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Chris Bosh Admits Money Was Factor In Choosing Heat Over Rockets

Chris Bosh was close to signing a four-year, $88 million deal with the Houston Rockets, but ultimately decided to remain with the Miami Heat on a five-year, $118 million contract. Bosh would have returned to his home state of Texas to form a Big 3 with Dwight Howard and James Harden. "I still had to finish conversations with the Heat," Bosh said of those hectic hours...
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Chris Bosh Admits Money Was Factor In Choosing Heat Over Rockets

Chris Bosh was close to signing a four-year, $88 million deal with the Houston Rockets, but ultimately decided to remain with the Miami Heat on a five-year, $118 million contract. Bosh would have returned to his home state of Texas to form a Big 3 with Dwight Howard and James Harden. "I still had to finish conversations with the Heat," Bosh said of those hectic hours on...
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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...
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Howard, Harden return as Rockets beat Warriors

HIDALGO, Texas -- 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 8...
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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...
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Hakeem Olajuwon says Dwight Howard is ready for MVP-type of season

With Kevin Durant going down for the earlier part of the season, the Most Valuable Player award will likely not be retained by the Oklahoma City Thunder forward. LeBron James is the favorite to win a fifth MVP award. But former Houston Rocket Hakeem Olajuwon thinks a CURRENT Houston Rocket is poised to win it. From Fran Blinebury of NBA.Com: At least one former MVP doesn’t think...
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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...
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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...
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Olajuwon: Howard should have MVP-caliber 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-back championships...
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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...
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Dwight Howard could have MVP season

After several years of changing teams and battling injuries, Dwight Howard is finally healthy again. For the first time since the 2010-2011 season, Howard is pain-free and ready to become the dominating presence he once was. Howard is back to his jovial ways, and Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon believes Howard is ready for a monster year. Via NBA.com: “He’s healthy. He...
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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...
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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...
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Dwight Howard has a documentary coming out on EPIX

So Dwight Howard is going to have a documentary about his life. This little feature may clear up misconceptions about him. Here’s the trailer of the documentary that’s going to premiere on November 12th on EPIX. Dwight Howard has gotten a bad rap over the past couple of years but let’s also note that he did try to play through a back injury in that ill-fated 2012-13 season...
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Hollywood loves NBA stars: KD, Kobe & Dwight Howard all have documentaries coming to cable

Hollywood has a love affair with athletes. Especially lately. LeBron James has his comedy series on Starz, Survivor’s Remorse – which was picked up for season two. Kevin Durant has an HOB docu-series debuting next month, The Offseason: Kevin Durant, which will follow the reigning MVP from the moment he won the prestigious award, through this past off-season which included a stint...
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Proud Texan Dwight Howard is now owner of pet snake

Dwight Howard is embracing being a Texan. Prior to last season, the Rockets' center took the first step to accepting his new Texas lifestyle when he went shopping for traditional cowboy garb, which included boots, hats, and chaps. And now, Howard is taking it one step further by owning a snake. Tuesday, the NBA All-Star posted a photo on Instagram with the caption "Can&...
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Dwight Howard shows off new pet snake on Instagram

Dwight Howard has a new friend, apparently. And it’s not our usual kind of, um, pet. Check this picture out from his Instagram account: Loading Can't live in Texas and not own one of these. View on Instagram @-webkit-keyframes"dkaXkpbBxI"{ 0%{opacity:0.5;} 50%{opacity:1;} 100%{opacity:0.5;} } @keyframes"dkaXkpbBxI"{ 0%{opacity:0.5;} 50%{opacity...
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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...
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Anthony Davis shines vs. Houston Rockets; Scoring in a variety of ways now (video)

With no Dwight Howard playing for the Houston Rockets, Anthony Davis and the Pelicans took took full advantage on Tuesday night in a preseason game in New Orleans. Davis had 26 points on 9-of-11 shooting to go with eight rebounds and four blocks. Here are the highlights of his performance. Davis was unstoppable while scoring in […]
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James Harden ‘Bearded Threat’ Caricature Art

Houston Rockets all-NBA bearded threat James Harden illustrated by artist Min-suk Kim from South Korea. The post James Harden ‘Bearded Threat’ Caricature Art appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Shaquille O'Neal Tells Yao Ming: It Was 3 Years Before I Knew You Spoke English

As a part-owner of the Sacramento Kings, Shaquille O'Neal was sent to China to take part in the NBA Global Games. During his visit, Shaq had the chance to sit down with Yao Ming, who for a few short years was seen as O'Neal's top big man rival.While it took Yao several years to get into top form, he became a dominant big man that had a lean build and a unique skill set...
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Terrence Jones leads Rockets over Suns as banged-up Howard, Harden sit

  Terrence Jones scored 18 points and Isaiah Canaan put Houston ahead for good with a three-point play with 29 seconds left as the Rockets defeated the Phoenix Suns 95-92 on Monday night. Phoenix had a chance to tie with 12 seconds left, but Archie Goodwin's 3-pointer missed, and Kostas Papanikolaou grabbed the rebound. Houston was playing without Dwight Howard, who sat out...
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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...
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Goodwin's trying 3-point attempt misses

HOUSTON -- Terrence Jones scored 18 points and Isaiah Canaan put Houston ahead for good with a three-point play with 29 seconds left as the Rockets defeated the Phoenix Suns 95-92 on Monday night. Phoenix had a chance to tie with 12 seconds left, but Archie Goodwin's 3-pointer missed, and Kostas Papanikolaou grabbed the rebound. Houston was playing without Dwight Howard, who...
Via AP on Fox
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Jones leads Rockets to 95-92 win over Suns

HOUSTON (AP) Terrence Jones scored 18 points and Isaiah Canaan put Houston ahead for good with a three-point play with 29 seconds left as the Rockets defeated the Phoenix Suns 95-92 on Monday night. Phoenix had a chance to tie with 12 seconds left, but Archie Goodwin's 3-pointer missed, and Kostas Papanikolaou grabbed the rebound. Houston was playing without Dwight Howard, who...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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