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Former NBA Star Steve Francis Falls Victim To Chain Snatching, Has Rapper Friend Get It Back

Former NBA great Steve Francis fell victim to a chain snatching at a recent Houston rap show, as you can see from the above video via TMZ. TMZ also notes that Francis’ chain was returned to him by Rap-a-Lot founder J Prince. A former Houston Rockets PG, Francis has had a hard time staying out of […] The post Former NBA Star Steve Francis Falls Victim To Chain Snatching, Has...
Via Diehardsport
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr and Daryl Morey heat up Rockets-Warriors beef

You can call Daryl Morey the beef master. The Houston Rockets’ general manager is more outspoken — and more well-known — than...
Via Athlon Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr takes a shot at Rockets’ GM and James Harden

In case you’ve been under living under a rock the last few months, there a fantastic rivalry brewing between the Warriors and Rockets. And now, the grownups are joining the budding rivalry. Golden State Warriors rookie coach Steve Kerr has pressed all the right buttons so far this year and he’s even pushing some people’s buttons one might say. Well, at least Houston Rockets...
Via Pass The Pill
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: The (re)Emergence of Terrence Jones

Terrence Jones has been an afterthought for most of the season. Between Donatas Motiejunas’ ascension, the surprising play of Josh Smith, and Dwight Howard’s injury concerns, the third-year forward out of Kentucky has been relegated to the background since returning from his own scary injury at the end of January. In 10 games before the All-Star break, Jones was only averaging...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Progressing 'On Schedule', Hasn't Begun On-Court Rehab

Dwight Howard is progressing "on schedule" four weeks after undergoing a bone marrow aspirate injection. Howard has been out since Jan. 30 with the edema. “He’s coming along,” Kevin McHale said. “I saw him on the treadmill which is a good sign, but I haven’t seen him on the floor. Until you see him on the floor, who knows.” In addition to the weight room and pool workouts...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Legends Lockers

Designed by Eduardo Diazmuñoz from Champaign, IL. The Houston Rockets, Legends Lockers were unveiled March 1, honouring ten players and owner Leslie Alexander. Using a system of icons and typography along with valuable memorabilia. Each locker displays the accolades all players achieved during their career. Calvin Murphy, Rudy Tomjanovich, Elvin Hayes, Moses Malone, Ralph Sampson...
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why haven't brands shown love to James Harden?

Fearing The Beard: Why haven't brands shown endorsement love to James Harden? The post The Missed Branding Opportunity During James Harden’s MVP Campaign appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Did Josh Smith Care More About Hushing Atlanta Crowd Than Actually Winning Game?

Rockets forward Josh Smith returned to Atlanta for the third time this season on Tuesday night, including the preseason, but for the first time with Houston. Unsurprisingly, the former Hawks player continued to receive unwelcoming boos and was subjected to numerous hecklers for most of the evening. Smith’s team would wind up dropping a big Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith gets so confused by turnover it causes him to not get back on defense

Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith won’t look back on the 2014-15 NBA season with a smile on his face. He’s been posterized, criticized and had the Detroit Pistons pay him to leave. Well, add another blunder to the season for J-Smoove. Josh Smith was attempting an entry pass to Donatas Motiejunas that was stolen by Paul Millsap (who was guarding Smith). Instead of getting back...
Via Pass The Pill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Suspended One Game For Kicking LeBron James

NBA All-Star James Harden will not be playing in Tuesday nights game against the Atlanta Hawks following a one day suspension. As reported by NBA.com, The NBA has suspended Rocket Houston star James Harden one game without pay for kicking LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the groin. The All-Stars and Olympic teammates became tangled in the third quarter of Houston’s...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Francis Got His Chain Snatched, Hard

Former Houston Rockets guard Steve Francis got more than he expected from his rap life experience while on stage at a show for the hip-hop duo Sauce Twinz. When some dude dragged Francis to the ground trying to snatch his dookie rope chain off his neck. “The 38-year-old, 3-time NBA All-Star was onstage with the Sauce Twinz — a Houston rap duo — when someone crept up on the...
Via Hooped Up
3 days ago  |  Discuss

K.J. McDaniels seeing little playing time in Houston

Check out the original article, from Philly.com, here. -- Highlight-reel dunks and acrobatic blocks will define K.J. McDaniels' short stint with the Sixers. In 54 games with the franchise, the former second-round selection proved to be a surprise standout from the highly-hyped 2014 draft class.  McDaniels bet on himself last summer by turning down Sam Hinkie's preferred four...
Via Around the Arc
3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden suspended for groin kick to LeBron James

