His NBA career was short lived, but Yao Ming will continue to be one of the most marketable athletes in the world for as long as he sees fit.
In this fun spot, Yao takes a stroll with a cute little kid while enjoying Oreo Mini's.
Hat tip to D Wizzle's World.
Five things I'm thinking about this weekend while teaching myself to spell "Motiejunas."
1. Something that seems true (and totally is): You did not want Kyle Lowry on the Rockets anyway.
Usually a good player. Sometimes a great player. Often a malcontent. (Always beefy).
You cannot win if your point guard is a malcontent. It just won't work. It's like trying...
Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is a numbers guy, an MIT guy, a probabilities guy. MIT is the kind of place where you can learn to predict the next face card, not hope for it.
Luck is just nonsense to a guy like Morey, but then there is this:
Last fall, the Rockets had guard Jeremy Lin on their roster, but they cut him because they already had Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic...
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Rockets have signed Donatas Motiejunas to a multiyear contract.
Motiejunas was the 20th overall pick by the Timberwolves in the 2011 draft.
He spent last season in the Polish League where he averaged 15.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in 26 minutes. He had 23 points and 11 rebounds in the title game of the Polish League finals to help his team to the championship...
The Toronto Raptors obtained guard Kyle Lowry from the Houston Rockets in trade that sends forward Gary Forbes and a protected future first-round draft pick to the Rockets, ESPN.com reported. Lowry averaged 15 points, seven assists, five rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers per game prior through the All-Star break, but saw his season end with an abdominal injury that required...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Jeremy Lin has agreed to terms on a deal with the Houston Rockets. After taking some time to “discuss the parameters” and “structure” of the proposed offer sheet, Lin has verbally agreed to a 4-year/$30M contract. The offer sheet is a 3-year deal with a team option in the fourth, and is expected to backload money in the deal.
When the word trickled out that Jeremy Lin could sign an offer sheet with the Houston Rockets, I was reminded of a quote from the movie Pulp Fiction.
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The past 48 hours have been a mad dash of
information. The funny part of all
this being that it won’t become official until July 11th, leaving
open the possibility of some Carlos Boozer-esque situations. Now I don’t have any insight on that
but I like Kevin Garnett said, “anything is possible.”
Toronto made moves to acquire a rising point
The Toronto Raptors may have lost the Steve Nash sweepstakes, but they are still on the hunt for a decent point guard. Enter Kyle Lowry and the Houston Rockets. The Toronto Raptors are on the verge of acquiring guard Kyle Lowry from the Houston Rockets, according to sources briefed on the discussions. Sources told [...]
Soon Jeremy Lin will be a little richer — either it be by the Rockets or the Knicks — as Lin and the Rockets verbally agreed on a four-year $29 million offer via Adrian Wojnarowski. Jeremy Lin has agreed to sign a four-year, $28.8 million offer sheet with the Houston Rockets, league sources told [...]
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