NBA legend Darryl Dawkins dies at 58- remembering his best moments

The NBA family suffered a major loss on Thursday with the news that legendary rim-wrecker Darryl Dawkins suffered a heart attack and passed away at the age of 58. One of the biggest stars of the immediate post-merger era, Dawkins played 14 seasons in the NBA, averaging 12.0 points per game and 6.1 rebounds on 57.2 percent shooting from the field. He was the first player in league...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder' has died

Darryl Dawkins, whose backboard-shattering dunks earned him the moniker ''Chocolate Thunder'' and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner's office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at a hospital. No cause of death was immediately announced and an autopsy was scheduled for Friday. Dawkins spent parts of 14 seasons in the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Houston Rockets sign Kevin Durant next offseason?

With Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant slated to hit free agency next offseason, there will be no shortage of teams lining up to try and sign him.But will the Houston Rockets, with two max players in James Harden and Dwight Howard, be able to enter the sweepstakes? Here's Greg Chin at Hoops Habit with more:Virtually every team has been linked with Durant, especially the contenders...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State ranks first (again) in home game ticket prices

In an active roster that includes Heisman hopeful Ezekiel Elliot taking charge in the backfield, a trio appetizer at the quarterback position and the good graces of nearly all the preseason polls, Ohio State can boast another feature – one of the Big Ten’s most expensive tickets on a per-game basis (along with Penn State). The Ohio Stadium (over 104,000 capacity), which is set...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Does the Magic's all-time starting five include Shaq?

The dog days of August are as good a time as any to reflect on where a franchise has been and where it might be going. And although the Orlando Magic are still one of the youngest teams in the league, their past has been bright.Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer has been naming the all-time starting fives for each NBA team, and this week brings the Magic's turn. The biggest question is...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s in a Tweet? Post from LeBron James worth $140,000

Celebrities occasionally agree to post a sponsored tweet, one in which they are compensated for advertising a particular company or product. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, a 140-character message from Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is worth $140,000. That figure came from Opendorse, which Rovell calls “a company that specializes in executing and monetizing digital...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back On The Dwight Howard Trade: Who Is The Real Winner?

Losing a top-five player in the middle of his prime is always a crushing blow to the future of an organization. In 2012, the Orlando Magic were borderline forced to move star center Dwight Howard. In a four team trade, the Magic seemed to get the short end of the stick in a deal that was highlighted by Dwight Howard's move to Los Angeles. Only three years later it no longer seems...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Marc Gasol is the best center in the NBA

Marc Gasol The days of the center position dominating the NBA are over. We are now in the era of the point guard. There are currently more superstars at the point guard position than at any other position. Despite this, there are a handful of dominant centers in the NBA who deserve attention. Sometimes it can even be a challenge to determine who is worthy of being considered...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Fantasy Basketball Preview

There have been a few promising changes to the Rockets lineup this offseason. Josh Smith took his “talents” elsewhere, Marcus Thornton was bought in to spark some second team offence, the Rockets secured the services of star point guard Ty Lawson, KJ McDaniels returned for another stint and the Rockets drafted rookies Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell. The good news from a Rockets...
Via Rockets Social
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(May 24, 2015 – Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… *This is an analysis of who should be the starting five in Houston, not a prediction of what it will be. The Houston Rockets had a great run last season which ultimately ended in disappointment. After a 56-26 regular season the team made it to the Western Conference...
Via HoopStuff
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

As one of the best teams in the Western Conference, the Houston Rockets came up one playoff series short of making it to the Finals. The Rockets led by James Harden and Dwight Howard had one of their best seasons in franchise history and will have a good opportunity to compete for another opportunity for a championship. Check out some of their best plays from last season in the below...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard went Dwayne Johnson on Waffle House food

Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could go to Waffle House, pig out on some incredible food, and not gain thirty pounds from one sitting? NBA star Dwight Howard has that luxury and he just proved it with his amazing morning breakfast. USA TODAY’s For the Win shared some crazy photos of what the Houston Rockets center had for breakfast Tuesday morning and it is absolutely the kind...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard goes to Waffle House, eats insane amount of food

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is listed at 6-foot-11 and 265 pounds. But after a Tuesday morning trip to Waffle House, there's a good chance he tips the scales at a slightly heavier weight.   Howard ordered quite a bit of food.   He finished everything except the bone.   This would put most people in a food coma for at least six hours. Howard orders a waffle.   Then he...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard, Chris Paul Plan To Attend Team USA Minicamp

Dwight Howard and Chris Paul are planning to attend Team USA's upcoming minicamp in Las Vegas, according to sources. Howard was Team USA's starting center on the 2008 gold medal team.
Via RealGM
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard to attend Team USA mini-camp after all

Earlier this week, reports circulated that Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was not interested in attending Team USA's August mini-camp in Las Vegas. The cost of failing to show would likely be a roster spot for the Olympics next summer. But it turns out those reports weren't true, according to ESPN's Marc Stein:"Sources told ESPN.com that Howard, who had to withdraw from the...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Howard not interested in Team USA?

