1. Carl Landry Gives Wrecked Houston Rockets the Jaws of Life

    If a gunshot wound in the right leg could not stop Carl Landry from playing again, how could anyone expect a few missing teeth to derail the Houston Rockets' trampoline-like forward? He missed ...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about over 4 years ago 1,071 reads 2 comments

  2. Houston Rockets Respond To "Ridiculous" Holiday Schedule with Wins

    Rick Adelman called the schedule given to his Houston Rockets in December "utterly ridiculous." With four back-to-back sets slated in a 18-day span, including tough second-nighters in Denver ...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about over 4 years ago 617 reads 1 comments

  3. Kleeman's Jump Hook: My Interview With Clyde Drexler

    Writer's note : Thanks to a Bleacher Report/NBA , Best Buy, HP and Windows partnership, I interviewed Hall of Fame guard Clyde Drexler two weeks ago at a Houston-area Best Buy...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about over 4 years ago 88 reads 2 comments

  4. Nine Things the San Antonio Spurs Must Do To Right Their Season

    At 10-9, the Spurs have stumbled out of the gates like drunken sumo wrestlers trying to run a night marathon down Lombard Street in San Francisco...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about over 4 years ago 545 reads 5 comments

  5. The Spurs Deserve a Proper Burial, and I'm Here To Give Them One

    Writer's note: The team has played like garbage for too many stretches of late, so I'm trashing San Antonio to get it to win more games. I hope this hogwash spurs the squad to a double-digit game winning streak and a fifth title...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about over 4 years ago 796 reads 21 comments

  6. Kleeman's Jump Hook: Iverson-Philly, the Struggling Suns, Oden, and More

    Will Iverson Retire in Philly? Allen Iverson will make his much ballyhooed return to the Philadelphia 76ers tonight against a former employer, the Denver Nuggets. He will start in place of the injured Lou Williams...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about over 4 years ago 250 reads 0 comments

  7. Making Sense of the Spurs' Losses with Numbers, Plus Raja Bell Talk

    I do not worship statistics the way John Schumann and John Hollinger do. However, I wanted to see if numbers might help me understand the San Antonio Spurs' early season struggles...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about over 4 years ago 875 reads 3 comments

  8. Spurs-Celtics: The Big Three That Changed the Game

    So much for younger and fresher legs, athleticism, better rebounding, and more points in the paint. The San Antonio Spurs turned the ball over 19 times, missed 10 free throws, and clanged two of 16 three-point attempts...

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  9. Dennis "The Worm" Rodman Would Get My Hall of Fame Vote

    Forget the wedding dress. His wacky hairdos. The above photograph with Carrot Top. The latter years of his career in which he put himself above the game. That he sometimes passed up good shots to pad his rebounding stats...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 970 reads 5 comments

  10. Not Like Mike: Clyde Drexler and David Robinson Retired On Their Own Terms

    Writer's note : Thanks to an NBA, Best Buy, HP and Windows partnership, I interviewed Hall of Fame guard Clyde Drexler Sunday afternoon. I will post the full transcript of our 16-minute conversation later this week...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 352 reads 1 comments

  11. The Fastbreak Houston Rockets Have Run Into a Wall

    Before Friday's tilt with the San Antonio Spurs, the Houston Rockets had not lost two games in a row. In the first three quarters of Sunday's 100-91 win over Oklahoma City, the Thunder threatened to extend the streak to three...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 639 reads 0 comments

  12. Firing Lawrence Frank May Cost Parsimonious New Jersey Nets Ownership in 2010

    Boyish looking basketball coach Lawrence Frank lasted through all of his New Jersey Nets' agonizing 16 consecutive defeats. Why did ownership pick the eve of what would be a dubious record-tying 17th loss in L...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 339 reads 2 comments

  13. The Answer Is On The Runway? A.I. Could Learn From Jet Terry

    To the surprise of few, Allen Iverson announced his retirement Wednesday weeks after the Memphis Grizzlies agreed to release him from his one-year contract...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 275 reads 4 comments

  14. Oklahoma City's Thunderous Road Win Serves Notice to NBA Foes

    The name might still sound dinkier than a wedding at a roller rink and cheaper than box wine, but the team is as excitable as a litter of Dobermans...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 165 reads 1 comments

  15. George Hill, Gregg Popovich's New Favorite Player, Gets the Point

    After a five-game flameout against the L.A. Lakers that was much closer than the finish indicated, the San Antonio Spurs headed into one of the most important offseasons in franchise history...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 2,066 reads 5 comments

  16. Bucks-Spurs: Will the Perplexing Mismatch Continue?

    If you were asked to name the team Tim Duncan least likes to play, the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks might come to mind. Both teams have ended his quest for a repeat championship...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 248 reads 0 comments

  17. After Rough Start, Spurs Need Offense and Defense To Come Together

    "Come together, right now" —The Beatles So, San Antonio defended at a championship level in Dallas and still failed to capture its first road victory? Jefferson was awful in the clutch ...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 576 reads 7 comments

  18. NBA Top 10: If Players, Coaches, Execs, and Fans Had Theme Songs...

    Wrestlers, baseball players, and boxers strut and saunter out to handpicked theme songs, sometimes to roaring ovations...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 837 reads 4 comments

  19. How-To Guide: Understanding the Undermanned, Jekyll and Hyde Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets roared past the Los Angeles Lakers 101-91 Sunday night at Staples Center.   In light of this stupendous upset, you have a few questions...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 335 reads 2 comments

  20. Will the New Orleans Hornets Give Avery Johnson a Call?

    After management handed Byron Scott a pink slip last week, the New Orleans Hornets need a head coach. Does anyone think General Manager-turned interim coach Jeff Bower will last more than a ...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 316 reads 2 comments

  21. Byron Scott: The Latest Victim of the NBA's Haywire Coaching Carousel

    Byron Scott is no less a victim than Sam Mitchell in Toronto or Eddie Jordan in Washington. He is a victim of the most disturbing, anger-inducing trend in sports. The quick fix. The scapegoat game...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 484 reads 8 comments

  22. Dallas Mavericks Will Give New Spur Richard Jefferson His First Test

    When the San Antonio Spurs completed a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks in June to acquire swingman Richard Jefferson for Kurt Thomas, Fabricio Oberto and Bruce Bowen, three words came to mind...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 295 reads 11 comments

  23. No Reason To Sweat San Antonio Spurs' Slow Start

    The Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic have taken flight. The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers are still humming. Someone will have to beat the Lake Show to retake the NBA throne, and Kobe ...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 456 reads 3 comments

  24. Iverson Misadventure Highlights Moribund Memphis Grizzlies' Ineptitude

    The Memphis Grizzlies dropped a 113-100 decision to the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday night at Staples Center. They blew a halftime lead the night before in the same building against the defending champion Lakers...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 292 reads 0 comments

  25. Kleeman's Jump Hook: Chris Paul and Deron Williams Could Use an Assist

    Writer's note: Every Monday and Friday, I will publish an edition of "Kleeman's Jump Hook ." Since my work concentrates on the teams in the Texas triangle, this column affords me the opportunity to examine the happenings in the rest of the NBA...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about almost 5 years ago 133 reads 0 comments