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Many wondered why Dwight Howard opted to go with the Houston Rockets. Well a big reason for that was Chandler Parsons. I am sure many are shocked to hear this. Maybe if it was James Harden. Parsons is an Orlando native, who played at Florida. So Parsons know Howard when he played for the Magic. Another connection between the two is there agent Dan Fegan. Here is what Parsons had to say about Howard joining the Rockets below. “I think I had a big impact,” Parsons said at USA Basketball’s mini-camp. “The first thing he said at the press conference was that, ‘You guys should thank Chandler Parsons because he is a big reason why I am here.’ “I spent a lot of time during the summer in L.A.,” Parsons said. “We kind of just hit it off. We literally would text every day. He’d call me at 8 p.m. with a question and then he’d call me at midnight with the same question. I respect the way he handled [his free agency]. He took his time and weighed all his options.     Follow me on twitter @ScottBask

Houston Rockets: Chandler Parsons believes he deserves a little more credit

Houston welcoming Dwight Howard At the USA Basketball’s mini-camp, Parsons told the media he lured Dwight Howard to Houston. “I think I had a big impact,” Parsons said at USA Basketball’s mini-camp. He believes he deserves a lot more credit for it. The first thing Dwight Howard said at the press conference was, “Chandler is the guy you all should really thank.” It turns...

Parsons Played Key Role In Bringing Dwight Howard To Rockets

When Chandler Parsons switched agents to Dan Fegan in May, he became closer friends with Dwight Howard. Parsons and Howard originally met in Orlando when the former was playing at Florida and latter was with the Magic. Parsons helped recruit Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets. "I think I had a big impact," Parsons said at USA Basketball's mini-camp. "The first...

Report: 'Linsanity' to hit theaters in October

"Linsanity" is coming back. Not to Madison Square Garden, but to the silver screen. The Jeremy Lin documentary is set to hit theaters across the country on Oct. 4, according to The film, which premiered the Sundance Film Festival in January, depicts the life of Lin from his childhood to his rise in becoming an international sensation with the New York...

Report: Lakers to face Howard, Rockets on Nov. 7

Kobe Bryant just got another jolt of motivation to return quickly perhaps too quickly from his April 12 Achilles tendon tear. According to a report from Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers will face Dwight Howard and the Rockets in Houston on Nov. 7. The NBA is expected to release its 2013-14 schedule later this week, but Yahoo! obtained the information in advance. Bryant...

Jeremy Lin documentary set to hit theaters October 4th

“Linsanity” a documentary about Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin has been picked up by distributor Ketchup Entertainment and will be released Oct. 4 Variety reports. The film chronicles the life of Lin from his childhood in California to his magical month in New York where the relative unknown and undrafted Harvard product became a household name with the Knicks.

A photo of Yao Ming and a really really tall bike

Still playing for the Houston Rockets, Yao Ming is introduced to his new bike, which is literally as tall as the guy showing it to him

Report: Kobe & Lakers To Play Dwight & Rockets On November 7

Kobe Bryant and the Lakers will reportedly travel to Dwight Howard’s new home and face the Rockets for the first time since Howard’s departure on November 7 of next season. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: As Kobe Bryant rehabilitates his torn Achilles tendon, there will undoubtedly be a date circled on his and the Los Angeles Lakers’ schedule: A Nov. 7...

T.J. Simers' Future With L.A. Times Likely To Be Decided This Week

T.J. Simers May Find Himself Unemployed Due To The Now-Infamous Dwight Howard Free Throw Shooting Video Ask a sports fan in Los Angeles their thoughts on Los Angeles Times columnist TJ Simers and you're likely to get a strongly formed opinion one way or the other. Simers is the classic long-tenured, old-school, pull-no-punches, love 'em or hate 'em print columnist...

Chris Palmer Doesn’t Seem to Be Employed Anymore by ESPN

I hate to see anyone lose their job, even though I am not exactly sure what Chris Palmer did for ESPN. I just knew him from Twitter, you never saw him on TV,  any articles on or anything. But, he hasn’t Tweeted since July 24th and his changed his bio and Twitter handle to remove any trace of ESPN. Palmer who said he was “hearing strongly” that Dwight Howard was returning...

Report: Steve Nash, Ex-Wife Barred by Court From Saying ‘Disparaging’ Things About Each Other on Twitter

While the Lakers have endured a rough offseason, losing center Dwight Howard to free agency and looking at a 2013-14 campaign that probably won’t meet the organization’s lofty standards, point guard Steve Nash has been relatively quiet. The 39-year-old Nash did say his piece when Howard vaulted L.A. for Houston, but he hasn’t been anywhere near as vocal as Kobe Bryant, for...
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