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Latest News, NBA / Mar 15, 2012 / 3:25 pm

Breaking News: The Lakers Trade Derek Fisher To Houston

Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher

The most shocking move of the day came right at the trade deadline buzzer. .4 seconds to be exact. Yahoo! Sports reports the Lakers have traded their longtime point guard – and one of Kobe‘s best NBA friends – Derek Fisher, as well as a first-round pick for Houston’s Jordan Hill. Read More »

College, Video / Nov 10, 2011 / 10:30 am

2011-12 Arizona Wildcats Team Intro Video Featuring NBA Alumni

This has everything you want in a college basketball intro video: old highlights, current NBA players and Jason Terry in an amazing two-tone Wildcats jersey.

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Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Sep 28, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The Houston Rockets

Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin (photo. Kelly Turso)

Despite the fact that Yao Ming is gone from the NBA, the Houston Rockets will be virtually unchanged next season – assuming they can re-sign its only free agent (Chuck Hayes) when the NBA resumes. New head coach Kevin McHale shouldn’t really hinder the production of these players, who formed a surprisingly effective offensive machine in 2010-11. With a potent backcourt, a blossoming swingman and some intriguing fill-ins, the Rockets have more than their share of fantasy appeal for the next NBA season. Read More »

NBA / Jun 27, 2011 / 1:30 pm

NBA Trade Rumor: Andris Biedrins For Hasheem Thabeet & Jordan Hill

Andris Biedrins

Andris Biedrins

Right after the Rockets hired Kevin McHale as their new head coach, he made one thing clear: Houston had to get big. So with the corpse of Yao Ming coming off the books this summer, they started by acquiring Donatas Motiejunas (7-0), Marcus Morris (6-9) and Chandler Parsons (6-9) on Draft Night to pair with Luis Scola (6-9) in the frontcourt. But apparently that was only just the start. They want Andris Biedrins. Read More »

Smack / Feb 15, 2011 / 2:53 am

Bobcats got your tongue? Lakers get sent home with bruised egos

Gerald Wallace

Gerald Wallace, Dime #39

Somebody call Smush Parker and tell him to dust off his purple kicks. Because if Kobe Bryant is at all missing the time he played with Kwame Brown, a 10-day for Smush in L.A. could be in the cards … OK, so Kobe didn’t say he misses Kwame — he didn’t say anything at all — but during last night’s loss to the Bobcats, Kobe had to notice Kwame was outplaying his more talented opposition for key stretches simply because he went harder. Read More »

Featured Gallery, NBA / Jan 19, 2011 / 4:00 pm

Tyreke Evans: Designed to Destroy

Tyreke Evans

Tyreke Evans (photo. Nicky Woo)

NBA Rookie of the Year. Franchise centerpiece. An unmovable place in history alongside Jordan, Oscar and LeBron. Tyreke Evans was made for this. The 21-year-old Sacramento King is on a course to take over the basketball world, a goal that was in his sights before he even knew it.

Midway through his sophomore year, Tyreke is averaging 17.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists while playing through a painful foot injury for most of the season. His Kings are still looking up in the standings at the rest of the West, but their go-to player gives the organization no reason not to be optimistic. Read More »

NBA / Nov 19, 2010 / 3:00 pm

From Bad News to Worse for Yao

Yao Ming

In the same week that the Blazers learned Greg Oden will miss the rest of the season due to another knee surgery, the Rockets found out their injury-prone franchise center, Yao Ming, will miss (at least) another two weeks due to a bone bruise in his ankle.

Yao has been out since Nov. 10, when he hurt his ankle early in Houston’s loss to the Wizards. He was originally slated to miss about one week, but now his return date has been pushed back. Read More »

NBA / Sep 15, 2010 / 11:00 am

Yao Ming Is Still A Mess

Yao Ming

Yao Ming

Speaking of Daryl Morey, the Rockets GM might have some enemies when it comes to diehard Yao Ming fans who have been waiting to see him on the court. After missing all of last season following foot surgery, according to Morey, he’ll only be able to play a maximum of 25 minutes a night. Read More »

NBA / Mar 23, 2010 / 2:00 pm

The 2009 Draft Class Could Go Down As The Best Ever

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Nicky Woo)

Your immediate reaction after reading the title is “absolutely not,” and as of right now, it’s the right one. In fact, how can anyone compete with a ’96 lineup of Kobe, A.I., Ray Allen and Steve Nash or a ’03 lineup of LeBron, D-Wade, ‘Melo and Chris Bosh. Although we’ve seen how well Tyreke Evans, Stephen Curry, Brandon Jennings and Darren Collison have played so far, it’s doubtful that any of them will be Hall of Famers. Still, my friend over at NYKBlog makes a very compelling case about the potential of this year’s draft as the best ever. The argument comes down to this: Would your rather have four Hall of Famers and a big drop off after that, or 20 guys who can be All-Stars and good role players for a long time? Read More »

NBA / Feb 22, 2010 / 4:35 pm

Diagnosing the Rockets’ problem

Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin (photo. Kelly Turso)

Two things that will make me angry enough to twist my face into a Kendrick Perkins scowl and start launching Mike Tyson threats: Any Houston sports-related headline that reads, “Houston, we have a problem,” and any Seattle-related story headlined, “Sleepless in Seattle.”

Stop it. The Apollo 13 launch was in 1970, a.k.a. FORTY years ago. The Tom Hanks movie (not Apollo 13, but the other one set in my hometown) came out in 1993, a.k.a. when Ken Griffey Jr. and Shawn Kemp were in their primes. Read More »