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Somewhere in the muddle and mistakes and missed chances marking Royce White's growing schism between himself and the team that believed in him despite glaring red flags is a more common challenge facing NBA organizations.
As White spews on his Twitter timeline his personal struggles and enmity toward the Rockets, who suspended him this week for failing to report to his D-League assignment after a protracted standoff over his social anxiety disorder and refusal to play, the league is left to ponder the most difficult question in sports.
How, exactly, do you assess players as both on-the-court assets and off-the-court human beings? There are variables in the numbers, but there are variables in the human experience, too, and those can be just as tricky to project. Properly parsing and understanding all of this data, quantitative and qualitative, separates great general managers from everyone else.
In White, you have the ultimate paradox: He was an analytics godsend, a 6-foot-8, ...
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What guy in the Houston Rockets in-game promotions department volunteered to have Clutch, the Rockets mascot, slam a sheet cake in his face last night during the Lakers game?
Kudos to you sir for stepping up for this timeout skit.
Watch closely. It’s not like the mascot held back. Solid arm extension. Great contact point. Impressive follow through.
And, once again, the Lakers...
Meet Clutch. He’s the beloved mascot of the Houston Rockets. As you can see, Clutch seems like a delightful character, harmless enough, exactly what folks have come to expect out of a mascot. Cute, over-sized and loveable. A mascot children as well as adults can love. But when it comes to commitment to a bit, Clutch doesn’t take that kind of responsibility lightly. He’s a committed...
The Houston Rockets mascot, Clutch, slammed a cake into an LA Lakers fan's face. Video is made even odder by the lack of announcer commentary.
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Houston fans were pretty confident coming into this game. They were even calling this match a trap game, although the Celtics had won four straight coming in. As the confidence started to die, the true colors started to come out as fans seemed to cannibalize the team, saying James Harden is there only good player and
Jeremy Lin can't score.
Greg Smith tells KG his...
The Houston Rockets dropped the Los Angeles Lakers, 125-112, at the Toyota Center on Tuesday. James Harden led the way for the home squad with 31 points. And just about every fan in the building likely enjoyed the game with the possible exception of this poor guy in the video clip above.Between the third and fourth quarter, "Clutch", the official mascot of the Rockets,...
Paul Pierce scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half and Kevin Garnett added 17 points and four blocks Friday night as the Boston Celtics nearly blew a 17-point lead before pulling away late in a 103-91 victory over the Houston Rockets.
The Celtics extended their season-high winning streak to five games, but only after surviving a 12-0 run that pulled the Rockets within two...
Rockets coach Kevin McHale defended his former protégé Kevin Garnett for his role in the altercation this week with Carmelo Anthony.
“So some guy says, “I’m going to kick your read end” or “What have you got” or ‘You can’t guard me,” all of a sudden in our politically correct world, that’s bad?” McHale asked. “If you heard half the stuff we used to say....
Houston Rockets (21-15) at Boston Celtics (18-17) Friday, January 11, 20137:30 PM ET Regular Season Game #36, Home Game #18TV: CSN-NE, CSN-H, NBA-LP 752(HOU)/753(BOS)Radio: WEEI, KBMETD GardenReferees: Bill Kennedy, Tony Brown, Olandis Poole
The Celtics host Kevin Mchale the Houston Rockets, looking to avenge
their earlier loss and to keep their season...
The Celtics, currently on a four game win streak, will play the second game of a five game home stand tonight when they face the Houston Rockets. The Rockets are 21-15 and seem to know what they're doing. James Harden has been hot lately, and Lin has evolved into a solid point guard. I think the Celtics can win tonight, but they'll have to play much better than they did on...
The Celtics uploaded this Kevin McHale special tonight as he returns to Boston coaching the Rockets.
Another good win for the Celtics. I love opposing fans that admit that the refs are helping them. Lots of love for Sully, and well deserved. Respect for Avery as well, again, well deserved. I've highlighted my favorites in bold. What are yours?
Run, run, run and we should win. Boston prefers a slower pace.
KG tries to start a fight with Toney. We win by 11...
HOUSTON -- Guards James Harden scored 31 points and Jeremy Lin added 19 points as the Houston Rockets took advantage of the undermanned Los Angeles Lakers and ran to a 125-112 on Tuesday night at Toyota Center. Without starting center Dwight Howard and power forward Pau Gasol, in addition to reserve center Jordan Hill, the Lakers turned to their backcourt tandem of Kobe Bryant...
HOUSTON -- With their roster full of injured big men, the Los Angeles Lakers tried to run early on the Houston Rockets. What the Lakers lacked was the depth to keep it up Tuesday night. The Rockets' starting backcourt of James Harden and Jeremy Lin combined for 50 points and 14 assists as Houston took advantage of the undermanned Lakers and ran to a 125-112 victory at Toyota...
In last week’s film room, I was pretty hard on Coach Scott and Kyrie Irving as the team stumbled to the finish line in several games, the Sacramento game in particular.
This week, we saw the Cavaliers play four games, win two of them, and compete in three of them (they got blown away in the second half by Chicago and the fourth quarter against Houston). In two of them in particular...