UFC 192: Embedded - Weight cut trash talk, & the Houston Rockets

On the latest UFC 192: Embedded episodes, the fighters get forced into close quarters with one another under physically and emotionaly stressful circumstances, and the fans are brought inside for an up close and personal view. Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier proved that not even cutting weight in a sauna can stop him from trash talking as he taunted rival Ryan Bader as...
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Dwight Howard: I have a good 10 years left before I retire

Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard is entering his 12th season in the NBA. Howard has a lot of miles under his belt, and a few injury issues to boot, but he's still just 29 and has zero plans of retiring anytime soon.Actually, he has no plans of retiring for the next decade.Howard recently told Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com that despite the team monitoring his workload in training...
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Dwight Howard: “I got about a good 10 years left in me”

With NBA training camps now in full swing, one team that will be in the spotlight this season is the Houston Rockets. After making it to the Western Conference Finals last season, the Rockets are pushing to make it to the NBA Finals this season. While MVP candidate James Harden will be leading the way, many wonder if center Dwight Howard can return to his old form. Howard has dealing...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Focused On Rockets' Title Pursuit, Not 2016 Free Agency

Dwight Howard can become a free agent in 2016 if he opts out of the final season of his contract with the Houston Rockets, but he shed little light on his intentions when asked this week. "There's no need to live in the future," Howard said. "I'm not a guy that lives in the future. The only moment that matters is right now, what we accomplish as a team. It starts with training camp...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

RealGM Radio: Seerat Sohi Of Rolling Stone, VICE Sports

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with Seerat Sohi of Rolling Stone and VICE Sports (@DamianTrillard) about the Bulls, NBA players increasing their presence outside of basketball and how the Western Conference could shake out. The two also discuss LeBron's legacy, whether the Warriors changed perceptions about how the game can be played, why Blake Griffin is more popular than...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

McHale: Rockets will monitor Howard's minutes

Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard may not be playing all the minutes he's used to seeing this upcoming season.  During Houston's media day, head coach Kevin McHale implied that he'll take a cautious approach with Howard's minutes this upcoming season. Here's what he told Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com:  "Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale said Monday the team will monitor the workload...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Daryl Morey: Rockets Already Have Makings Of Championship Team

Daryl Morey is confident in the Houston Rockets' title chances this season after keeping most of their core in tact and adding Ty Lawson. "If you look historically, championship teams have two or three elite-level players, and they're usually together for a bit," Morey said. "I expect this group to be together for a while. "If this year we don't make it as far as we want, which is...
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Rockets GM cites Warriors as evidence Houston can win title

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is feeling bullish about his team’s chances to contend for an NBA title this season, and he cited the reigning champions as a reason why. Morey wants to use the Golden State Warriors’ run to the title as a blueprint for this year’s Rockets team, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: “You go back a year and look...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin ‘How to Fit in the NBA’ Video

Veteran Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin explains “How to Fit in the NBA” to all his fans who ask him with a little help from some of his friends like: DeAndre Jordan, Tyson Chandler, Kyle Korver, Dwight Howard, Stephen Curry and his new Buzz City teammate Kemba Walker. Be sure to watch the outtakes for a full comedic experience too. The post Jeremy Lin ‘How to Fit in the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets NBA Live 16 player ratings breakdown

Basketball video game season is upon us. NBA Live 16 by EA Sports will come out on September 29th, but recently, the individual player ratings for each team were released. Here's a look at the ratings for the Houston Rockets, via Operation Sports and YouTube user DLloydTV: Let's breakdown who is underrated and overrated based on these initial ratings.  Overrated: Marcus Thornton...
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Dwight Howard leaves Adidas and joins PEAK shoes

While his teammate James Harden recently signed with Adidas, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is going in a different direction for his shoe deal.  Howard recently announced his partnership with PEAK shoes, a China-based shoe company that has already signed fellow NBA players Tony Parker and George Hill. Here's what Howard told Houston FOX 26 about joining PEAK:  “I had...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard says staying healthy is the key to Rockets season

The Houston Rockets dealt with plenty of injuries last season, rarely having their full squad all healthy and playing together at the same time. After a deep run through the playoffs, and the addition of Ty Lawson at point guard, Dwight Howard honed in on the key to the upcoming season. Howard, who played in just 41 regular season games last year, says the team just needs to stay...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard PEAK Identity Concept

