1. Dwight Howard Being Investigated for Child Abuse: Latest Details and Reaction

    Reports from SI.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday confirm that a child abuse investigation involving Houston Rockets All-Star center Dwight Howard is being reopened...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 4 months ago 133,418 reads 6 comments

  2. Lakers Left to Ponder Future That Might Have Been in Pau Gasol's Return to LA

    LOS ANGELES — The day finally came Monday when Pau Gasol felt "strange." He walked into Staples Center as an out-of-town visiting player, no longer a Los Angeles Laker . It has been a long time coming...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 60,406 reads 98 comments

  3. Dwight Howard Was 'Hurt and Disappointed' by Kobe Bryant in LA

    The past few years have, perhaps unfairly, conditioned us not to sympathize with Dwight Howard . We think of him as the malcontent who sloppily forced his way off of the Orlando ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 30,705 reads 137 comments

  4. Dwight Howard Anoints Houston Rockets 'The Swag Champs,' Leads Pregame Cheer

    The Houston Rockets may not have won an NBA title since Dwight Howard 's arrival, but don't tell him he's not a champion...

    Jake Silver Written by Jake Silver about 4 months ago 22,509 reads 69 comments

  5. Houston Rockets Are Being Miscast as NBA's New 'Heel' Team

    With the rage directed at Dwight Howard , James Harden and general manager Daryl Morey, the Houston Rockets have become favorite enemies of the modern NBA —even if they don't deserve to be...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 4 months ago 15,219 reads 34 comments

  6. Why the Dwight Howard Backlash in Los Angeles Misses the Point

    LOS ANGELES — As Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard exchanged threatening looks and challenges in their first on-court meeting since Howard left Los Angeles, the Staples Center ...

    Jonathan Feigen Written by Jonathan Feigen about 4 months ago 5,509 reads 33 comments

  7. Dwight Howard Says He's over Kobe Bryant, but His Actions Scream Otherwise

    LOS ANGELES — Dwight Howard is going to have a big-time season. For all that he is not, he still is a great player. He's also healthier than he was in his lost season in Los Angeles with the Lakers in 2012-13...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 4 months ago 214,660 reads 511 comments

  8. Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard Have Altercation During Season Opener

    It's been a while since Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard were teammates, but apparently there's no love lost...

    Brian Chen Written by Brian Chen about 4 months ago 722,705 reads 673 comments

  9. Dwight Howard Says He Didn't Leave Lakers over Fear of Kobe Bryant

    Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant will forever be linked following the Los Angeles Lakers ' failed superteam experiment for the 2012-13 season, but it's the former's abrupt departure that continues to linger as a source of perceived tension...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 43,863 reads 117 comments

  10. Dwight Howard Trade Killed Lakers' Chances of Winning with Kobe Bryant

    As big a basketball no-brainer as it seemed for the Los Angeles Lakers to acquire All-Star center Dwight Howard ahead of the 2012-13 season, the trade still required a massive amount of faith...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 4 months ago 34,834 reads 109 comments

  11. Bleacher Report's Ultimate 2014-15 NBA Re-Draft: Full 13-Round Results

    Remember how LeBron James signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer? So much for that. He's now going to be playing for a third NBA team, one that doesn't call Northeast Ohio or South Beach home...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 4 months ago 215,918 reads 183 comments

  12. Dwight Howard May Have Flaws, but Critics Unfairly Finding He Can Do No Right

    Whatever territory exists between the cliches "Beating a dead horse" and "Shooting fish in a barrel" now appears to be occupied by "Crapping all over Dwight Howard...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 4 months ago 125,348 reads 358 comments

  13. Athletes Who Were 'Just Joking'

    Sometimes the things we say or the jokes we make are misunderstood or taken out of context. It’s why the expression “just joking” exists. Other times, we use the expression in a manipulative attempt to excuse our mistakes...

    Scott Janovitz Written by Scott Janovitz about 5 months ago 37,714 reads 13 comments

  14. Winners and Losers from Week 1 of Houston Rockets' Preseason

    The Houston Rockets ’ preseason started in a big way this week, kicking off with a battle against the hated Dallas Mavericks —Chandler Parsons edition...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 5 months ago 4,273 reads 5 comments

  15. Has Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard Now Become Underrated?

    Is it possible that Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is now underrated? It's a hard concept to grasp, especially since Howard is only a year removed from being the top free agent on the market...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 5 months ago 29,697 reads 149 comments

  16. What We Learned from Week 1 of Houston Rockets Camp

    Consecutive exits from the first round of the NBA 's Western Conference playoffs over the past two seasons have the Houston Rockets searching for the right path to a deep postseason run...

    Michael C.  Jones Written by Michael C. Jones about 5 months ago 4,343 reads 6 comments

  17. Dwight Howard Can Still Win Defensive Player of the Year Again Very Soon

    It wasn't that long ago that Dwight Howard was universally considered the best center and defensive player in the league...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 16,394 reads 155 comments

  18. Can Dwight Howard Still Return to Dominant Superstar Form?

    In April of 2012, when Dwight Howard was finishing out what would be his final season as the centerpiece of the Orlando Magic , he was a top-five player in the league...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 5 months ago 14,527 reads 95 comments

  19. Big Men of Today Are Playing a Different Game Than Those of the NBA's Past

    When did big men in the NBA turn into a legion of 7-foot softies? If DeMarcus Cousins isn't stomping to the bench as if he's been denied dessert, Roy Hibbert is standing under ...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 5 months ago 159,148 reads 328 comments

  20. Realistic Goals for Dwight Howard's 2014-15 Season

    Dwight Howard ’s second season with the Houston Rockets could find him with the biggest chip on his shoulder yet. Last year’s Howard was motivated to shake up his skeptics—make no mistake about that...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 6 months ago 5,344 reads 24 comments

  21. Houston Rockets Can't Afford to Leave Major Hole Behind Dwight Howard

    The Houston Rockets swung for the fences this offseason by clearing cap room for a major star. While it didn't work out, the Rockets are still in position to acquire a third star ...

    D.J. Foster Written by D.J. Foster about 6 months ago 5,797 reads 30 comments

  22. Why Houston Rockets Need Dwight Howard to Embrace the Pick-and-Roll Game

    The Houston Rockets were an offensive juggernaut last season. Scoring 108.6 points per 100 possessions last season, the Rockets held the fourth-best mark in the league...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 6 months ago 2,568 reads 30 comments

  23. Why James Harden and Dwight Howard Are Under Enormous Pressure to Win Now

    As the self-proclaimed "cornerstones" of the Houston Rockets , the pressure is on Dwight Howard and James Harden to immediately take this team to another level...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 6 months ago 3,002 reads 4 comments

  24. Houston Rockets' Personnel Is Ready to Improve Defense

    The Houston Rockets need to be better defenders, and they know it. Superstar and team leader James Harden has begun to lead the charge toward improvement after a year spent getting humiliated by I nternet video montages of his lax coverage...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 6 months ago 6,376 reads 28 comments

  25. 5 Reasons Why Houston Rockets Could Surpass Expectations Next Year

    A painful first-round exit turned into an even worse offseason, but it's not time to panic just yet for the Houston Rockets ...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 7 months ago 14,682 reads 75 comments