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Dwight Howard Apologizes for #FreePalestine Tweet

Dwight Howard sent out an odd Tweet today (by odd we mean not something you would expect from him), which had the hashtag “FreePalestine” in the body. Within a few minutes the Tweet had over 2,000 retweets, and was captured by plenty of folks on the Internet. It also drew some very negative criticism on Twitter, as one would imagine. Here is a screengrab of the Tweet before...
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Tries to Get Political; Apologizes and Goes Back to Dribbling Like Bob Dole

The NBA is really coming through for us this weekend. Not only is free agency going crazy now that LeBron James has signed with Cleveland, but now we have Dwight Howard providing us with some entertainment as well. What did he do? Well--the big man decided to voice his opinion on international politics.@k_bellangerHe didn't say much, but when it comes to politics it does not...
Via FatManWriting
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard apologizes for tweet about Palestine

At least Dwight didn’t say he was hacked. I am not sure why he is apologizing for though, if that is how he feels, that is how he feels. I can see apologize for making a political comment he didn’t mean to make, but how can you offend someone with your belief? It would be like apologizing for being Catholic to a Jewish person, you can’t control how others feel about an issue...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Jeremy Lin Trade Grade

Houston Rockets: Jeremy Lin Trade Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Houston Receives: Cap Space (Anything more is a bonus) LA Lakers Receive: Jeremy Lin and a 1st Round Pick Houston has traded Jeremy Lin to the Lakers for one reason, to gain the cap space to be able to sign Chris Bosh and they will now have their own Big 3 of Dwight Howard-James Harden-Chris...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets can’t keep Howard, Harden and Parsons and give Chris Bosh max

Chris Bosh wants he and LeBron James to re-sign with the Heat. But considering LeBron left his meeting with Pat Riley today without committing to Miami, there’s no guarantee Bosh will have that option. So, the Rockets are trying to poach the power forward, reportedly offering him a max contract. One problem: Houston can’t easily clear max cap space for Bosh. As soon as Chandler...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers #1 Draft Pick Andrew Wiggins Signs With Adidas

It’s official, the number 1 pick in June’s NBA draft, Andrew Wiggins, has signed with Adidas. This is the first number one pick to sign with the shoe brand since Derrick Rose was drafted to the Bulls in 2008. The multi-year contract deal is said to guarantee $2 million a year. The Cleveland Cavs rookie joins an Adidas roster that contains Rose, Dwight Howard, Trail Blazers Damian...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Ten Earning NBA Players – 2014/15

2014/15 base salaries (not bonuses).  Will be updated as free agent signings are announced. 1 Kobe Bryant $23,500,000 2 Amar’e Stoudemire $23,410,988 3 Joe Johnson $23,180,790 4 Dwight Howard $21,436,271 5 Chris Paul $20,068,563 6 Deron Williams $19,754,465 7 Rudy Gay $19,317,325 8 Kevin Durant $18,995,624 9 Derrick Rose $18,862,875 10 Blake Griffin ...
Via Hoops Manifesto
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Andrew Wiggins signs with adidas

There was never a bidding war, but Adidas has added another huge name to put alongside Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, John Wall and Damian Lillard. Sam Amick of USA Today is reporting that Cleveland Cavaliers guard and No. 1 overall draft pick, Andrew Wiggins, has signed an endorsement deal with the apparel company. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak...
Via Thacover2
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Ten Earning NBA Centers – 2014/15

(Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports)   2014/15 base salaries (not bonuses).  Will be updated as free agent signings are announced. 1 Dwight Howard $21,436,271 2 Marc Gasol $15,829,688 3 Brook Lopez $15,719,063 4 Roy Hibbert $14,898,938 5 Tyson Chandler $14,598,888 6 DeMarcus Cousins $13,701,250 7 Al Jefferson $13,666,667 8 Nene $13,000,000 9 Andrew Bogut $12...
Via Hoops Manifesto
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Young & Athletic, but Not Ready to Truly Compete

The Orlando Magic have been utilizing the “going young” strategy since Rob Hennigan took over as the team’s general manager in 2012. Henningan started the “going young” brigade by trading Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers, and has since brought in a plethora of young, talented players in an attempt to elevate the Magic from the Eastern Conference’s basement. Now...
Via Standing O Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Bosh considering Rockets offer

Miami Heat free agent Chris Bosh is seriously considering the Houston Rockets’ maximum contract offer of four years, $96 million, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard. Sources: Rockets offer Bosh max deal of 4 yrs, $96 million. After weekend convo with LeBron and low offer from Heat, Bosh considering offer — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2014 Bosh opted out of the...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets increasing pursuit of Chris Bosh

The Houston Rockets, it appears, are not waiting for Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James to announce decisions before laying the ground work for a potential “Plan B.” According to Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the Rockets are “heavily engaged” in trying to get Chris Bosh to depart Miami and come to Houston. The Rockets are hoping if James ultimately leaves Miami...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Targets in Free Agency for the Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets have been looking to put together a super team ever since making a move for James Harden.  Since then, they added Dwight last year in free agency, and will look to make a splash in this year’s as well.  Find out which players they should target, by reading below.  Follow @HansOhrner 1. Carmelo Anthony The Rockets are already going after Carmelo as expected...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Proof Dwight Howard Had An Awesome Fourth of July!

