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Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”

Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”

dimemag.com Updated 13 hours ago
Dwight Howard’s goofy personality, oft-ugly post game, and contentious departures from the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers make it easy to forget that he’s still suffering ill-effects from 2012 back surgery. Recent praise from Houston Rockets teamm…
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  • NBA General Managers Rank Kobe Bryant Third-Best Shooting Guard…

    NBA General Managers Rank Kobe Bryant Third-Best Shooting Guard In Survey

    dimemag.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    Houston Rockets All-NBA First Team honoree James Harden believes that he’s “the best all-around basketball player in the NBA.” Meanwhile, the agent of Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson recently opined that his client is “the best two-way …
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  • Daryl Morey thinks the James Harden defensive failure videos ar…

    Daryl Morey thinks the James Harden defensive failure videos are 'completely unfair'

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Oct 21 (2 days ago)
    If you have read anything about Houston Rockets All-Star guard James Harden in the last six months, then you have probably watched or at least seen a link to this 11-minute video of his worst defensive failures: The lowlight mix has become as much a par…
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  • GIF: Dwight Howard Rises For Hammer Dunk On Luol Deng And Chris…

    GIF: Dwight Howard Rises For Hammer Dunk On Luol Deng And Chris Andersen

    dimemag.com Oct 21 (2 days ago)
    The only thing better than dunking on one opponent? Catching two. In the Houston Rockets’ exhibition against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night, Dwight Howard rose for a power dunk on both Luol Deng and Chris Andersen. Howard’s new Rockets and former Orlan…
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  • GIF: Dwight Howard Spins For The Towering Slam

    GIF: Dwight Howard Spins For The Towering Slam

    dimemag.com Oct 20 (4 days ago)
    Before last night, Dwight Howard had yet to suit up in a Rockets uniform during preseason action. He only played 16 minutes in the first half during his first time out against the Warriors Sunday night, but an athletic dunk in the pregame layup-line, an…
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  • Hakeem Olajuwon Says Dwight Howard Will Have MVP-Caliber Season

    Hakeem Olajuwon Says Dwight Howard Will Have MVP-Caliber Season

    dimemag.com Oct 17 (7 days ago)
    After Trevor Ariza recently said Dwight Howard is more athletic than ever, Houston Rockets legend and player development specialist Hakeem Olajuwon has added even more fuel to optimism about Howard’s game. Citing improved health and a new work ethic, Ol…
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  • Watch Anthony Davis Dominate The Dwight Howard-Less Rockets

    Watch Anthony Davis Dominate The Dwight Howard-Less Rockets

    dimemag.com Oct 15
    At one point during Anthony Davis‘ dominating performance during the Pelicans’ 117-98 win over a Rockets team missing James Harden and Dwight Howard, Pellies’ analyst David Wesley asked the question, “Man, how do you guard him?” It’s a question without …
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  • Andre Iguodala Says Klay Thompson 3-Point Attempts Are Comparab…

    Andre Iguodala Says Klay Thompson 3-Point Attempts Are Comparable To Layups

    dimemag.com Oct 14
    It’s not even debatable anymore: Corner three-pointers and attempts from the restricted area are the most valuable shots in basketball. The Houston Rockets have based an entire offensive identity on this line of thinking to great success, and every defe…
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  • What Was & Could Have Been: Shaquille O’Neal Posts Photo Wi…

    What Was & Could Have Been: Shaquille O’Neal Posts Photo With Yao Ming

    dimemag.com Oct 10
    Yao Ming is one of the biggest and most overlooked “what-ifs?” in league history. A rash of foot injuries limited the Chinese giant – physically and metaphorically – to just seven full NBA seasons before he called it quits in 2010-2011. But Yao’s fleeti…
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  • Patrick Beverley’s Funny Rejoinder When Vince Carter Tells Him …

    Patrick Beverley’s Funny Rejoinder When Vince Carter Tells Him To Chill

    dimemag.com Oct 10
    Confession time: we love Patrick Beverley. The guy plays so freakin’ hard and makes it so difficult for opposing ball handlers to get comfortable, there just aren’t many like him in the NBA.* Except, he has a tendency to rub some players the wrong way, …
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  • Chandler Parsons Says Dallas Is “Nicer, Cleaner” Than Houston

    Chandler Parsons Says Dallas Is “Nicer, Cleaner” Than Houston

    The three-year, $46 million offer sheet that Chandler Parsons signed with the Dallas Mavericks might have been the means of his departure from the nearby Houston Rockets. But according to Dirk Nowitzki’s latest running mate, the cleanliness of his new t…
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Houston Rockets

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Houston Rockets

    yahoo.com Oct 8
    Daryl Morey does not plan to improve steadily. When the Houston Rockets entered this offseason, fresh off 54 wins and a very tight but ultimately disappointing first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, they planned to build a conference fav…
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  • Trevor Ariza Says Dwight Howard Looks More Athletic Than Ever

    Trevor Ariza Says Dwight Howard Looks More Athletic Than Ever

    dimemag.com Oct 4
    The Houston Rockets didn’t have a banner offseason. They let Chandler Parsons walk to cross-state rivals in restricted free agency, and sacrificed crucial depth by trading away Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin in efforts to land a player who ended up signing el…
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  • LaMarcus Aldridge Is “All In” With Trailblazers This Season and…

    LaMarcus Aldridge Is “All In” With Trailblazers This Season and Beyond

    dimemag.com Oct 3
    It’s hard to imagine that it was just over a year ago that there were rumors floating around that All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge had demanded a trade, but that’s exactly the scenario the Portland Trailblazers were facing after a disastrous end to th…
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  • NBA Jam Teams, Ranked

