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Harden My Take - Top 50 Rockets of All-Time - Part 4

Harden My Take - Top 50 Rockets of All-Time - Part 4

Part 4 of our Top 50 Rockets series is here! Host: Jeremy Brener, Michael Brown Jeremy Brener and Michael Brown bring back the return of Harden My Take with a ten-episode series breaking down the Top 50 Rockets of All-Time. In this episode, Numbers 36-31 are revealed. Harden My Take is on iTunes: Click Here to Download. Click here for the direct RSS feed. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Send all feedback, comments, and questions to jeremybrenerchs@gmail.com. Please leave any request to add the RSS feed to any other podcast another site here as well. Huge thanks to @kblampson...
18 hours ago
Greatest Rockets team of all-time bracket: Introduction

Greatest Rockets team of all-time bracket: Introduction

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Where our readers will decide the winner. We’re bored. There’s no basketball. No sports at all, actually. So why not create some fake basketball of our own? It’s in that spirit that we’ve created a Greatest Rockets Team of All-Time bracket, where we’re asking our loyal audience to pick who wins each matchup. Here are your competitors. 1-Seed - 1994 Rockets Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via The first ever Houston title team started the year 22-1 and finished the regular season 58-24, while franchise-great Hakeem Olajuwon had...
Mar 31, 2020
Rockets seasons of missed opportunity: 2008-2009

Rockets seasons of missed opportunity: 2008-2009

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via The seasons of missed opportunity series continues with a look back at the 2008-09 Houston Rockets. What if? It’s a simple two-word question that has the capacity to unlock several hypothetical circumstances when facing reality. Unfortunately, this two-word phrase is also the best way to define an era of the Houston Rockets led by Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming. In the six seasons they spent together as teammates, McGrady and Yao had expectations to deliver the Rockets their third title in franchise history, but injuries and a series of unfortunate mishaps...
Mar 30, 2020
Harden My Take - Top 50 Rockets of All-Time - Part 3

Harden My Take - Top 50 Rockets of All-Time - Part 3

Part 3 of our Top 50 Rockets series is here! Host: Jeremy Brener, Michael Brown Jeremy Brener and Michael Brown bring back the return of Harden My Take with a ten-episode series breaking down the Top 50 Rockets of All-Time. In this episode, Numbers 40-36 are revealed. Harden My Take is on iTunes: Click Here to Download. Click here for the direct RSS feed. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Send all feedback, comments, and questions to jeremybrenerchs@gmail.com. Please leave any request to add the RSS feed to any other podcast another site here as well. Huge thanks to @kblampson...
Mar 28, 2020
James Harden is better than Tracy McGrady was and it’s not particularly close

James Harden is better than Tracy McGrady was and it’s not particularly close

Photo by Tim Warner/ Both guys are/were great, but one is clearly better. The latest NBA Twitter debate is Houston Rockets-related, and it’s pitting two franchise greats against one another in James Harden versus Tracy McGrady. But a simple look at the careers of both players show that this shouldn’t even really be a debate. Harden is the better player, and it’s not particularly close. I’ve been a Rockets fan since 1986. I’ve watched the careers of both very closely, and there’s simply no argument to made for McGrady. None. Zilch. Now you may like T-Mac better, and that’s...
Mar 28, 2020
Rockets to host virtual watch party of “Where Amazing Happened” documentary

Rockets to host virtual watch party of “Where Amazing Happened” documentary

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Relive the 22-game win streak. Join the Houston Rockets, fellow Rockets faithful, and, well, anyone else who loves basketball on Sunday for a virtual watch party. The Rockets’ Facebook account will host, for the second time, a live showing of their documentary “Where Amazing Happens.” If you don’t know — there’s no way you’re reading a Rockets blog and don’t know this — the documentary relives the extremely improbable 22-game win streak that the fan-favorite Rockets reeled off in the 2007-2008 season. Where Amazing HappenedThe...
Mar 27, 2020
Video breakdown: Rockets are revolutionizing small ball, but will it work?

Video breakdown: Rockets are revolutionizing small ball, but will it work?

