Star players are hurting Houston Rockets

There are no easy answers to explain the current state of the Houston Rockets. It’s perplexing to understand how a team that accomplished so much a season ago is in danger of missing the playoffs with no major injuries or roster changes. Despite the amount of talent, the combination of personalities may have made this collapse inevitable. The Rockets enter All-Star weekend with...
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Shaq's Hall of Fame nominee speech unexpectedly becomes one huge roast

Shaquille O'Neal is among the potential members of the 2016 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame -- along with Yao Ming, Allen Iverson and others -- and he was asked to say a few words an event honoring the nominees.So Shaq took the microphone and started out his speech so humbly and gracefully by thanking the great former NBA players up on the stage.But then being the hilarious...
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Yao Ming, Sheryl Swoopes among Hall of Fame finalists

TORONTO (AP) -- Shaquille O'Neal was just 9 years old when his stepfather began teaching him basketball with a plan to dominate like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.Young Shaquille didn't even know who they were.Now he's on the verge of joining them in basketball immortality."He told me this day would happen and I never believed him," O'Neal said of Phillip...
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The Latest: Curry says get ready, ads on uniform coming

TORONTO (AP) The Latest on Friday's events at the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local): --- 4:15 p.m. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has said more than once that advertisements on jerseys is an inevitable development. Reigning MVP Steph Curry said on Friday at his All-Star press conference that ''nothing is going to stop that train from coming.'' ''I don't want it...
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2016 Naismith Hall of Fame finalists announced

The 2016 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame finalists were announced on Friday, and it was hard not to notice three big names in NBA history are among the finalists. On top of the list were two of the best big men of their era in Shaquille O’Neal and Yao Ming, while one of the toughest point guards to ever play the game in Allen Iverson also appears at the top of the list of finalists...
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2016 NBA All-Star Weekend Preview

Bryan Altman, CBS Local Sports Looking to fill a football-size void in your sports life? Well, lucky for you, the NBA’s All-Star weekend festivities get underway in Toronto this coming weekend, and just in time to fill your suddenly pigskin-less Sunday. Now, if you’re an NFL diehard and aren’t the biggest basketball fan out there, that’s ok. The NBA’s All-Star weekend is...
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Shaq, Yao, Iverson headline Hall of Fame nominee list for 2016

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced its list of eligible candidates to be potentially inducted in 2016, and headlining the list are legendary NBA figures Yao Ming, Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson. All three megastars are being made eligible a year earlier than normal, as the Hall adjusted the wait time from five years to four. This was likely done so...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaq and Yao Ming are Hall of Fame eligible one year sooner after rule change

Thanks to a rule change, you might see some of your favorite basketball legends in the Hall of Fame one year sooner. Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com reports the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is planning to change its eligibility rules, which will reduce the wait time by one year, allowing players to be inducted four seasons after retirement opposed to the five. The process before...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Rockets Star Yao Ming Being Sued for 16 Cents Over Fish Oil Endorsement

We here all the time about completely ridiculous lawsuits in the United States, but as it turns out folks in America are not the only ones that sue just for the heck of it. No, people in China do it too. Just ask former Houston Rockets star Yao Ming.He's being sued for what amounts to 16 cents by one man in China.@AmazingSprtsPicThe man--Feng Changshun--took a fish oil supplement...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Yao Ming dwarfs regular-sized guy sitting next to him

You already knew that former NBA player Yao Ming, who stands at 7-foot-6 inches tall, was much larger than other humans. But the below photo, taken at the NBA All-Star Game, is absolutely ridiculous. Yao’s hand is the size of the smaller guy’s entire head.  The size-difference here is incredible. pic.twitter.com/lz5PmpBkrm — Kami Mattioli (@kmattio) February 17, 2014
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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