you know, Yao is...
Via Back9Network
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Will Harden and Howard prove to be winners in Houston?

Editor's note: This is the 23nd of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Dwight Howard; PF Terrence Jones; SF Trevor Ariza; SG James Harden; PG Patrick Beverly. Key Reserves F Jeff Adrien; F Donatas Motiejunas; SF Francisco Garcia; PF-C Joey Dorsey; G Jason Terry; G Troy Daniels; SF Kostas Papanikolaou; PF Josh Powell; PG Ish Smith...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets News: Hakeem Olajuwon says Dwight Howard 'ready' for MVP season

Dwight Howard has had high expectations the moment his name was announced with the first pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. Now, reports have one of his coaches with the Houston Rockets calling Howard “ready” for an MVP-caliber season.By Jose Garcia, c/o Wikimedia CommonsIt’s important to note the coach mentioning Howard in the MVP conversation is Hakeem Olajuwon, a former MVP center...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Predictions: James Harden won't have a career scoring year

By now, you have scoured through the countless previews about the 30 NBA teams and their offseason moves. This is not that preview column. In fact, this one could make you money, not waste productivity at the office. (You know who you are.) I’m here to delve further into the upcoming NBA season with the for-entertainment-purposes-only team previews with the gambling twist. Actual...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Injury Update: Terrence Jones leaves Wednesday's game with neck issue, did not return

The Houston Rockets defeated the Orlando Magic on Wednesday by the score of 90-89. The win improved the Rockets to 5-2 on the preseason. Troy Daniels and Isaiah Canaan lead the Rockets with 14 points. Starting power forward Terrence Jones left the game with a back injury after 28 minutes of action. He did not return and finished the game with nine points, eight rebounds and four...
Via Sports Injury Alert
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Powell Waived By Rockets

Veteran forward Josh Powell has been waived by the Houston Rockets, a league source told RealGM.Powell had a non-guaranteed contract for 2014-15 as part of the multi-year deal he signed late last season. Despite the likelihood of his release, Powell entered training camp as one of the Rockets’ locker room voices, a close friend of Dwight Howard who trained with the All-Star center...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy NBA Basketball: Mock Keeper Draft - the Dwight Howard edition

I recently had a keeper draft in Yahoo. I really wanted one of the first three picks in the first round to have a chance at drafting the beast, Anthony Davis. But alas, the fantasy gods did not favor me that day, and I got the 8th pick. This is when I decided to go full "Dwight Howard" mode on my league.Best advice I have for your #fantasybasketball draft is this: Go...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets GM Daryl Morey is not thrilled with videos making fun of James Harden’s defense

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey name is bbeginningto pop up a lot lately. Whether it is his back and forth with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban or his view on what players he believes gives them the best shot to win a championship. Now Morey is trying to tackle another issue and it involves around his star player James Harden. Someone made a YouTube video of how terrible...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Heat Beats Houston Rockets By 5-points 90-85. (Recap)

The Miami Heat defeated the Houston Rockets during Tuesday night’s preseason game 90-85. Dwayne Wade led his team to victory scoring 26 points and Chris Bosh finished with 22 points and six rebounds. Center Dwight Howard finished with 19 points and 9 rebounds for the Houston Rockets. James Harden also finished with 19 points. Luol Deng kicked things off when he made the first score...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Johnson, Clint Capela sent to D-League?

Well, Houston's bench seemed to get a little simpler over the weekend. When the Rockets were down in the RGV for their preseason game against the Warriors, Kevin McHale addressed the team's relationship with their D-League affiliate, as reported by Jonathan Feigen on the Houston Chronicle's Ultimate Rockets blog: "The Vipers have been great for us. We sent guys...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets motivated by early playoff exit

HOUSTON (AP) The shot still stings more than five months later. The Houston Rockets talk about how they've moved on from Damian Lillard's buzzer beater that knocked them out of the playoffs in the first round in May. But the shot remains with the Rockets and is one of many motivations for a team determined to do more this season. ''Our focus is getting there, and...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Houston Rockets

In the process of trying to land a third star, Houston saw some of its talent drift away, and they scrambled to replace them without losing a season. Morey has infamously flipped his players quickly and used them like assets, never worrying about the role players who got away. This led to a rich cache in goods, which they used to trade for Harden and they eventually stole Howard...
Via Analytics Game
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets To Rely On D-League Growth For Clint Capela, Nick Johnson

The Houston Rockets plan to utilize the NBA Development League heavily this season for their two draft picks, Clint Capela and Nick Johnson. “The Vipers have been great for us,” Kevin McHale said. “We sent guys down here. It helped them. D-Mo was down here. Terrence came down for a while. It really helps their game a lot. I like it. Like this year, will be a huge year for Clint...
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon: Dwight Howard Will Have MVP-Type Season

Dwight Howard looks healthy and injury free during this training camp.  The Rockets big man has looked so good that a legend from years past believes Howard can dethrone Kevin Durant for league MVP. Rockets Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon believes Howard will have an MVP-type season. “I played at a time when were so many players that could win the MVP each year — Michael Jordan...
Via Thacover2
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets Guard James Harden Videobombs Isaiah Canaan With Crazy Dance

The Houston Rockets have been looking forward to the preseason. They've been looking forward to getting started; to seeing how well the team can do in Year Two of the Dwight Howard Era. They've added a couple pieces (i.e Jason Terry. Trevor Ariza) and have high hopes the pieces are present to allow the team to make a deep run in to the post season.For now it's preseason...
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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