Found October 29, 2012 on
Golden State Warriors
Los Angeles Lakers
Oklahoma City Thunder
Houston is a
really big place.
Perhaps sports fans already knew that, but it would be
understandable if they had forgotten. The Astros stink. The Texans were mostly irrelevant
until a year ago. The Rockets are on a three-year playoff drought. Even Case
Keenum finally graduated from UH.
At times like this, struggling sports cities often get
saddled with the "small-market" moniker, regardless of their actual
population. Miami was labeled a "small market" until LeBron James and
Chris Bosh's arrivals magically transformed the city into a "big
market" in the minds of fans. The Golden State Warriors play in the U.S.'s
sixth-largest media market but are generally considered small-market fodder,
owing to their .365 win percentage over the last four years.
So it made sense that when news of the James Harden trade came down this
weekend, the bulk of the analysis focused on the Oklahoma City
Thunder. The Thunder's tumble from Western Co...
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The Oklahoma City Thunder trading James Harden to the Houston Rockets should leave a bad taste in the mouth of basketball fans.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Sixth Man of the Year James Harden to the Houston Rockets, breaking up the young core of the Western Conference champions.
The Thunder acquired guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, two first-round picks and a second-round pick in the surprising deal that was completed Saturday night. Oklahoma City also sent center Cole Aldrich, and forwards...
The very moment that the San Antonio Spurs won the 1999 NBA championship against the New York Knickerbockers, media-types everywhere took it with a grain of salt.
HoopsDoctor columnist Kevin Burke wrote in his article Did the 1999 Labor Shortened Season Really Count at the time:
"An NBA Championship is an NBA Championship no matter how you slice it. I’m sure “The...
HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden plans to sign a long-term extension with the Houston Rockets before the regular season begins.
The reigning Sixth Man of the Year joined his new team Sunday after he was traded to the Rockets from Oklahoma City late Saturday. The Thunder acquired guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, two first-round picks and a second-round pick in the surprising deal...
James Harden plans to sign a long-term extension with the Houston Rockets before the regular season begins.
The reigning Sixth Man of the Year joined his new team Sunday after he was traded to the Rockets from Oklahoma City late Saturday. The Thunder acquired guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, two first-round picks and a second-round pick in the surprising deal. Oklahoma City...
The business side of the NBA can get pretty crazy, and I’ve been caught off guard by many a trade in the past… but I’m not sure any deal has ever taken me by surprise quite like the one that has just been orchestrated by the Oklahoma City Thunder, who have sent reigning Sixth Man of the Year James Harden (and his beard) to Houston in exchange for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb,...
LeBron James may post similar assist numbers to his tenure with the Cavaliers.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to send G James Harden, along with Cole Aldrich, Lazar Hayward, and Daequan Cook, to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, and future draft picks.
Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Stein both just let us know about the breaking news.
Wow. Well, that was pretty random. Harden and GM Sam Presti have been in discussions about...
You’ve heard it elsewhere but hear it again here, Kevin Martin is now on the Oklahoma City Thunder and James Harden and his beard are now with the Houston Rockets. Also in the trade, Jeremy Lamb goes to OKC and Cole Aldrich plus other guys head over to Houston. Owners (or prospective owners) of Harden are the biggest winners, as he now [...]
How about a hearty welcome to the world of professional sports fandom for our friends in Oklahoma City. Junior’s sure going to look weird in “The Beard” costume on Wednesday night now. While most of us were watching college football Sam Presti and Daryl Morey were busy putting the finishing touches on a game changing trade that sent James Harden to Houston.
This must feel...