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This Is What Yao Ming Looks Like Wearing Capris

This is Yao Ming. Wearing capris. With Mcihael Beasley and Delonte West. In China. Soak that in for a minute.
Via Gamedayr
3 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Daryl Morey calls James Harden defense video 'completely unfair'

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey told USA Today's Sam Amick that the infamous James Harden YouTube video was not a proper reflection of the star guard's game: "For whatever reason, it has taken on a life of its own," Morey says about the criticism about Harden's defense. "You've got people doing a 10-minute YouTube clip that everyone...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Start your day off with this picture of Michael Beasley, Delonte West, and Yao Ming straight chillin

With SO much in common, it's hard to even guess what these guys were talking about. But if I were to guess, it's this; 'how does Yao Ming keep his dress-game so casual when he's 7 foot 6.' Also, 'Are those actually capris or did Yao Ming just buy pants that were intended for a fat guy?'
Via Celtics Life
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard And 1st Team All NBA Picks

(Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) Dwight Howard And 1st Team All NBA Picks By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff.. G: Chris Paul There are a few individuals who can conceivably challenge Paul as the best PG in the league, but it’s unlikely anyone will take that distinction away. Paul’s multi-dimensional scoring and passing make him a great leader for the...
Via HoopStuff
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Houston Rockets

In the process of trying to land a third star, Houston saw some of its talent drift away, and they scrambled to replace them without losing a season. Morey has infamously flipped his players quickly and used them like assets, never worrying about the role players who got away. This led to a rich cache in goods, which they used to trade for Harden and they eventually stole Howard...
Via Analytics Game
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets beat Warriors 90-83 in exhibition game

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) The Houston Rockets welcomed back two stars who had been dealing with injuries most of this preseason. The Golden State Warriors rested their two stars. It was enough for the Rockets to beat the Warriors 90-83 on Sunday night in an exhibition game at State Farm Arena. Dwight Howard had 11 points and eight rebounds in his return from a knee injury. He was 5 of...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon says Dwight Howard is ready for an MVP season

Hakeem Olajuwon, who is the greatest player in the history of the Houston Rockets, is working with the team as a player development coach who specifically works with Dwight Howard. Olajuwon likes what he sees from Howard and thinks that he is ready to make a serious push for MVP. Via Fran Blinebury of NBA.com:  “He’s healthy. He’s strong. He’s ready,” said Olajuwon, who...
Via Pass The Pill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets To Rely On D-League Growth For Clint Capela, Nick Johnson

The Houston Rockets plan to utilize the NBA Development League heavily this season for their two draft picks, Clint Capela and Nick Johnson. “The Vipers have been great for us,” Kevin McHale said. “We sent guys down here. It helped them. D-Mo was down here. Terrence came down for a while. It really helps their game a lot. I like it. Like this year, will be a huge year for Clint...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon: ‘Dwight Howard Is Ready For An MVP-Type Season’

  At least one former MVP doesn’t think it should have taken a broken bone in Kevin Durant’s foot to throw the 2015 MVP race wide open. According to Hakeem Olajuwon, Dwight Howard was already prepared to kick the door down. “He’s healthy. He’s strong. He’s ready,” said Olajuwon, who won the award in 1994 when he led the Rockets to the first of their back-to...
Via Rockets Social
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon: Dwight Howard Will Have MVP-Type Season

Dwight Howard looks healthy and injury free during this training camp.  The Rockets big man has looked so good that a legend from years past believes Howard can dethrone Kevin Durant for league MVP. Rockets Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon believes Howard will have an MVP-type season. “I played at a time when were so many players that could win the MVP each year — Michael Jordan...
Via Thacover2
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Houston Rockets: Rising Sideways

<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-2236" src="http://cdn1.bloguin.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/130/2014/03/James-Harden-celebrates-with-Houston-fans-300x200.jpg" alt=""<strong" /> (Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports) It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season...
Via Hoops Manifesto
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets Guard James Harden Videobombs Isaiah Canaan With Crazy Dance

The Houston Rockets have been looking forward to the preseason. They've been looking forward to getting started; to seeing how well the team can do in Year Two of the Dwight Howard Era. They've added a couple pieces (i.e Jason Terry. Trevor Ariza) and have high hopes the pieces are present to allow the team to make a deep run in to the post season.For now it's preseason...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How Tall Is Yao Ming? Really Tall! (Photo)

  In comparison to other basketball players, Yao Ming is insanely tall.  Shaq posted this photo on his Instagram and it’s incredible to see how tall Yao Ming is in comparison to Shaq. Loading Yao says he’s 7 feet 4 I think he’s 7 foot 8 View on Instagram Yao Ming could come in handy when we need to reach for something in the kitchen cupboards. [NIS] The post How...
Via Geeks and Cleats
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Parting With Robert Covington

The Houston Rockets have decided to release forward Robert Covington while continuing to listen on trade interest, league sources told RealGM.Covington and the Rockets will part either way, allowing the 23-year-old to play for another organization.The Rockets had been impressed with Covington’s development within the franchise a season ago, a skilled 6-foot-9 product using his...
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ironic James Harden defense lines included in 2K15

That’s rich. Let’s just say the words “James Harden” and “play good defense” should never be part of the same sentence. Well, unless the sentence is, “James Harden has never had one iota of inclination to ever play good defense, ever.” Then it would be alright. That is what makes the juxtaposition of the creators […] The post ‘NBA 2K15′ had James Harden talk...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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