Inspired by the recent move Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard made to Peak. Artist Pan Hu from Los Angeles created a mock identity for the Clutch City pivot. Using elements like a Superman cape, Howard’s initials and a road to signify Howard moving forward. The logo seems to fit well with the subject. The post Dwight Howard PEAK Identity Concept appeared first on Hooped Up.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon likes Clint Capela's potential

Hakeem Olajuwon has a history of working with young centers, especially if they suit up for his former franchise, the Houston Rockets.Olajuwon has spent some time with Dwight Howard, and he's also worked with backup center Clint Capela.So what does Olajuwon think of the 21-year-old big man? Here's more from Scott Rafferty at the Sporting News:Clint Capela's emergence in the postseason...
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No. 8: Waking Up From the Dwightmare

Not every trade has one winner and one loser, but boy oh boy some of them sure do. Throughout the month we’ll count down the ten most one-sided trades of the last ten years. The rankings are totally subjective, but this much is for sure: with each of these deals, one team really screwed themselves over, and one team gave themselves a gigantic vault towards glory. August 10, 2012...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Doped: The Dirty Side of Sports documentary premieres on Epix Sept. 30

Premium cable network Epix has been competing with the likes of ESPN and HBO in recent years in the sports documentary space, producing original films such as Dwight Howard In the Moment and To Russia With Love (which followed LBGT athletes competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics), along with picking up the Road to the NHL Winter Classic series. Up next for the network is a documentary...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Rockets have a rebounding problem?

At least on the surface, the Houston Rockets wouldn't appear to have any issues rebounding the basketball. With Dwight Howard manning the middle and plenty of athletic players scattered across the roster, the Rockets should probably be a better rebounding team than they were last year.That might not be the case, though. Here's more from SB Nation Blog The Dream Shake:"This leaves...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 Fantasy Basketball: Top 200+ Dynasty Player Ranks

Fantasy basketball dynasty rankings are a fickle thing. Much of it comes down to personal preference, a particular affinity towards certain statistics, or even just watching a player and saying ‘I don’t think he’s that good now or will be in the future’. The basis of these rankings is 8-category rotisserie league format. However, you’ll see there are little tidbits mentioning...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard: Rockets Moron Won't Face Charges for Possessing Gun at Airport, Official Says

No charges will be filed, a police spokesman said. Howard was detained at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Aug. 28 after officials discovered he had a gun in his bag.Idiot.Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Tried to Board Plan With Loaded Gun

Money can buy a lot of things but common sense is not one of them. Dwight Howard was recently detained at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston for trying to board a plane with a loaded handgun in his carry-on. […]
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Howard brought loaded gun to airport, won't be charged

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard reportedly was caught trying to board a plane with a loaded handgun in a carry-on bag at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. Calvin Watkins of ESPN reported on Wednesday that the incident in question took place on Aug. 28. TSA agents discovered the weapon at the bottom of the eight-time All Star’s carry-on bag, and Howard was detained...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Howard Stopped At Houston Airport For Having Loaded Gun

Dwight Howard broke one of the biggest rules of flying last week. Howard was stopped Friday at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for having a gun in his carry-on bag, Houston Police Department spokesperson Kese Smith told ESPN.com on Wednesday. A further inspection revealed the gun — a Glock 26 9mm — was loaded with one round in the chamber, law enforcement sources told TMZ...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Howard brought loaded gun to airport, won’t be charged

    Many a center today draws inspiration from the great Bill Russell, one of the most dominant big men in National Basketball Association history. However, that inspiration should probably only apply to on-court greatness. You know, rebounding, outlet passes, rim protection, jump hooks, unselfishness, intangibles, winning team basketball. And the like. It definitely shouldn’t...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Briefly Detained After Gun Found In Carry-On At Airport

Dwight Howard was detained at the Houston Airport after TSA officials discovered a pistol in the bottom of a carry-on bag. Howard told officials the gun was his and after being detained by law enforcement officials he was allowed to give the handgun to an associate. The Houston District Attorney's office was contacted after Howard was detained and declined to press any criminal charges...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard says James Harden is the best lefty to ever play, then walks it back

It's pretty obvious that Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard thinks very highly of his teammate James Harden's abilities, but he took it to a whole different level with a recent tweet about Harden being the best left-handed player ever.Howard's tweet was met with a lot of criticism, and some justified calls about Bill Russell being snubbed. But Howard stuck to his guns, at least...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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