1. The 5 Biggest Individual Rivalries in Sports

    There is nothing like a duel of two players at their best to stir up interest. Whether it is two basketball players going at each other every play down the court or a pair of golfers ...

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  2. Houston Rockets: 5 Reasons the Rockets Will Miss Rick Adelman

    When Rick Adelman was brought in to coach the Rockets in 2008, much was expected of him. The Rockets had two stars in Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming and had begun filling in the roster with quality supporting players...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about 3 years ago 3,524 reads 0 comments

  3. Houston Rockets: What Can Terrence Williams Bring in the 2011-12 NBA Season?

    In a midseason trade with the New Jersey Nets , the Houston Rockets acquired Terrence Williams , a talented but troubled wing man who had flashed immense potential in his NBA career but had terrorized coaches with his antics...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about 3 years ago 1,853 reads 3 comments

  4. Houston Rockets: Finding Daryl Morey's Market Inefficiencies

    Though the concept of "Moneyball" originally was a little known, quiet movement of baseball geeks crunching numbers in their basements, advanced statistics have begun to permeate nearly every major pro sport, from basketball to soccer...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about 3 years ago 661 reads 4 comments

  5. NBA Lockout: Is This Weekend Make-or-Break Time To Resolve the Dispute?

    Since the NBA lockout began on July 1st, 2011, the ticking clock started to run towards November 1st, the scheduled opening night of the season...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about 3 years ago 115 reads 0 comments

  6. Houston Rockets: Can Hasheem Thabeet Breakout in a Post-Lockout Season?

    When you think of Hasheem Thabeet , what comes to mind? Typically the answer is some variation of "draft bust," but with a change of scenery in Houston, can Hasheem Thabeet be given ...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about over 3 years ago 3,382 reads 5 comments

  7. Are Women the Next Demographic to Integrate into Major League Baseball?

    Once upon a time, a woman named Jackie Mitchell strode to the mound in an exhibition game for her team, the Chattanooga Lookouts, a AA squad...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about over 3 years ago 565 reads 0 comments

  8. Tiger Woods and the Double-Edged Sword of Ego

    Kobe cheated. Jordan gambled. Tiger did both. There are two major common denominators here: all three were elite athletes, and all three engaged in self-destructive behaviors...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about over 3 years ago 662 reads 17 comments

  9. 5 Houston Rockets Trades That Nearly Happened at the 2011 NBA Trade Deadline

    As is seemingly the case every year, the Rockets were among the most active teams at the NBA trade deadline in 2011...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about over 3 years ago 165 reads 1 comments

  10. NBA Draft: Is Jan Vesely Poised To Be the 2011 Class's Most Exciting Player?

    Leading up to the NBA draft, a few guys outside of the obvious top two prospects grabbed everyone's attention—an uber athlete who apparently missed the lay up portion of basketball ...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about over 3 years ago 1,694 reads 1 comments

  11. Houston Rockets: Can Draftee Marcus Morris Step Up to Be a Star?

    For years, the Rockets were well-represented in the star department, featuring studs in Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler in the '90s who eventually gave way to Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady in the first decade of the new millennium...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about over 3 years ago 4,856 reads 8 comments

  12. NBA Trade Rumors: Why Josh Smith and the Houston Rockets Would Be a Perfect Fit

    As has been reported widely across the internet, most notably by Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski , the Atlanta Hawks are now beginning to look at scenarios involving a Josh Smith trade...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about over 3 years ago 8,377 reads 18 comments

  13. NBA Rumors: DeAndre Jordan and Other Potential Houston Rockets Centers for 2011

    Ever since Yao Ming went down in that classic series against the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009, the Rockets have been searching for a center who can fill the role of a shot-blocker, rebounder and occasional scorer on the block...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about over 3 years ago 5,893 reads 9 comments

  14. NBA Finals 2011: What's Next for LeBron James and the Miami Heat?

    After a beating at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat have officially failed in their preseason goal of winning a championship...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about over 3 years ago 8,106 reads 54 comments

  15. Houston Rockets: Bismack Biyombo and the 5 Best Rockets NBA Draft Options

    Ever since Daryl Morey took over as general manager in Houston, the Rockets have been regarded as one of the top drafting squads in the NBA ...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about over 3 years ago 13,219 reads 17 comments

  16. Houston Rockets Hire Kevin McHale: Chris Finch to Follow?

    After a long, drawn-out process during which nearly every available candidate was interviewed, the Houston Rockets have selected a successor to former head coach Rick Adelman, Kevin McHale...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about over 3 years ago 4,223 reads 0 comments

  17. Rick Adelman: Houston Rockets Coach Let Go by Les Alexander

    In a turn of events that had been predicted by numerous media outlets for weeks, the Houston Rockets have relieved Rick Adelman of coaching duties and will look elsewhere for a new coach...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about over 3 years ago 1,554 reads 9 comments

  18. NBA Playoffs 2011: Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo Is the Key Against New York

    When the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics face off tonight at 7 PM ET on TNT, most of the focus will be on two matchups—Kevin Garnett against Amar'e Stoudemire and Paul Pierce against Carmelo Anthony...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about over 3 years ago 358 reads 0 comments

  19. Houston Rockets: 5 Areas the Rockets Need To Build Around

    After back-to-back losses to the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Hornets, the Rockets find themselves, for all intents and purposes, eliminated from playoff contention in 2011...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about over 3 years ago 393 reads 0 comments

  20. Houston Rockets: Is It Time for Rick Adelman to Call It Quits?

    Over the last few weeks, as the Rockets have traded two key rotation players and made moves for the future to help solidify the team's track moving forward, there has been one ...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about almost 4 years ago 2,452 reads 7 comments

  21. Houston Rockets: 5 Players They Should Look To Pair With Luis Scola

    When Daryl Morey took over as the general manager of the Rockets, he had a number of issues on his play, most notably the glaring lack of quality power forwards on the roster...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about almost 4 years ago 5,417 reads 3 comments

  22. Houston Rockets: Do They Need an Offseason Firesale or a Gradual Rebuild?

    For years, the Rockets have always had some preseason excitement to entice the fans into believing that this was the year that the team could be a championship contender...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about almost 4 years ago 2,547 reads 5 comments

  23. NBA Trade Rumors: Predicting If Carmelo Anthony and Others Will Be Traded or Not

    After years of somewhat insignificant deals, this year's trade deadline could prove to be one that could define an entire season full of trade rumors...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about almost 4 years ago 980 reads 0 comments

  24. Houston Rockets NBA Trade Rumors: 10 Deadline Moves To Make a Playoff Push

    Sitting a full five games out of the playoffs in the uber-competitive Western Conference, the Houston Rockets' outlook for the season looks bleak...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about almost 4 years ago 7,587 reads 5 comments

  25. Houston Rockets Look to the Future: Is Kyle Lowry the Franchise Point Guard?

    Coming into the year, it was all but assumed that Aaron Brooks would the Rockets ’ starting point guard for the season...

    Patrick Harrel Written by Patrick Harrel about almost 4 years ago 963 reads 3 comments