Houston Rockets’ Round-Up Week 16

Houston Rockets’ Round-Up Week 16

Yes, the Houston Rockets are currently a whopping 14-41 with just over a month to play this season. Houston is in the bottom six in points, points allowed, net rating, and top five in pace. That means the Houston Rockets give up a lot of points, quickly, without scoring a lot of points. That’s not […]

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 Misery Loves Company: NBA’s Injury Bug

Misery Loves Company: NBA’s Injury Bug

For a professional athlete, like an NBA player, an injury is awful. Injuries that require rest mean you stay home, immobilize it, and miss out on being with the team (which sounds like the last 12 months). If it requires rehab? You spend unseen hours, with the training staff, working on getting your body to […]

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 Minnesota vs. Brooklyn: Postponed

Minnesota vs. Brooklyn: Postponed

Shams broke the news, “Woj” made it official. Monday night’s contest between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets game was postponed hours before tip-off. Of the postponements this season. It is the first related to social unrest since the large-scale walk-out in the Orlando Bubble. The Timberwolves-Nets game tonight has been postponed in wake of […]

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 Houston Rockets’ Round-Up Week 14 & 15

Houston Rockets’ Round-Up Week 14 & 15

When someone asks, “How is the season going for your Houston Rockets?” I generally think of something silly to say like, “Cade Cunningham looks great!” or “Those draft picks haven’t missed a shot yet!” Truth be told, tanking (whether intentional or unintentional) can take its toll. How big of a toll, you ask?  Houston had […]

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 Paul Pierce: Join Belly Up Sports Sales Pitch

Paul Pierce: Join Belly Up Sports Sales Pitch

Last Friday night, an Instagram Live session of a rendezvous of Paul Pierce went viral. Pierce, a 43-year-old basketball soon-to-be Hall of Famer, was very clearly enjoying a night that was not very “Disney” (parent company of ESPN) friendly. Pierce is a former Boston Celtic and current analyst on several ESPN publications. He is a […]

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 March Madness: Time for a New Fad

March Madness: Time for a New Fad

Every spring, sports fans far and wide celebrate the madness of March. Your office bracket pool starts off promising every year. By the end, you always lose to that annoying coworker who picked their whole bracket based on something as silly as who has the mascot that would win in a fight or what color […]

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 NBA Buy-Out Market: Buying It

NBA Buy-Out Market: Buying It

The 2021 NBA Trade Deadline was very uninteresting for nearly 66 of the final 72 hours. Then, in the last stretch, trade after trade, stars first fled sunny Orlando for the cold world in Chicago and Denver. Trades didn’t stop hitting Twitter until well after the official deadline had passed. If you had Woj, Charania, […]

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 Houston Rockets’ Round-Up, Weeks 11 -13

Houston Rockets’ Round-Up, Weeks 11 -13

The Houston Rockets are in an unfamiliar spot in late March. They are now the first NBA franchise to both win 20 consecutive games and lose 20 consecutive games. Houston is in the midst of what will be just their fourth losing season since drafting Hakeem Olajuwon in 1984. These are uncharted territories for Rockets […]

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 It’s 2021: No One Likes The Jazz

It’s 2021: No One Likes The Jazz

As we head into the second half of the NBA season, there is a lot of talk about the “disrespect” of the league-leading Utah Jazz. The Jazz are 30 – 11 (at the time this is written), are top 10 in points per game and opponent points per game, which leads them to the league’s […]

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 Clippers Move They Don’t Know They Need

Clippers Move They Don’t Know They Need

It’s hard to poke holes in what the Los Angeles Clippers are doing. They have two All-Star and cornerstone wings in Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Both players are good for over 20 points per game and have multiple appearances on the NBA’s All-Defensive team. They added Nicolas Batum and Serge Ibaka over the off-season […]

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 Sneakers: Weekend Wears, All-Star 2021 Edition

Sneakers: Weekend Wears, All-Star 2021 Edition

There were no bright lights, no weekend parties, and no big blowouts around Atlanta that (officially) were tied to the All-Star festivities. But it was still NBA All-Star Weekend. There was still a Three-Point Contest, a Dunk Contest, and a game played to 170. And, for sneakerheads everywhere, that meant there was also a weekend […]

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 Houston Rockets’ Round-Up: Week Nine and Ten

Houston Rockets’ Round-Up: Week Nine and Ten

Just over another week in the books for the Houston Rockets, and another handful of losses. Houston extended the losing streak to thirteen, bringing them to 11 – 23. Since Christian Wood’s injury last month, Houston has been beaten up in every way you can beat up a basketball team. They lose rebounding battles and […]

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 What Houston Rockets Fans Should Root For

What Houston Rockets Fans Should Root For

As the Brooklyn Nets head into town to play the Houston Rockets, many are asking what kind of a reception James Harden will receive when he comes to town. Harden, who famously forced his way out of Houston in January, has found the success he was looking for in Brooklyn. He is leading the league […]

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 Toronto Raptors, Now Coachless, Need Lowry

Toronto Raptors, Now Coachless, Need Lowry

Before the NBA season started, the Toronto Raptors had problems. As the lone NBA team outside of the United States, the Raptors were going to run into isolation and quarantine issues with teams coming in and out of Toronto. The solution? Play their home games in Tampa, Florida. Tampa had an NBA-ready facility and no […]

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