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Our video series is back with an extended look at small ball. It feels like we’ve been without sports for months at this point. While we may not have new Rockets games to watch, we still have plenty to discuss. Today we have a video breakdown where I dove deep into 48 minutes of the Rockets’ small ball gameplan and broke down how it has changed them on both sides of the ball. By the end, I try to figure out if this seems like an experiment that is going to end up victorious or not. On the offensive side, I talk at length about everything from how...
Mar 26, 2020
Harden My Take - Top 50 Rockets of All-Time - Part 2

Harden My Take - Top 50 Rockets of All-Time - Part 2

Part 2 of our Top 50 Rockets series is here! Host: Jeremy Brener, Michael Brown Jeremy Brener and Michael Brown bring back the return of Harden My Take with a ten-episode series breaking down the Top 50 Rockets of All-Time. In this episode, Numbers 46-41 are revealed. Harden My Take is on iTunes: Click Here to Download. Click here for the direct RSS feed. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Send all feedback, comments, and questions to jeremybrenerchs@gmail.com. Please leave any request to add the RSS feed to any other podcast another site here as well. Huge thanks to @kblampson...
Mar 24, 2020
Book Club - First Book “Lud in The Mist”

Book Club - First Book “Lud in The Mist”

Photo by Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Hopefully first and only for COVID19... So after discussion, debate, and very little rancor (except regarding the Houston Texans) we have a book. No, it is not the biography of Mark Cuban. That was a slightly regrettable joke. It is Hope Mirlees “Lud In The Mist”. This is a fantasy novel, but one that predates JRR Tolkein, and suggests another direction for fantasy literature. What I propose we do is get the book (download link below), and read it. We’ll meet on TDS perhaps this weekend, perhaps next week, to discuss the book. There...
Mar 24, 2020
Rockets seasons of missed opportunity: 1992-1993

Rockets seasons of missed opportunity: 1992-1993

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via The series continues with a look back at the 1992-93 Houston Rockets.  The 1992-93 NBA season would go down as one of the most competitive seasons in league history. Seven of the 16 playoff teams ended the regular season with 50 or more wins, as Charles Barkley took home MVP honors after leading the Phoenix Suns to a league-best 62-20 record. Among the teams who had the best chance to disrupt a potential three-peat by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls were the Houston Rockets. Following a disappointing previous season where Houston failed to qualify...
Mar 23, 2020
Harden My Take - Top 50 Rockets of All-Time - Part 1

Harden My Take - Top 50 Rockets of All-Time - Part 1

Harden My Take is back! Host: Jeremy Brener, Michael Brown Jeremy Brener and Michael Brown bring back the return of Harden My Take with a ten-episode series breaking down the Top 50 Rockets of All-Time. In this episode, Numbers 50-46 are revealed. Harden My Take is on iTunes: Click Here to Download. Click here for the direct RSS feed. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Send all feedback, comments, and questions to jeremybrenerchs@gmail.com. Please leave any request to add the RSS feed to any other podcast another site here as well. Huge thanks to @kblampson for name suggestion...
Mar 22, 2020
P.J. Tucker to open sneaker store in Houston this October

P.J. Tucker to open sneaker store in Houston this October

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Calling all sneaker heads! While every NBA player is stuck in quarantine, one NBA player is putting on his entrepreneur hat. P.J. Tucker announced yesterday on Instagram Live with Nice Kicks that he is expected to open a sneaker store in Houston this October. Tucker has been the team’s #1 shoe aficionado since joining the Rockets three years ago and is now taking his shoe game off the court as well. It’s awesome to see that Tucker wants to take his brand as the NBA’s sneaker head and run with it. Tucker may not be the first NBA player to dabble in...
Mar 22, 2020
Rockets and Toyota Center are giving in time of need

Rockets and Toyota Center are giving in time of need

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The team made a big donation to a food bank this weekend. During these uncharted times of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Houston Rockets are making sure they are still giving back to their local community. Just this weekend, the team partnered with Levy Restaurants and the Toyota Center to deliver 600 pounds of food to Second Servings Houston, which is a food rescue organization that specializes in providing perishable and non-perishable food items to soup kitchens and individuals of need. The produce items would have otherwise been wasted since the Toyota...
Mar 20, 2020
What I Miss (and Don’t Miss) about the Houston Rockets

What I Miss (and Don’t Miss) about the Houston Rockets

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports With the NBA season being placed on indefinite hiatus, I’ll admit that it’s been fun not having to think too much about the Houston Rockets. After all, most of my pre-COVID evenings were devoted to the Rockets and/or the NBA in general. With the games halted, I could focus my attention on binge-watching my DVR backlog, reading (I finished Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie last week), or playing with my dog. Then Darren ordered politely requested that I get off my ass produce something for The Dream Shake. In all seriousness, he gave me a great...
Mar 19, 2020
COVID-19 says P.J. Tucker is its most difficult matchup

COVID-19 says P.J. Tucker is its most difficult matchup

Twitter/@ByIsaacG Game recognizes game. Editor’s Note: While we wait for actual basketball to return, from time to time, we may post something lighthearted and satirical in order to get in a good laugh in these difficult times. Please note that all quotes/anecdotes in this article are fake unless noted and are intended to make you smile. COVID-19, also known as “the coronavirus,” recently sat down with (major sports network) for an exclusive interview on Wednesday night. When (reporter) asked it who was the most difficult matchup it had faced so far, there was no hesitation in...