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is still arguably the best center in the entire world. But that doesn't mean he'll participate in next summer's Olympic games. Those are still obviously pretty far away, next summer in Brazil, but Howard's commitment to Team USA is still in the air; not the best sign he'll show up at August's mini-camp:If Howard isn't in Las Vegas in a couple...
Via Fox Sports
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Mavericks can't afford to ignore the NBA Draft any longer

Over the last few seasons, the Dallas Mavericks have failed to find significant contributors through the draft. While some of that is the result of the Mavericks always being in the playoffs, it does seem the focus has always been more on acquiring a big free agent than developing young prospects.As Nowitzki continues to age, the Mavericks may need to change that going forward....
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic Expects Orlando Magic to Begin Turnaround in 2015

The Orlando Magic have been going through a long rebuilding process ever since Dwight Howard left town, and they are hoping to turn things around in the near future. Nikola Vucevic feels very confident about turning things around during the upcoming 2015-16 season, and he also understands that the team has to begin turning it around for themselves and their fans. Vucevic: “I...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

It's time for the Houston Rockets to start thinking about Dwight Howard's free agency

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has a player option that he will opt out of next summer, making him an unrestricted free agent for the second time in four seasons. This isn't talked about as often as it should. Howard is still the best center in the NBA, and even at 30 years old, will still command a ton of attention and money on the open market next July. As Sports on Earth...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

How has Daryl Morey evolved since taking over as Houston's GM?

Daryl Morey is one of the league's savviest general managers, and the Houston Rockets are extremely glad to have him. In four years, he took a team with zero superstars and no high draft picks from the middle of the pack to the top, trading for James Harden and signing Dwight Howard. It was the work of a genius. Courtesy of FanSided's House of Houston blog, here's one writer's...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Time to grade Houston's intriguing summer

Despite numerous injuries up and down their roster last year, the Houston Rockets were only a handful of games away from winning the NBA championship. How did they reload this summer? Well, aside from the monstrous acquisition of Ty Lawson, for the most part they decided to roll the same gang back next season and hope better chemistry and luck will push them towards a Finals berth...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Class Of 2016 Players To Watch Part 2

The Class of 2016 is dominated by wings and guards but there are many forwards and centers that you should pay attention to this year. Edrice “Bam” Adebayo Power Forward 6-9 230 Northside HS Hometown: Washington, NC (No.8 in the ESPN 100)If you are looking for a player who is dominant and strong in the post, then Edrice Adebayo is your guy. At 6-9, Adebayo is one of the most...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Should lack of offseason moves worry you?

Daryl Morey Daryl Morey is a beloved general manager for any Houston Rockets fan because ever since he became the general manager for the Rockets in 2007, the franchise recorded winning seasons every year. The Houston Rockets consistently improved their records each year and went all the way to the Western Conference Finals last season. While the expectation from the Rockets fans...
Via isportsweb.com
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The Haps Ft. Elizabeth Olsen, Warriors Can Make Room For Kevin Durant, ‘Suicide Squad’ Trailer

What’s The Haps for July 14th? Elizabeth Olsen, Chip Kelly totally flips his team, Dwight Howard dresses like a Minion, and more! The Links – Golden State Warriors are evidently in line to make a run for Kevin Durant next year Cool it, guys. Everybody knows KD is going to the Lakers. EVERYONE does. This [&hellip The post The Haps Ft. Elizabeth Olsen, Warriors Can Make Room...
Via No Coast Bias
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockets' Howard continues to show he's just a kid at heart

Last week, Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard attended Comic-Con in San Diego in a 'Predator' costume, and this week he continues to show he's just a kid at heart with his custom Minion shoes.  Howard went with his usual strategy to 'go big or go home' as he took the Houston Boys and Girls Club to see the new Minions movie, complete with the outfit that included a Minion t-shirt...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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