As kids we all looked over the counter at the fireworks stand and thought it would be so cool if we had the money to buy everything we saw. Well--Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard does, and the big man is definitely a kid at heart.@KHOU/TwitterSo it should come as no surprise that he bought what appears to be the stock from two fireworks stands.[Dwight Howard's Instgram] Loading...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard shows off his 4th of July fireworks in Instagram video

There are few things more synonymous with 4th of July than fireworks and it appears that Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard decided to buy a couple. Did I say a couple? Well, judging from the below Instagram video from Howard’s official account, Dwight shows off his sizable haul: Hopefully, Dwight has a fun and safe 4th of July! *** Howard image courtesy of Getty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets see Chris Bosh as Plan B to Carmelo Anthony

The Houston Rockets hope to sign free agent Carmelo Anthony, but if they fail to land the superstar forward, they plan to shift their attention to Miami Heat free agent Chris Bosh, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. While Houston holds out hope it can still win Melo Sweepstakes, ESPN sources say Rockets have already let Bosh know they’re still huge fans — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Bosh is Houston's Plan B if Carmelo doesn't sign

After being eliminated in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs, the Houston Rockets are intent on adding a third All-Star to go with Dwight Howard and James Harden. While most of the Houston focus has been on Carmelo Anthony – and to a lesser extent dreaming of LeBron James – the Rockets do have a back-up plan should they be unable to land either All-Star forward...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshall tries to attend Lakers’ meeting with Melo…gets denied

Teams are desperately pitching to Carmelo Anthony to try and land his talents. They are putting up signs, banners and pulling out all of the stops to get him to sign a contract. It is no secret that star players such as Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Dwight Howard and others have met with Anthony to tell him why their team is the best option for them. However, Lakers’ point guard...
Via Pass The Pill
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Meets With Rockets For Six Hours, Just Two For Mavs

Carmelo Anthony met with the Houston Rockets for six hours on Wednesday. Anthony expressed that it would be difficult for him to leave the New York Knicks, but said winning was his priority. "Carmelo seemed engaged and he made a point of saying that his first priority is to win," a source said. Anthony also met privately for about 10 minutes with Dwight Howard and James...
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Team Faces Free Agency Dilemma

The Los Angeles Lakers have a long and rich history of acquiring superstars. Whether it is through a trade, the draft or free agency, the purple and gold seemingly always find a way to bring the stars to Hollywood. Last summer, Dwight Howard put the Lakers in unfamiliar territory when he bolted to Houston to join the Rockets. It was the first time in recent memory that an All-Star...
Via Standing O Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard to Melo: Let God Guide His Decision

Where was God when Dwight was bringing an under-age girl to his hotel room or reminding him about not having eight babies out of wedlock? Guess God only has time for Free Agency decisions.  With that being said, the rest of the advice was sound.  Melo have to do what is best for him and his family (I’d advise that isn’t signing with Houston). Dwight Howard on meeting with Carmelo...
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard surprisingly had an issue contacting Carmelo Anthony

Dwight Howard was trying to track down Anthony’s cell number Houston Rockets‘ big man Dwight Howard reportedly wants to land big fish Carmelo Anthony pretty bad. According to sources, Dwight wants Melo in a Rockets uniform and apparently has tried to contact the scoring machine from Syrcause, but didn’t have his number. This comes as a surprise seeing that we’re in an era...
Via Pass The Pill
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets roll out the red carpet for Carmelo Anthony

The Houston Rockets are rolling out the red carpet for Carmelo Anthony's Wednesday visit. Dwight Howard, James Harden, coach Kevin McHale and others will welcome one of this summer's most coveted free-agents to a fully decorated Toyota Center. Not only are they showing Anthony what he would look like in a Rockets jersey, but the franchise already envisions him holding the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapper Slim Thug recruits 'Melo to Rockets

Last summer, Slim Thug did an excellent job listing the “lifestyle benefits” to Dwight Howard when the Rockets were on the short list of teams Howard was interested in signing to.  In the 2014 off-season, he’s back at for Carmelo Anthony. Slim tweeted to Carmelo and his wife, Lala, the benefits of Houston. Including reasons why Chicago isn’t a good option. @carmeloanthony...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rapper Slim Thug Recruits Carmelo and LaLa to Houston

Famed Houston rapper Slim Thug played a huge part in getting Dwight Howard to the Rockets according to reports.  This summer, he’s lending his expertise to the recruitment of Carmelo Anthony. Slim Thug did his part to recruit LaLa and Carmelo Anthony via social media. The galleria mall got every store u could want u will love it sis @lala tell @carmeloanthony we need him Chicago...
Via Thacover2
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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