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Here’s eleven-and-a-half minutes of James Harden playing atrocious defense (video)

James Harden, while a deadly offensive threat anytime he touches the ball, isn’t the strongest defensive player. In fact, the Houston Rockets scoring machine is a flat-out atrocious, careless and uninterested defender, as evidenced by this wonderfully delightful — or for lovers of fundamental basketball, shameful — video highlighting how Harden freelances, stands still and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: James Harden doesn’t give a damn about defense

Tweet James Harden is easily one of the NBA’s best scorers. He’s capable of hanging 25+ on an opposing defense at any time. But when it comes to his own defense, Harden might be one of the laziest defenders in the league. Check out this lowlight reel assembled by Youtube user How U with a collection of some of Harden’s worst defensive possessions from the 2013-2014 season...
Via Los That Sports Blog
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston’s Harden might want to learn defense before the postseason begins

Rocket’s James Harden is one prolific scorer in the NBA. He can drive to the rim, nail the outside shot and put up huge numbers any given night. And with the postseason about to begin this weekend, the Rockets will need his offensive firepower and hopefully, he will learn to play defense very quick. Check out James and his not-so-great defensive chops throughout the 2013-14 regular...
Via Crossover Chronicles
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Highlights of James Harden 'playing defense' are amazing

Houston Rockets guard James Harden is one of the most explosive offensive players in the NBA. The 24-year-old, two-time All-Star averaged 25.4 points and 6.1 assists per game during the 2013-14 regular season. Simply put, he’s one of the toughest covers in the NBA and drives opposing defenders nuts with his ability to get to the rim and hit long jumpers. With all of that said,...
Via Rumors and Rants
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy picking Rockets to win NBA title

Anyone who has listened to Jeff Van Gundy call NBA games for ABC/ESPN this season or heard him providing analysis on the radio knows that the former Houston Rockets coach is a big backer of his former team. Van Gundy has long supported Dwight Howard as a defensive stalwart and has believed in the Rockets […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rick Adelman reportedly won’t be back as Timberwolves coach

Rick Adelman’s tenure as the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves is over after only three underwhelming seasons, according to the venerable and surprisingly still well-connected Star Tribune sportscolumnist Sid Hartman. Hartman writes on Thursday that a source of factors ultimately will contribute to Adelman’s departure, beginning and ending with the health of his wife,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Patrick Beverley has interesting pre-game routine

Everyone has their own way of warming up before a game. But the routine employed by Patrick Beverley is sort of of mind-boggling.Seen here is the Houston Rockets guard dribbling a basketball between his legs while catching and tossing a tennis ball simultaneously.If the NBA ever implements tennis balls into games, I know who I want on my team.Via For the Win
Via Bush League Chronicle
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets seeing Howard return to form just in time for playoffs

The Rockets wanted – and needed – a win, and Dwight Howard was no different. Except he needed more. Just as time was running out on the Rockets’ pursuit of home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, he was down to his final opportunities to return to postseason speed. His first game back – Saturday’s comeback victory over undermanned New Orleans – might...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard shows no mercy blocking shots by little kid (Video)

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard didn't show any mercy to a little kid taking shots at the basket during pregame warmups before Monday night's game against San Antonio. Based on a recent Instagram video, Howard wasn't trying to be nice, as he stuffed the kid every chance he got.The extra work paid off for Howard, as he had a monster game with 20 points and 17 rebounds...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Dwight Howard Has a Man Crush on Chandler Parson

Teammates share a special bond. It’s often a friendship that words can’t describe. The Houston Rockets locker room is apparently a close knit group, but maybe it’s too close. Dwight Howard took to Twitter today to show his affection for teammate Chandler Parsons. Shoutout to my babe @ChandlerParsons!! My crush — Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) April 15, 2014 Somethings just...
Via Standing O Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard calls Chandler Parsons his crush on Twitter

Although we are still a full day away from Women Crush Wednesday, that didn’t stop Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard from revealing his crush today. In the realm of the Twitterverse, Dwight’s Twitter account decided to reveal that his crush is fellow teammate, Chandler Parsons with a cute tweet to the world: Shoutout to my babe @ChandlerParsons!! My crush — Dwight Howard...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets To Sign Josh Powell

The Houston Rockets will sign Josh Powell to a multi-year contract, league sources told RealGM. Powell's contract for next season will be non-guaranteed, which sets up the possibility of a trade. A two-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, Powell had spent the season playing overseas. He averaged 15 points and 9.9 rebounds in the Chinese Basketball Association. Powell...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons got in car accident; woman who hit him wanted autograph

Chandler Parsons was able to play on Monday night despite recovering from minor injuries he suffered last week and getting into a car accident on his way to the game. The Houston Rockets forward, who ended up scoring 21 points and grabbing seven rebounds in a win over the San Antonio Spurs, was reportedly struck […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan crashes into Chandler Parsons, asks for autograph

According to Bleacher Report a Houston Rockets fanatic ran a red light crashing into Chandler Parsons while he was on his way to the Toyota Center to get ready for their game against San Antonio. She then asked him for his autograph. Parsons, who is shooting now to see if he can go, was in car accident outside TC. Woman ran red light, hit his SUV, asked for autograph. — Jonathan...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets to release Dexter Pittman

In a bit of a surprising move, the Houston Rockets are going to release center Dexter Pittman, according Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. The move is surprising because the Rockets just released big man Greg Smith to sign Pittman. Smith has been a solid contributor for the Rockets in the past, averaging 6.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 15.9 minutes per game last season. He...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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