We may be only six games into the new season, but Houston is already feeling the pressure to win as much as any other team in the NBA. After last night’s 120-94 win over Minnesota, the Rockets now stand at 1-5 on the year. It also doesn’t hurt to mention that four of Houston’s first six opponents have been New Orleans, San Antonio, Denver and the L.A. Lakers – who currently have three total losses between them.
But the Rockets shouldn’t worry just yet, because if one thing is clear, it’s that this team has a lot of talent – and much of that talent stems from a deep bench of role players. Beyond Houston’s starting core, Chase Budinger, Courtney Lee and Kyle Lowry will all certainly make their respective presence felt this season. And another guy who will look to make an impact: rookie Patrick Patterson. Read More »
While Jason Williams won’t be playing tonight, hopefully that opens up some minutes for Mickael Pietrus. After not playing in the first half of last night’s victory over the Wizards, Pietrus should see more time tonight against the Heat. With that said, check out Pietrus’ player exclusive kicks from PEAK. Read More »
Back in February, we introduced you to the U.S. launch of Chinese footwear and apparel company Li-Ning and its first office/shop set-up in Portland. But another Chinese sneaker company is making even greater noise in the NBA recently: PEAK. And this past Monday, on the eve of opening night in the League, PEAK celebrated their own U.S. public introduction during its 2010-11 Season Tip-Off Party in L.A. Read More »
With Halloween just over a week away, PEAK has released two player exclusives for their guys Jason Kidd and Shane Battier. So if you’re a fan of Zeus or Count Dracula, you might wan to try and find a way to get your hands on a pair of these. Read More »
Ever since his Michigan State days, Jason Richardson has been a Nike guy. But now more than ever, players are leaving the big American brands and heading overseas. Joining a PEAK roster than already includes Jason Kidd, Ron Artest and Shane Battier, check out J-Rich’s new kicks that that he posted on his Twitter feed yesterday. Read More »
When Carl Landry got traded to Sacramento, he made it clear that he didn’t want to leave Houston. But then again, just as his brother Marcus packed his bags in New York for Boston, he understands that it’s a business. But as the guys over at The Dream Shake pointed out this morning, Landry hasn’t given up on Houston just yet: He’s still wearing his old kicks. Read More »