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Corey Brewer Insists James Harden Will Play Defense In 2016-17 …

Corey Brewer Insists James Harden Will Play Defense In 2016-17 Because ‘This Is The Future Rockets’

dimemag.com Updated Aug 25 (yesterday)
"This is the future Rockets, man. [Harden is] going to play defense this year." – Corey Brewer — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) August 25, 2016 James Harden doesn’t play defense. This is a knock he’s carried ever since he left Oklahoma City to become …
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  • James Harden confronts Drew League heckler who called him a flo…

    James Harden confronts Drew League heckler who called him a flopper

    James Harden addresses his adoring fans as he leaves the court. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images) James Harden has become one of the NBA’s most difficult-to-stop scorers in recent years thanks in part to his peerless ability to create contact. The Houston Roc…
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  • Steve Kerr Admits A Hobbled Steph Curry Led To ‘Adjustments’ In…

    Steve Kerr Admits A Hobbled Steph Curry Led To ‘Adjustments’ In Playoff Play-Calling

    dimemag.com Aug 10
    USA TODAY Sports After injuring his knee in the opening round against the Houston Rockets, league MVP Steph Curry was never quite the same for the remainder of the postseason. But he refused to use it as an excuse, despite the fact that he was clearly n…
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  • Hakeem Olajuwon Once Ate Over 100 Chicken McNuggets As Part Of …

    Hakeem Olajuwon Once Ate Over 100 Chicken McNuggets As Part Of A Commercial Shoot

    dimemag.com Aug 6
    Great Hakeem Olajuwon story from early in his #Rockets career. pic.twitter.com/ttFUs1HQzN — Greg Rajan (@GregRajan) August 6, 2016 Hakeem Olajuwon is one of the best basketball players of all time. He was dominant offensively and defensively. He is the …
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  • Rockets looking for a new Clutch the Bear

    Rockets looking for a new Clutch the Bear

    chron.com Jul 22
    Robert Boudwin, who has played the role of Houston Rockets mascot Clutch the Bear for 21 seasons, is leaving the organization.
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  • Moses Malone Jr. accuses James Harden of orchestrating aggravat…

    Moses Malone Jr. accuses James Harden of orchestrating aggravated robbery

    yahoo.com Jul 21
    Moses Malone Jr. at Nike’s All-American Camp in 1997. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images) Moses Malone Jr., son of the NBA legend, thinks James Harden ordered his beating outside a strip club over a Facebook post critical of the Houston Rockets star’s basketball …
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  • James Harden Looks Forward To Mike D’Antoni’s Rockets By Compar…

    James Harden Looks Forward To Mike D’Antoni’s Rockets By Comparing Himself To Steve Nash

    dimemag.com Jul 21
    Getty Image The Houston Rockets laid an egg last year. On the heels of a Western Conference Finals appearance, they struggled to finish .500 as they buckled under personality problems and piss-poor defensive effort. They fired Kevin McHale within the fi…
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  • Meet the 2016-17 Houston Rockets Power Dancers

    Meet the 2016-17 Houston Rockets Power Dancers

    chron.com Jul 20
    See who made the cut for this year's Houston Rockets dance squad.
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  • Yao Ming couldn't tell his Rockets teammates they called him th…

    Yao Ming couldn't tell his Rockets teammates they called him the wrong name

    Yao Ming holds back Rockets teammate Steve Francis (Getty Images). Players who come to the NBA from foreign countries often have difficulty adjusting to the culture of the United States, but few have seemed so comfortable while still remaining themselve…
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  • The Thunder are set to sign the final piece of the James Harden…

    The Thunder are set to sign the final piece of the James Harden trade

    yahoo.com Jul 19
    Alex Abrines should bring needed shooting to the Thunder (EFE). The Oklahoma City Thunder’s 2012 trade of James Harden to the Houston Rockets for a collection of players and draft picks is seen as one of the biggest moves in recent memory. While the pla…
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  • Dwight Howard Believes His Longtime Back Issues Are A Concern O…

    Dwight Howard Believes His Longtime Back Issues Are A Concern Of The Past

    USA TODAY Sports Dwight Howard had surgery to fix a herniated disc in his back four years ago. He had pain in his back last season with the Houston Rockets, and now that he’s with the Atlanta Hawks, should there be concern over the big man’s lingering i…
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  • Dwight Howard Thanked Rockets Fans With This All-Caps Newspaper…

    Dwight Howard Thanked Rockets Fans With This All-Caps Newspaper Ad

    dimemag.com Jul 13
    USA TODAY Sports On the same day he was introduced as a member of the Atlanta Hawks, Dwight Howard took out a full-page ad in the Houston Chronicle thanking Rockets fans for the three seasons he spent there. You can read it here: In case you missed Dwig…
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  • Now healthy, Rockets' Sam Dekker grateful for dog days last yea…

    Now healthy, Rockets' Sam Dekker grateful for dog days last year

    ESPN.com Jul 12
    Now healthy, Rockets' Sam Dekker grateful for dog days last year
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  • Did James Harden Call Out Kevin Durant And The Warriors In His …

    Did James Harden Call Out Kevin Durant And The Warriors In His Open Letter To Rockets Fans?

    dimemag.com Jul 11
    Getty Image One of the bigger surprises of free agency was James Harden‘s $118 million contract renegotiation with the Houston Rockets. It was a deal that allowed him to take advantage of the booming cap now instead of waiting to cash-in when he hits fr…
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  • ‘D-12’ Is Dead As Dwight Howard Is Changing His Number When Sui…

    ‘D-12’ Is Dead As Dwight Howard Is Changing His Number When Suiting Up For The Hawks

    dimemag.com Jul 11
    Getty Image Dwight Howard has the nickname D-12, because his first name starts with the letter ‘D’ and he wears the number 12 on his basketball uniform. That’s not exactly the most creative nickname and one I would assume is fake if not for assurances f…
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  • Gary Payton II tries to fit like a glove with the Rockets

    Gary Payton II tries to fit like a glove with the Rockets

    ESPN.com Jul 10
    Gary Payton II tries to fit like a glove with the Rockets
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  • The Rockets’ Owner Saves James Harden From Having To Answer A Q…

    The Rockets’ Owner Saves James Harden From Having To Answer A Question About Defense

    dimemag.com Jul 10
    James Harden was asked about his defense and Leslie Alexander defends his star player pic.twitter.com/OIypliI0CV — Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 9, 2016 It’s no big secret that James Harden isn’t the NBA’s best defender. In fact, he’s been known t…
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  • Video - Harden Drops 50 Against Nuggets 01:13

    Harden Drops 50 Against Nuggets

    Mar 19
    James Harden scored 50 points and collected 10 rebounds as the Rockets defeated the Nuggets 118-108 for their third straight win.
  • Video - NBA Top 3 Plays Of The Night 00:54

    NBA Top 3 Plays Of The Night

    Mar 19
    Check out the top three plays from the night in the NBA, including Archie Goodwin's big dunk.
  • Video - Harden's First Career 50 Point Game 01:12

    Harden's First Career 50 Point Game

    Mar 19
    James Harden scored 50 points and collected 10 rebounds as the Rockets defeated the Nuggets 118-108 for their third straight win.
  • Video - Rockets Hand Magic Fifth Straight Loss 01:00

    Rockets Hand Magic Fifth Straight Loss

    Mar 17
    Despite 29 points from Victor Oladipo, Orlando fell to Houston 107-94. James Harden's had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Rockets.