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More footage of Kobe Bryant vulgarly trash-talking Dwight Howard surfaces (video)

Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard of course had a bit of heated exchange during Tuesday night’s Los Angeles Lakers-Houston Rockets game. Footage captured by TNT cameras after Howard’s elbow caught Kobe on the chin after a rebound showed Bryant telling his former teammate he was “soft” from the bench area, among some other not-so-pleasant pleasantries...Read More The post More...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant’s Wikipedia page listed him with 0-1 MMA record

As you have probably seen by now, Kobe Bryant got into it with former teammate Dwight Howard on Tuesday night while the Houston Rockets were throttling the Los Angeles Lakers. Howard caught Bryant in the face with an elbow and the two had to be separated. Kobe was later seen shouting some empty threats toward...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Robert Covington, 76ers Nearly Finalize Agreement; Forward Likely Signing In D-League

Free agent forward Robert Covington and the Philadelphia 76ers progressed toward finalizing a multi-year contract this week, but a deal has deteriorated as the two sides failed to agree upon contract length, league sources told RealGM.Without an NBA deal, Covington is expected to sign a contract in the NBA Development League on Thursday, where several organizations plan to monitor...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Murphy is becoming the NBA’s Don Cherry

Hall of Famer and Houston Rockets analyst Calvin Murphy opened the 2014 NBA season with his “A” suit game.  Just take a look at this dandy that’s straight from the Don Cherry collection… @awfulannouncing Calvin Murphy. CSN Houston. This is real. pic.twitter.com/MI2I2hPQBE — Lance Savage (@IAmLSavage) October 30, 2014 I can’t quite describe what that pattern is, but...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Harden x Crusher Skullcandy Commercial

Last night James Harden helped the Houston Rockets crush the LA Lakers 108-90 with a 32 point performance and today Skullcandy dropped this commercial of Harden Dropping in with his Crusher headphones. In life, timing is everything. The post James Harden x Crusher Skullcandy Commercial appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Harden and Ariza visit Julius Randle in the hospital

This is something that you don’t see too often. Last night Lakers rookie Julius Randle broke his tibia in the game against the Houston Rockets. Randle was expected to have surgery this morning, but before the surgery even happened, the rookie received an unexpected visit from James Harden and Trevor Ariza to show some support. This was actually a pretty cool gesture. Randle is...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Guard Jason Terry Trolls Floyd Mayweather After Hitting a Three; Angers His Bodyguards

Jason Terry made his regular season debut with the Houston Rockets Wednesday night and wasted no time giving fans what they wanted--a couple of nice threes and his 'jet' celebration. After hitting one of them he was definitely feeling the rush so on the way back down court he did something that under most circumstances would be foolish.He trolled the pound-for-pound best...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard Nearly Get in a Fight on Opening Night

Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant do not like each other. That is no secret, but the two are professionals. When it is game time it is time to play ball. For the most part they did just that Wednesday night during their season opener in Los Angeles, but late in the game with the Rockets up high it finally happened.The two had some words--and almost something else!Read more »
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe to Dwight after spat, 'Try me!'

Who didn’t see this coming? With all the talking that has occurred in the lead up to the regular season opener between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets, we had to believe that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard would get into a little bit of a spat. And by the words Kobe had to say to Dwight, I am pretty sure he was ready. GIF: Kobe Bryant to Dwight Howard after tussle: ...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wonder no more what John Daly golfing with Yao Ming in China would look like

I look like a Mini Me?! @YaoMing #MissionHills #China #thisguyisbig #andimnosmallguy
Via Bob's Blitz
4 days ago  |  Discuss

This John Daly And Yao Ming Golfing Photo Is A Gift From The Internet Gods

This John Daly and Yao Ming golfing photo is a gift for the Internet to have and to hold.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Helps James Harden Dunk Blindfolded

