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Rockets lacked desire in home loss to Pacers

Mike D’Antoni called out his team after last night’s loss. The Rockets have a long, storied history of playing with heart and desire. The mid-’90s teams that birthed the Clutch City moniker had it in spades. There was the 22-game win streak in 2008 done mostly without Yao Ming that ran practically on nothing but heart. I even wrote about their heart back in 2009 during their...
Via The Dream Shake
19 hours ago

Yao Ming named president of the Chinese Basketball Association

The former Rocket continues to do big things for the game, even in retirement. It’s been one heck of a run for former Houston Rockets All-star center Yao Ming. First, in September of 2016, Yao was rightfully enshrined into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Then, earlier this month, the Rockets gave Yao the ultimate honor by retiring his number 11 to the Toyota Center rafters...
Via The Dream Shake
5 days ago

Let's pay homage to the college years of Steve Francis

I had heard of the legendary Len Bias. Joe Smith somehow went No. 1 in the NBA Draft. But the first person I’d ever cared about in college basketball from the Maryland Terrapins was Steven D’Shawn Francis.The Life and Times of Steve Francis is a roller coaster ride filled with incredible highs and scary lows, and on his 40th birthday it feels necessary to remind myself how I...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Simone Biles posts hilarious picture with Shaq

What happens when you put 7-foot-1 Shaquille O’Neal and 4-foot-9 Simone Biles next to each other? Hilarity happens.Biles posted the highly amusing image on Twitter, as the two met at Super Bowl LI in Houston. It should be noted that Biles is wearing heels and she still barely makes it past Shaq’s waist.This is not the first time that Biles has posed with a significantly taller...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden leaps into Yao Ming’s arms at jersey retirement

It’s a shame that Yao Ming and James Harden never got to play alongside each other as Houston Rockets teammates. Harden joined the team just one year after Yao called it quits and retired, so we weren’t able to see what that potential pick-and-roll would’ve looked like, unfortunately.Yao got his No. 11 jersey retired by the team on Friday night during halftime of their game...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yao Ming Jersey Retirement Ceremony

http://www.clutchfans.net The full ceremony for Yao Ming's jersey retirement at halftime of the Houston Rockets game against the Chicago Bulls on 2/3/2017.
Via ClutchFans
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yao Ming Introduction Video - Houston Rockets Jersey Retirement Ceremony

http://www.clutchfans.net The intro video put together by the Houston Rockets to honor Yao Ming and open up the jersey retirement ceremony on 2/3/2017.
Via ClutchFans
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yao Ming Jersey Retirement -- Full Press Conference

http://www.clutchfans.net Yao Ming and Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander answer questions from the media before the Houston Rockets game against the Chicago Bulls on 2/3/2017. Yao Ming's #11 jersey will be retired at halftime of the game.
Via ClutchFans
25 days ago  |  Discuss

15 great moments from Yao Ming's Hall of Fame career

For a lot of NBA players, their greatness is only confined to the 94 x 50-foot hardwood floor. For Yao Ming, however, his impact extends far beyond any stadium he played in; and that’s saying a lot. Yao came into the league in 2002 as a quiet giant trying to make his way in a foreign country with very little knowledge of the language or culture. He left as a big reason behind...
Via Yardbarker
September 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Yao Ming to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

Yao Ming has done so much good for basketball on and off the court, and his impact will be recognized with the ultimate individual honor: enshrinement in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported Wednesday, citing league sources, that Ming will be part of the 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class. He was voted in through the international...
Via NESN.com
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss
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