NBA: Dwight Howard Discusses Deteriorating Relationship With James Harden & Rockets Reducing His Role

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When Dwight Howard decided to team up with James Harden and the Houston Rockets, many thought it would drastically help the team.  Howard himself thought they would be the new Kobe and Shaq.  Unfortunately, things didn’t work out that way, and like others before, Howard’s relationship with Harden and the Rockets soured.  He has the opportunity to opt out of the $23.2 million final year of his contract, which is likely to happen.  Now he’s opening up about the situation.


NBA: James Harden Tells Kobe Bryant the Rockets ‘Need Some Help’

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The Houston Rockets picked up a much needed 130-110 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, keeping their playoff hopes alive.  Now they need help from the Lakers.


(Video) NBA: Female Rockets Fans Flash Their Body to Distract Ryan Anderson’s Free Throws

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Screaming and banging clappers is one way to distract a free throw shooter but what about flashing them?  A Houston Rockets fan tried to distract Ryan Anderson while he shot free throws by opening her coat and flashing her body.  So did it work?


NBA: Dwight Howard & James Harden Reportedly Tried to Get Each Other Traded

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The NBA trade deadline is in just a few hours (February 18th at 3pm) and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that general manager Daryl Morey is reaching out around the league about trading center Dwight Howard.  So far talks have fallen apart and the Rockets have rejected a couple offers.  Even if it doesn’t happen, that doesn’t change the mounting reports about a rift between Howard and James Harden.


NBA Report: Celtics and Rockets Discussed a Possible Dwight Howard Trade

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Dwight Howard can become a free agent yet AGAIN but there likely won’t be a “Dwightmare” this time around.  With his nagging injuries and decline in production, teams aren’t banging down his door quite like they were before.  Howard has also said he wants to remain with the Houston Rockets but the Boston Celtics have reportedly engaged in trade talks.


(Video) NBA: Rockets Foul Andre Drummond 5 Times in 9 Secs, He Sets Record For Missed FTs & Pistons Win

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There’s always been controversy surrounding the “hack-a-shaq” method where teams foul a bad free throw shooter multiple times; it’s usually a big man like DeAndre Jordan, Dwight Howard and the namesake of the method Shaquille O’Neal.  The Houston Rockets employed that method on Wednesday night during their game against the Detroit Pistons.  It lead to Andre Drummond missing an NBA record amount of free throws but the Pistons still won.


NBA: Houston Rockets Fire Head Coach Kevin McHale

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The Houston Rockets were expected to come out firing this year.  Last season they dealt with numerous injuries but still finished with the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference on the back of their star guard James Harden.  Now with most of the team healthy, and the chip on Harden’s shoulder, it was assumed they would be one of the best teams in the West.  Instead they’re currently 4-7 with the 11th spot in the Western Conference which pushed the need for a change.


(Video + Photo) NBA James Harden Is Back In His Bag

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James Harden started the season shooing horribly,  as a result the Houston Rockets got off to a record historically bad start. Lil B The BaseGod even got in on the action, but after three straight prolific games and Rocket victories, Harden lets this sideline reporter know he’s still BOSS.


NBA: Denver Nuggets Trade Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets

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The Denver Nuggets have reached an agreement to trade Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets.


NBA: Robert Horry on Charles Barkley: “A guy who doesn’t like to practice, a guy who doesn’t work hard”

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Horry was a starter on the “Clutch City” Houston championship teams of 1994 and 1995 but just before the 1996-97 season, he was shipped out to Phoenix as part of a trade that brought Barkley to Houston to pair with Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. That team never got past the Utah Jazz.


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