If the future of the NBA involves headsets and offensive coordinators. This is probably what that post-apocalyptic Skynet NBA will look like. In a new commercial from BBVA, Houston Rockets all-star James Harden plays three guys on a roof blindfolded in Madrid, Spain. While his old teammate Kevin Durant guides him past the defenders for an easy slam back in Oklahoma City via headset...
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Waive Jeff Adrien, Ish Smith, Earl Clark

The Houston Rockets have waived Jeff Adrien, Ish Smith and Earl Clark, the team announced Monday. Adrien and Smith signed guaranteed deals with the Rockets in free agency.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tarik Black makes final cut for Houston Rockets roster

The Houston Rockets waived five players on Monday. It was the team’s final roster cut before the start of the season. Tarik Black was not one of those players. Tarik Black is one of the 15 players on the Rockets’ opening day roster and he will serve as one of Dwight Howard’s backups at the center position. Black averaged 6.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 19 minutes per game in...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jessica Alba Had A ‘Rad’ Time Golfing With John Daly & Yao Ming

Actress Jessica Alba played a round of golf in China with John Daly, and she thought it was rad. (Can’t say that’s a sentence I ever thought I’d write.) The two stars were part of the star-studded Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am, which also included Yao Ming, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose and more. It’s safe to say Alba enjoyed herself:  ...
Via Back9Network
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA GMs love Dwight Howard, James Harden… but not the Rockets

The NBA recently completed its GM survey before the season as it always does and included in it whom the general managers thought were the contenders for the NBA championship and the best player at each position. This is a good gauge of where the movers and shakers in the league believe the season will play out and how they view the moves their peers made. Unsurprisingly, the Spurs...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yao Ming Is Taking Funny Pictures With Golfers Again

It was about this time last year when Yao Ming, the 7-foot-6 retired NBA star, began popping up on the Twitter feeds of some of our favorite golfers. Keegan Bradley is a relatively tall man, but he looked like dwarf standing next to Yao. And if Bradley looked short, you can imagine how tiny Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell appeared. Well, wouldn’t you know, Yao is...
Via Back9Network
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Will Harden and Howard prove to be winners in Houston?

Editor's note: This is the 23nd of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Dwight Howard; PF Terrence Jones; SF Trevor Ariza; SG James Harden; PG Patrick Beverly. Key Reserves F Jeff Adrien; F Donatas Motiejunas; SF Francisco Garcia; PF-C Joey Dorsey; G Jason Terry; G Troy Daniels; SF Kostas Papanikolaou; PF Josh Powell; PG Ish Smith...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Injury Update: Terrence Jones leaves Wednesday's game with neck issue, did not return

The Houston Rockets defeated the Orlando Magic on Wednesday by the score of 90-89. The win improved the Rockets to 5-2 on the preseason. Troy Daniels and Isaiah Canaan lead the Rockets with 14 points. Starting power forward Terrence Jones left the game with a back injury after 28 minutes of action. He did not return and finished the game with nine points, eight rebounds and four...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Powell Waived By Rockets

Veteran forward Josh Powell has been waived by the Houston Rockets, a league source told RealGM.Powell had a non-guaranteed contract for 2014-15 as part of the multi-year deal he signed late last season. Despite the likelihood of his release, Powell entered training camp as one of the Rockets’ locker room voices, a close friend of Dwight Howard who trained with the All-Star center...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Heat Beats Houston Rockets By 5-points 90-85. (Recap)

The Miami Heat defeated the Houston Rockets during Tuesday night’s preseason game 90-85. Dwayne Wade led his team to victory scoring 26 points and Chris Bosh finished with 22 points and six rebounds. Center Dwight Howard finished with 19 points and 9 rebounds for the Houston Rockets. James Harden also finished with 19 points. Luol Deng kicked things off when he made the first score...
Via Basketball Bicker
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Analytics Game
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ironic James Harden defense lines included in 2K15

That’s rich. Let’s just say the words “James Harden” and “play good defense” should never be part of the same sentence. Well, unless the sentence is, “James Harden has never had one iota of inclination to ever play good defense, ever.” Then it would be alright. That is what makes the juxtaposition of the creators […] The post ‘NBA 2K15′ had James Harden talk...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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