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Larry Brown Sports:
Jeremy Lin is used to having the odds stacked against him. Aside from the fact that his name was never called on draft day and almost every team he has played for has contemplated releasing him at some point, there is the obvious issue of race. There are very few Asian-Americans who have found success in the NBA, and Lin said that has made him somewhat of a target for opponents.
“I’ve always been a target,” he told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. “Everyone looks me and says, ‘I’m not going to let that Asian kid embarrass me. I’m going to go at him.’ That’s how it’s been my whole life. This has been different, though. Now, I was on the scouting report. People started to pay attention to what I could and couldn’t do.
“But a target? I was used to that. I’m not saying I get everyone’s best shot, but I would say people don’t want to be embarrassed by me because of my skin color.”
Lin’s contract situation created a ton of buzz at the conclusion of last season. Is he worth the
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The Houston Rockets and their 2012 first-round pick Royce White are having a bumpy start to a very new beginning. Houston drafted White out of Iowa State with the 16th pick in the draft knowing the versatile swingman had severe anxiety issues that included a fear of flying in an airplane. The Rockets wanted to stay true to their commitment to the young star and the two sides came...
The timetable for the Rockets is wider than it is for the Knicks, giving Jeremy Lin more room to develop his game.
HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
Houston Rockets rookie Royce White is upset with the team over what he feels is a lack of support dealing with his anxiety issues.
Thursday’s edition of S.I.’s Hot Clicks contained a lot of gems (‘sup, Ashley Sky?), but none more enjoyable and reassuring than this compilation video of NBA players airballing shots. The first day of my Houston Rockets fandom was met with Jeremy Lin throwing up a Brandon Stroud-esque airball from three-point range, so it’s nice to see everyone doing it, and not just star...
Tweet When the Houston Rockets signed Jeremy Lin away from the New York Knicks via an inflated three-year, $25 million offer sheet, many thought the signing was a mistake. But once the Rockets managed to trade for James Harden, the Lin signing took an immediate backseat. Lin had an opportunity to thrust himself back into [...]
The Houston Rockets faced off against the Miami Heat on Monday night. Jeremy Lin has taken a bit of a backseat with the arrival of James Harden in Houston but last night he had a shot at reclaiming his spot by hitting a last second three and sealing the win for the Rockets. It didn’t [...]
Houston Rockets rookie Royce White and the team seem to be at odds over the Rockets assigning him to the D League. Royce’s anxiety issues have been well documented and the Rockets came out in support of him but somewhere along the line things have gone awry with the team claiming Royce has gone [...]
Here are the people and organizations that cover the HOUSTON ROCKETS. Newspaper- In Houston the Houston Chronicle is he city’s dominant daily newspaper. The online sports section includes a special blog dedicated to the Texans. Beat writerJonathan Feigen (Twitter) is on the Rockets’ beat. Columnists Jerome Solomon (Twitter) and Randy Harvey (Twitter) will also write on
James Harden scored 30 points, Omer Asik added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets held off the New Orleans Hornets 100-96 on Wednesday night.
Harden went 10 for 20 from the field but only 1 of 7 from 3-point range. He reached 30 points for the third time in seven games with the Rockets.
Greivis Vasquez scored a career-high 24 for the Hornets, despite hurting his...
HOUSTON -- The newly constructed Houston Rockets showed Wednesday that they could deal with an unexpected reversal of fortunes. Two nights earlier, the Rockets erased a 17-point deficit, blew past the Heat, and then watched as LeBron James led Miami to victory late. On Wednesday night, the Rockets fashioned a seemingly insurmountable lead, only for the New Orleans Hornets to methodically...
I’m not a big fan of writing posts about whatever happens on twitter but every now and then something pops that I feel like addressing. Yesterday Houston Rockets rookie Royce White tweeted his discontent about his relationship with the Rockets. For those who don’t know, the promising rookie talent has generalized anxiety disorder, a condition that can make routine day-to-day...