Found October 17, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
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A popular bit on the Internet of late appears to be taking photos of former NBA center Yao Ming standing next to people who are shorter than him so we can all marvel over how a man who stands 7’6″ can make even a person of average height seem short by comparison. Some examples include […]The post ‘Yao Ming is Taller than People Who are Shorter than Him,’ Part 3: Muggsy Bogues (pic) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

Dwight Howard says Batman film inspired him to leave the Lakers

When it is time to make a decision Alfred always has the right answer. “I actually wrote (them) down and can tell it to you — it’s from Batman,” Howard tells USA TODAY Sports. “Batman and Alfred were having a discussion (in the 2012 Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises), and Batman didn’t like what was going on and he felt like the best thing he could do was just hide....

Will Yao Ming Get Into The Hall Of Fame As A Player?

This upcoming season will only be the NBA’s third since the retirement of Yao Ming, but to me, it feels a whole lot longer than that. So much has happened since that point, like the Big Three coming together in Miami, Kevin Durant emerging as the number 2 player in the game, and the Rockets ...The post Will Yao Ming Get Into The Hall Of Fame As A Player? appeared first on The League News.

NBA and Yao Ming to open first “NBA Yao School” in China

Earlier today, the NBA officially announced their partnership with former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming to start the first ever “NBA Yao School” in China. For those of you asking, what is “NBA Yao School”? I’ll let the official press release detail that news: The NBA Yao School, launching in February 2014, will provide after-school basketball training and fitness programs...

Omer Asik goes through full practice

For months one of the most intriguing questions about the Rockets has been how Omer Asik and Dwight Howard will fit together. The answer to that is coming as Omer Asik had his first full practice on Thursday after battling a calf injury since the beginning of training camp. “He did everything today so that is a great sign” coach Kevin McHale said.

Rockets have kinks to work out to maximize Dwight Howard’s game

Dwight Howard dropped into the low blocks and waited. And waited. And waited. Eventually the ball found him as it has reliably through the preseason’s first four games. But the portions of the Rockets’ offense built around him never looked right. Passes have come his way but often too late. Some were on time but missed their target. None of this was considered to be much of...

Rockets take care of Magic despite missing starters

Just days after returning from an eight-day trip that included stops in Manila Philippines and Taipei Taiwan the Rockets returned to preseason action hosting Orlando. Despite some sluggish moments and the lack of two starters the Rockets defeated the Magic 108-104. Jeremy Lin went home before the game feeling sick. Chandler Parsons took the night off. James Harden and Dwight Howard...

Rockets' Patrick Beverley may well stop the Linsanity

Linsanity isn’t dead but it might be on the verge of being buried. The play of Patrick Beverley in the playoffs last year and into this pre-season has made it clear that even if Justin Lin remains Houston’s starting point guard — which is no certainty — he’ll be platooning with Beverley. And Beverley could well emerge as Houston’s starter because it would give the team...

James Harden Fast Break Alley-Oop To Dwight Howard (Video)

This is something Houston fans can get used to. I know Dwight enjoyed this dunk against his former team. Follow Mark Gunnels @RealMarkGunnels Twitter: @FullScaleSport

Stan Van Gundy agrees: Magic should retire Dwight’s number

Dwight Howard  recently seemed really upset that the Orlando Magic didn’t retire his number. Via the Orlando Sentinel  Howard said he wasn’t very happy when his former team allowed Tobias Harris to wear No. 12, which of course was his number in Orlando. “I just think that despite whatever happened, there was a lot of things that I did and that we did as a team, and that...

Dwight Howard says his decision to leave the Lakers was inspired by Batman

With his latest explanation as to why he decided to not re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers and instead join the Houston Rockets organization, it certainly seems like Dwight Howard is attempting to co-opt the entire DC Comics superhero universe, leaving only secondary characters for the rest of his NBA colleagues. Why? Because Howard, already […]The post Dwight Howard says his...

UFC 166: Cain and Junior Meet the Houston Rockets

UFC 166 headliners Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez gain special access to the Houston Rockets’ locker room to meet NBA All-Stars Dwight Howard and James Harden.  

Dwight Howard hopes Magic will retire his No. 12

Dwight Howard faces his former Magic team Wednesday at Toyota Center for the third time since forcing his way out in a brutal will-he, won't-he drama of his Dwight-mare decision. Magic fans and the Magic organization are still largely recovering from that. The team is rebuilding and working its way from the bottom -- literally after finishing last year with the league'...

Dwight Howard Upset The Magic Didn’t Retire His No.12 (Video)

On Wednesday night, Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets will face the  Orlando Magic in a preseason game. It will be Howard’s first game in Orlando wearing a Rockets No. 12 uniform.  Howard, the face of the Magic for several years, and a future Hall of Famer, will return to the arena he built, upset at Magic’s brass. According to the Sun Sentinel, Howard is still upset that...
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