The Houston Rockets made a big change this summer, bringing Dwight Howard on board as a free agent. His presence relegated Omer Asik to a smaller role, a year after starting all 82 games at center for a team that made the playoffs. Another Rockets player with a poison pill contract is also being replaced in the starting lineup: Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin will come off the bench tonight in favor of Patrick Beverley. Read More »
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With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.
Next up, a Houston Rockets team with a new center you might have heard about. Read More »
There was a lot of excitement last night despite it only being preseason. We finally got to see Derrick Rose back on the court, but Dwight Howard also made his debut with the Rockets. The results are pretty universal that Dwight — combined with James Harden and Jeremy Lin — was impressive, looking like more like the Dwight of old. Read More »
The engine and brains of an NBA starting lineup rest with the point guard — the orchestrator — and the complementary role often belongs to the shooting guard. When the two talents fit, an NBA backcourt is a bad place to get caught up against on either end of the floor.
The overnight rise to fame Jeremy Lin experienced in New York two spring’s ago doesn’t pay the proper amount of respect to all the hard work he did to get where he is today: the starting point guard with the championship contending Houston Rockets. Thanks to this hysterical extreme workout, now we get to see how Jeremy’s Old Man taught him some of the finer points of the game —like the importance of a hook shot. Read More »
We know Hakeem Olajuwon has become the Pai Mei of low-post mentorship. He helped LeBron James develop a low-post presence before he became an NBA champion, he’s helping Dwight Howard in Houston and he’d like a crack at helping Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin, too. But now he’s set his teaching sites on…Jeremy Lin? Read More »
I like to think I live a pretty simple life. There are very few things that upset me. But there are certain moments where I am left to question what the future holds. Maybe you had a Lana Del Ray-inspired summer heartbreak that no amount of Drake’s Take Care spins could fix. Read More »
In a new video brought to you by Houston’s Jeremy Lin, the Rockets point guard makes fun of himself and how much he’s “changed” since making it big time in the NBA. Featuring guest appearances from Steve Nash and James Harden, all of Lin’s boys constantly let him know “you’ve changed bro.” This is comedic gold. Read More »
Social media is at an all-time high among NBA athletes right now. In the last few weeks, we’ve recapped our top players to follow on Instagram, dropped our top “LOL” moments of NBA social media in 2013 and listed our top NBA fashion trendsetters. As more and more pro ballers continue to dominate our social media networks, we’re taking a look at the top 20 NBA players to follow on Twitter. Read More »