Why I'm a fan of the Houston Rockets: Two Embarrassing Stories

I'm such a die hard Houston Rockets fan that I cried when Scott Brooks was traded and declined to take revenge against Matt Maloney at a poker table. Welcome to the hot new version of The Dream Shake! To celebrate the new look and feel of SB Nation's sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story...
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Trevor Ariza’s home reportedly burglarized of at least $50,000 in jewelry

Trevor Ariza is the latest athlete or former athlete to be victimized by a home burglary in the Los Angeles area lately.According to TMZ Sports, Ariza contacted police Wednesday after noticing signs of a break-in at his home in the San Fernando Valley. He was robbed of at least $50,000 in jewelry according to the report.In addition to Ariza, who plays for the Houston Rockets, former...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks interested in hiring Pablo Prigioni as assistant coach

The New York Knicks are feeling like Pablo once again.Chema de Lucas of Spanish basketball site Gigantes del Basket reports Friday that the Knicks are interested in bringing back Prigioni as an assistant coach. The 40-year-old had worked last week’s NBA combine in a coaching capacity. Prigioni joined the Knicks as a 35-year-old rookie in 2012 and played for them until 2015. He...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden sued for allegedly ‘masterminding’ robbery and assault of Moses Malone Jr.

Either Moses Malone Jr. has fabricated some outrageous claims or James Harden has a very fragile ego. Malone, the son of Hall of Famer and former Rockets center Moses Malone, has filed a lawsuit alleging Harden orchestrated a robbery that left Malone Jr. beaten and robbed up to $50,000 in jewelry at a nightclub last year, according to Isiah Carey of KRIV. Malone’s suit claims...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nene wants to be back with Rockets next season

As the Houston Rockets look to pick up the pieces from their devastating Game 6 loss against the San Antonio Spurs, they already face a difficult decision entering the offseason: Should they re-sign Nene?On paper, the answer is a no-brainer. The Rockets got incredible production out of Nene this year, especially during the postseason in which he averaged 10.0 points and 4.7 rebounds...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden parties after Spurs loss, reportedly hit strip club

The Houston Rockets saw their season end on Thursday night with an embarrassing blowout loss at home against the San Antonio Spurs, and James Harden wasted no time trying to shake it off.TMZ obtained some footage of Harden partying at a nightclub until the wee hours of the morning. People apparently weren’t upset with Harden after he had one of his worst games of the year, because...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith rips James Harden, says he looked “drugged” during awful Game 6

Russell Westbrook will probably win the MVP anyway, but it’s a good thing for James Harden that voting takes place before the playoffs. While Harden’s Rockets bested Westbrook’s Thunder in the first round, Harden generally had an underwhelming playoff performance this spring, ending Thursday with a putrid showing on his home floor against the Spurs. Harden did not even attempt...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets center Clint Capela blocked Dejounte Murray’s shot volleyball style

Rockets center Clint Capela is averaging close to three blocks per game this postseason, but none were as good as his first rejection of Game 6 on Thursday, at least when you add in the comedy factor. Spurs rookie Dejounte Murray drove to the hoop late in the first quarter, and Capela rotated over to block his layup … with two hands. Capela saved two points there, but the Rockets...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs F Kawhi Leonard out for Game 6 against the Rockets

San Antonio Spurs forward and MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard tweaked his ankle in the team’s Game 5 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. He was questionable heading into what could be the Spurs’ series-clinching Game 6 outing on Thursday.That can now be thrown out the window. San Antonio announced that Leonard will indeed miss this all-important Game 6 matchup between these...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets coach John Lucas on marijuana: ‘It can kill you’

Houston Rockets assistant coach John Lucas is someone we should listen to when it comes to substance abuse issues in the professional sports world.A former No. 1 overall pick of the Rockets back in 1976, Lucas dealt with cocaine and alcohol addiction during his playing career.Cocaine itself was a major issue in the United States at the time, directly impacting several teammates of...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs list Kawhi Leonard as questionable for Game 6, but he says he’s playing

The San Antonio Spurs can close out their series with a victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday, but they might be without star forward Kawhi Leonard, who suffered an ankle injury in Tuesday’s Game 5.Leonard sat on the bench for most of the fourth quarter and did not play in overtime of his team’s 110-107 win after twisting his ankle in the third quarter. The Spurs were...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Travis Scott attempts to save Houston Rockets with custom shirts for Game 6

The Houston Rockets blew a golden opportunity to “steal” Game 5 — at AT&T Center, mind you — and would have had a chance to close the series out at home in Game 6. But on the heels of the overtime loss, the momentum has now shifted, and that particular game has turned into an elimination game for the Rockets, rather than for their opponent. But rapper Travis Scott is...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Beverley fined $25K for altercation with fan

Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley has played well for his team in its first-round playoff matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder.Though, the always passionate Beverley found himself in the news for all the wrong reasons during Friday’s Game 3 outing in Oklahoma City.The guard got into an altercation with Jay Scaramucci, the son of Thunder minority owner Stuart Scaramucci...
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April 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook again insists the basketball is his only friend

Russell Westbrook has doubled-down on his previous claim that comes playoff time, the basketball is his only friend.“I think y’all misunderstood what I was saying,” Westbrook told reporters Tuesday at Thunder practice, via Ball Don’t Lie. “Y’all didn’t understand the importance of what I was saying. Y’all think it’s a joke or some (expletive). This is a serious...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

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