The NBA has announced that Houston Rockets guard, James Harden, has been suspended for one game without pay for his flagrant foul against the Cavaliers on Sunday. Specifically he’s being suspended for kicking LeBron James. In case you don’t remember… NBA suspends James Harden one game for kicking LeBron James in yesterday's game. — Tom Withers (@twithersAP) March 2...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden suspended 1 game for kicking LeBron James in the groin

  Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been suspended one game without pay for kicking Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in the groin. The incident occurred in the third quarter of the Rockets’ 105-103 overtime victory against the Cavaliers at Toyota Center on March 1. Harden was assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 for the incident, and it has been upgraded to a Flagrant...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sad LeBron literally looks in mirror after loss to Rockets

LeBron James had a chance to win his team a game Sunday and couldn’t deliver, so he decided to do some soul-searching. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar saw his team lose in overtime to the Houston Rockets, thanks in large part to a pair of missed free throws in the final seconds from James. After the game, James decided he needed to take a look in the mirror. The weird thing...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Beverly, James get into a tussle

Who doesn’t Patrick Beverly of the Houston Rockets get into a scrape with on the court? The Houston-Cleveland game was intense and tempers flared between Beverly and the Cavs’ LeBron James. James was driving to the lane and Beverly tried to get the offensive foul. The two collided, fell to the floor and that’s when things got heated. The post Beverly, James get into a tussle...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden kicks LeBron in the groin

James Harden went below the belt on LeBron James in the third quarter of Sunday’s Cavs-Rockets game and ended up being called for a flagrant foul as a result. LeBron and James Jones successfully trapped Harden on a possession, leading LeBron and Harden to go to the ground in a fight for the ball. Frustrated,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tristan Thompson Blocks Donatas Motiejunas With No Regard For Human Life

Tristan Thompson blocks Donatas Motiejunas into another zip code during the Cleveland-Houston game.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Analysis of McDaniels and Prigioni to the Houston Rockets

Time is up on the trade deadline, and just about 9% of all NBA players have been moved to other teams. Draft picks have been dealt, players have swapped jerseys, the second half of the season has commenced. The Houston Rockets were one of the active teams in the trade market, originally aiming to sign Goran Dragic from the Phoenix Suns to fill the empty void at their point-guard...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Is Retiring Jason Terry’s No. 31 Tonight

Jason Terry starred at Arizona from 1995-99 before heading to the NBA. These days, Terry suits up for the Houston Rockets, but tonight he’ll be back in Tucson where he’ll have his No. 31 jersey retired at halftime of the Wildcats’ game against USC.  Take a look at how the Wildcats are setting up for the ceremony. Nice touch including the knee-high socks with “Cats” on...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

16-Year NBA Veteran Jason Terry Tweets Photo Of His Degree From Arizona

Jason Terry’s stellar four-year basketball career at Arizona ended in 1999. He left Tucson to embark on a lengthy (and ongoing) NBA career, but without his bachelor’s degree. That’s changed, however. Terry continued to pursue his undergraduate coursework, even after leaving campus, and today he was rewarded with his diploma in General Studies.  God is good it’s official...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mutombo blocks Bill Clinton's view of All-Star Game

The west defeated the east 163-158 in the highest scoring all-star game in NBA history on Sunday. Russell Westbrook put on a show, taking home MVP honors. Pau and Marc Gasol became the first brothers to start against each other in the game’s history. It was a spectacle to be seen in New York City....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets think Charles Barkley is biased against them

After Charles Barkley’s silly rant about analytics and the Houston Rockets, Rockets GM Daryl Morey fired back at Barkley. But this is apparently bigger than just Barkley’s distaste of analytics – the Rockets feel that Barkley has been biased against them for years. According to the Houston Chronicle, Barkley hasn’t disputed the allegation of bias against Houston, and it all...
Via Awful Announcing
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard passing time on bench by grabbing teammate crotch (video)

Dwight Howard could be out anywhere from six to eight weeks as he deals with edema in his right knee. But that does not mean the Houston Rockets center is going to sit idly by and not try to make some kind of contribution to the team despite his spot on the bench … by...Read More The post Dwight Howard passing time on bench by grabbing teammate crotch (video) appeared first on...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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