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GIFs, Smack / Nov 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIFs: James Harden Actually Plays Defense! Blocks Boogie & Intercepts Pass

DeMarcus Cousins, James Harden

Man, James Harden, perhaps one of the top five or 10 players in the NBA, never hears the end of his various defensive struggles. After barely moving an inch during a Knicks fast-break earlier this week, Harden showed why he could overcome the perception he’s only capable of playing one end of the court. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 25, 2014 / 11:00 am

Watch James Harden Nutmeg Amar’e Stoudemire On Nifty Pass To Motiejunas

James Harden

James Harden (photo. NBA YoutTube)

People dislike watching James Harden play basketball. Frequent defensive breakdowns notwithstanding, we’ve never understood that phenomenon. The Beard is one of the most skilled, crafty, and uniquely athletic players in the league, and captains a go-go offensive attack that subsists on a heavy diet of dunks and three-pointers (and free throws). His most underrated attribute? Passing. Watch Harden show off his awesome blend of court vision and creative flair by finding Donatas Motiejunas via a bounce pass between Amar’e Stoudemire’s legs. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Nov 25, 2014 / 12:30 am

GIF: James Harden Barely Pretends To Play Transition Defense Against Knicks

James Harden

This GIF deserves as little explanation as possible. As the New York Knicks begin a fast break after a Houston Rockets turnover, watch James Harden barely pretend to play transition defense. Read More »

NBA / Nov 20, 2014 / 3:15 pm

GIF: Wily Kobe Bryant Forces James Harden To Block-Out Francisco Garcia

Kobe Bryant

Is this what Kobe Bryant meant by saying that he’d play differently but just as effectively this season? Not specifically, but exercising more of the veteran savvy shown here would surely help Bryant help the Los Angeles Lakers. Watch the future Hall-of-Famer force James Harden to box-out Francisco Garcia on a free throw by pushing the Houston Rockets teammates into one another. Read More »

NBA / Nov 19, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Report: Goran Dragic Will Have “Open” Free Agency; Lakers, Rockets Options

Goran Dragic

The Phoenix Suns’ three-headed point guard monster might be a single season experiment. According to a report, reigning Most Improved Player and All-NBA Third Team honoree Goran Dragic will have an “open” free agency this summer. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 18, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Chris Bosh Was Wary Of “Pressure” That Came With Joining Houston Rockets

Chris Bosh

Despite its many advantages, an unyielding spotlight can still be harsh. Just ask Chris Bosh. In an interview with CBS Sports’ Ken Berger, the Miami Heat All-Star says that he elected against signing with the Houston Rockets this summer because “all that guarantees is a bunch of pressure.” Read More »

Video / Nov 17, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Watch Donatas Motiejunas School Serge Ibaka With Shot-Fake, Spinning Layup

Donatas Motiejunas, Serge Ibaka

Donatas Motiejunas, Serge Ibaka

Last night’s hideous game between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder could have used a lot more of this. Watch Houston’s Donatas Motiejunas school shot-blocker extraordinaire Serge Ibaka with a slick pump-fake and spinning layup in his team’s 69-65 win. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Nov 17, 2014 / 9:15 am

Kevin Durant Repeatedly Tells Dwight Howard, “You’re A Pu**y”

Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant

Last night’s Thunder-Rockets game was ugly. Houston scored 24 points in the first quarter, and it was the only time either time exceeded 20 points in a quarter; Houston then scored only nine in the third session. The Rockets did, however, get the win when James Harden hit a huge step-back three-pointer with 1:19 remaining to give them a 68-65 advantage they never relinquished. The ugliness of the game mirrored the junk Kevin Durant was slinging towards Dwight Howard from the sidelines. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 15, 2014 / 12:30 am

Video: James Harden Hits Game-Winner As The Rockets Steal It From The Sixers

James Harden

The Rockets had no business winning this game. The teams flip-flopped the first two quarters with Philly outscoring Houston, 29-18, in the first, and Houston outscoring Philly, 28-19, in the second. But then the Sixers — the only winless team left in the NBA — took the third by six points and an upset was officially brewing when Tony Wroten put them ahead by three with just 51 seconds left. Except they blew it, gift-wrapping James Harden and the Rockets a home win they don’t deserve. Read More »

NBA / Nov 13, 2014 / 3:30 pm

GIF: Dwight Howard Does Dikembe Mutombo’s Classic Finger-Wag

Dwight Howard

Dikembe Mutombo is somewhere shaking his head in disgust. After Trevor Ariza was called for a blocking foul last night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Dwight Howard channeled his Houston Rockets paint-protecting predecessor by playfully waving his finger at the crowd. Read More »