Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Yao Ming Bling

The Houston Rockets own Yao Ming, seems to have passed another important point in progression the last month. The 7'6 center already shoots fade aways and is tall enough to see over the defense's heads to pick them apart but in the past 4 games he has put up near or over 30 shot attempts and with 49% hiting from the field has been scoring like he should when McGrady is benched. "I know I can handle it now" said Yao, and I am inclined to beleive him. His free throw shooting is second to none, he seems to be able to catch the ball lower now, and he is learning how to run the floor. If he keeps this up he could be remembered as one of the greatest Big Men in basketball.


On Monday, NBA commissioner David Stern announced that the league would no longer be using the microfiber composite ball that was introduced earlier this season. The league will be switching back to the leather ball on January 1st. The announcement couldn't have made the Houston Rockets happier. Most players say that the leather balls just feel right. Most likely it nostalgia too. Although the ball has performed well statistically, the most important thing is how the players feel. The last time the Rockets will use the new ball will be on New Year's Eve.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

12 days of Christmas

As a blogger I need to find and fill information for my readers. Much of it comes from tooling around the internet to my favorite various sites and many times I experience things that no human should. This morning was no exception as I went to The Houston Rockets official website to refresh myself on some of the plays that would point out why, even after such a great comeback, the Houston Rockets lost 102-94 against the L.A. Lakers last night. Instead my ears were assaulted, partially my fault for having the sound to loud, by people who should not be singing doing exactly that. The Rockets are advertising thier Holiday packs with players fans and powerdancers singing the 12 days of christmas. Now so you don't get curious and go look or listen for yourself let me just type out the non rhyming, doesn't even fit to the beat of the song, lyrics. We will skip straight to the end and mind you that Yao Ming and Motumbo are not the easiest guys to understand. On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me 12 rowdy fans, 11 fast fed points, 10 offensive rebounds, 9 perfect passes, 8 hostile plays?, 7 baseline jumpers, 6 Three pointers, 5 POWER DANCERS!, 4 blocked shots, 3 buzzer beaters, 2 great seats, and a Houston Rockets Holiday Pack.

The Holiday pack contains one ticket to 6 games, 3 in January and 3 in February. Packs are priced to stuff stockings at as low as $60.00 per. The home games include L.A. Lakers, Portland Trailblazers, Seattle Supersonics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, and the Boston Celtics. Visit the rockets official website for more infomation but please, please skip the music video section for your own sake.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

McDeGradying Golden State

The Houston Rockets took the Golden State Warriors out with ease, stomping them with a lead of almost 30 points at 118-90. Six minutes into the game The Houston Rockets took a 20 point lead and ever looked back. Playing this game was the Tracy Mcgrady of old. It seems he might have found solid ground again coming out of a shooting slump that lasted all season. With 31 points and 7 assists, he outscored Yao Ming who dominated the paint with 27 points and 8 rebounds. Yao had some difficulty shooting when he got double teamed and McGrady made them pay everytime they dedicated another defender to the big Rockets center. If these guys can play together like this more often then we have some great game to come from the Houston Rockets.

Sunday, December 03, 2006


The Houston Rockets' Mount Mutombo is famous for trademark finger wag that dismisses would-be slam-dunkers. Now that famous wag will be featured on a bobble head (or should I say, bobble finger?)figure to be released on Wednesday night when the Rocket's take on the Washington Wizards at the Toyota Center. What a cool bobble head idea! I love wagging my finger at people who are bad drivers. I think it's far worse to get the finger wag instead of the bird.