    NBA Jam Teams, Ranked

    deadspin.com Oct 2
    1. Utah Jazz - Karl Malone and John StocktonRead more...
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  • Damian Lillard And The Trail Blazers Are Ready for Big Things T…

    Damian Lillard And The Trail Blazers Are Ready for Big Things This Year

    dimemag.com Sep 30
    “Hungry.” That’s the word Damian Lillard used to describe his mentality toward the coming season as the Portland Trailblazers opened training camp Monday at the Moda Center. Since bursting onto the scene two years ago, the intrepid point guard has quick…
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  • Harden Admits: “I’m Not A Really Good Defender”

    Harden Admits: “I’m Not A Really Good Defender”

    dimemag.com Sep 30
    It’s been a so-so summer for James Harden. He helped lead a dominant USA Basketball team to a gold medal at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. But he also had to re-live Damian Lillard‘s series-clinching shot at the buzzer all summer long. There was more ribb…
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  • Here we go again: Warriors, Magic, Rockets unveil new sleeved a…

    Here we go again: Warriors, Magic, Rockets unveil new sleeved alternate jerseys for 2014-15 season

    yahoo.com Sep 30
    It's been two seasons since the NBA and apparel partner Adidas introduced short-sleeved jerseys into teams' uniform rotations, and it seems like the only thing expanding as quickly as the number of squads wearing the new duds has been the complaints abo…
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  • Here we go again: Warriors, Magic, Rockets unveil new sleeved a…

    Here we go again: Warriors, Magic, Rockets unveil new sleeved alternate jerseys for 2014-15 season

    yahoo.com Sep 30
    It's been two seasons since the NBA and apparel partner Adidas introduced short-sleeved jerseys into teams' uniform rotations, and it seems like the only thing expanding as quickly as the number of squads wearing the new duds has been the complaints abo…
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  • Parsons set to lead after leaving Rockets for Mavs

    Parsons set to lead after leaving Rockets for Mavs

    nba.com Sep 29
    Chandler Parsons avoided much of the scrutiny when the Houston Rockets lost games last season.
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  • Houston’s Daryl Morey Fires Back At Mark Cuban’s Chemistry Comm…

    Houston’s Daryl Morey Fires Back At Mark Cuban’s Chemistry Comments

    The back-and-forth between inner-state rivals the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks got amped up over the summer when Chandler Parsons signed with the Mavs at the club, naturally, and Houston didn’t match. After Mavs owner Mark Cuban said in August R…
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  • Dwight Howard Can Still Jump Very, Very High

    Dwight Howard Can Still Jump Very, Very High

    dimemag.com Sep 24
    Dwight Howard’s red cape and blue suit are gone. He’s not considered basketball’s Superman anymore, a reality owed as much to his persona wearing thin on the public as his still All-Star yet clearly deteriorated play on the court. There have been flashe…
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  • Bruce Bowen Blames James Harden’s Lazy Defense On Houston’s Coa…

    Bruce Bowen Blames James Harden’s Lazy Defense On Houston’s Coaches

    dimemag.com Sep 23
    It’s become commonplace to yuk it up every time we catch James Harden sleepwalking on defense. It’s such easy fodder for a guy who believes he’s the best all-around player in the NBA. In the same Q&A where Bruce Bowen talked about Tracy McGrady and …
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  • 10 Biggest Questions Entering The 2014-2015 NBA Season

    10 Biggest Questions Entering The 2014-2015 NBA Season

    dimemag.com Sep 22
    With the new season just over a month away, we tackle the biggest questions facing the NBA in 2014-2015. Will LeBron James lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a title? Will the Houston Rockets regret letting Chandler Parsons get away? Will Phil Jackson and …
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  • Rumor: Rockets Let Parsons Out Of Contract As Part Of Dwight Ho…

    Rumor: Rockets Let Parsons Out Of Contract As Part Of Dwight Howard’s Deal

    dimemag.com Sep 19
    When the Rockets declined their fourth-year option on Chandler Parsons in early June, the reaction was split whether they were making a mistake. Dallas’ three-year, $45 million offer sheet lured him away from Houston permanently, and many blamed GM Dary…
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  • We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalry

    We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalry

    dimemag.com Sep 19
    When you think about Kobe Bryant‘s greatest individual rivals, the list is pretty short. Ruben Patterson called himself “The Kobe Stopper,” but the Blazers never defeated the Lakers in the playoffs. Tracy McGrady might have been a rival in terms of tale…
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  • Monty Williams: “People Don’t Know How Hard Harden Works”

    Monty Williams: “People Don’t Know How Hard Harden Works”

    dimemag.com Sep 18
    The legend of post-practice one-on-one games between Kevin Durant, Paul George, and James Harden in the early stages of Team USA training camp is well-known. Long, intense, and highly competitive, these battles featuring three of the league’s brightest …
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  • Video - Rockets Rally To Edge Magic 00:44

    Rockets Rally To Edge Magic

    Oct 22
    James Harden scored nine points in the Rockets' 90-89 win over the Magic.
  • Video - Wade Takes Over For Heat 01:15

    Wade Takes Over For Heat

    Oct 21
    Dwyane Wade scored 26 points to lead the Heat to a 90-85 win over the Rockets.
  • Video - Pelicans Cruise Past Rockets 00:47

    Pelicans Cruise Past Rockets

    Oct 14
    Anthony Davis tallied 26 points and eight rebounds to lead the Pelicans past the Rockets in the preseason 117-98.
  • Video - Canaan Lifts Rockets Past Suns 00:43

    Canaan Lifts Rockets Past Suns

    Oct 13
    Isaiah Canaan scored five of his 16 points in the final minute of the Rockets' 95-92 win over the Suns.

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