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Jocks and Stiletto Jill:
Guess what? Royce White is back in the D League. What happened this time? Apparently the Rio Grande Valley Vipers knew nothing of White’s “Dr. orders” to leave the team and return to Houston. Oh Royce…
At the risk of earning his second suspension without pay this season, White planned to be in uniform for the Vipers game Tuesday night against Tulsa.
If you missed my “Twitter-view” with White from Saturday night, it became apparent that the problem this time had more to do with the fact he had been in the D League for 5 weeks. Plus his accommodations weren’t up to par.
Really curious to see what happens in the off season with White and the Rockets. Especially considering the Rockets picked up forward Thomas Robinson from the Kings at the trade deadline. White played just 12 games with the Vipers and averaged 9.6 points and 5.6 rebounds. White allegedly didn’t bond with his teammates and was a distraction to the team’s goals. That’s surprising…
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Just days after announcing he would be leaving the Rockets’ D-League affiliate, Yahoo! Sports reports Royce White, who had not been granted permission to leave, will return to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers Tuesday.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports:
White, who lives with an anxiety disorder, stated a team doctor told him that it would be healthier for him to leave the...
HOUSTON Houston Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson likes to say Greg Smith is "ox strong."
And now we know what it would look like if oxen could dunk. Smith brought disgrace upon the Splitter family by dunking on favorite son Tiago with such disrespect, such obscenity, such brazen force that, had this been a playground game, Splitter would have had to go home, drink...
Craig Ackerman (left), voice of the Houston Rockets
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Houston Rockets’ play-by-play announcer, Craig Ackerman, who lost both his parents in a one-vehicle car crash in Sugar Land, Texas, Tuesday.
According to Carol Christian, Houston Chronicle:
The parents of Houston Rocketsbasketball announcer Craig Ackerman died Tuesday in a one-vehicle accident...
Real talk, as far as life on the court and outside of the game goes, NOBODY is having a better year than James harden. Harden cashed out with the Rockets earlier this season following a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Has evolved his game to one of the top shooting guards in the league, he’s leading the Rockets charge to the playoffs and then, there’s the ladies. It started...
Tweet In his second-year out of Fresno State, Greg Smith is still not a household name by any means, averaging just 14.1 minutes and 5.4 points per game this season for the Houston Rockets. That still didn’t stop him from trying to get his own poster on Sunday night against the Spurs: Is that probably [...]
The Rockets now hold a three game lead over the Lakers for the seventh spot in the Western Conference thanks to their All-Star, James Harden. Along with 29 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks, Harden knocked down a game-winning jumper with just under five seconds remaining to give the Rockets a 96-95 victory over the best team in the Western Conference Sunday.
It must be the month of posterizations in the NBA.
Not only did we have the DeAndre Jordan dunk on Brandon Knight and the LeBron James facial on Jason Terry now we can add Rockets' Greg Smith to the list of dunkers who decimated players in the paint.
During last night's Spurs-Rockets matchup, the game was still hotly contested when the Rockets were heading back on...
Heading into the contest versus the Spurs, the Rockets probably were not given much of a chance considering the Spurs have won the first three meetings this season.
However, the game turned into an exciting one with both teams going toe-to-toe for four quarters and just when it seemed San Antonio was on the verge of sweeping Houston, James Harden came through in the clutch.
The Houston Rockets got contributions from several players Sunday night against the Spurs.
In closing time, they turned to James Harden again.
Harden sank an off-balance jumper with 4.5 seconds left to lift the Rockets to a 96-95 victory over San Antonio. Harden scored 18 of his 29 points in the second half as the Rockets rallied from three down in the final minute to snap a four...
I absolutely admire these type of plays. James Harden was clearly trying to draw some contact to get to the charity stripe to tie or take the lead, instead the official doesn't call the foul. This would have been a foul if it had not been the last 10 seconds of the game. Anyway, Harden makes the bucket to the give the Rockets the lead and ultimately the victory.
Game. Set. Beard.
12 games to go. LA are in 8th, 2 games ahead of Utah and Dallas in 9th/10th. 3 games behind Houston for 7th. The smoke's beginning to clear away now, and it looks like predictions of the Lakers making the playoffs will be on the mark. Hell... it's not like picking contenders for the Kentucky Derby - it's a pretty good bet now that the Lakers will make it.