Charles Barkley makes pretty much everyone laugh. James Harden is no exception. The current Rocket, while filming a Foot Locker commercial with a pair of former Rockets in Barkley and Scottie Pippen, was the picture of dry sense of humor, something he is known for. But, the outtakes tell a different ... More >>
Fun-loving, but hyper-competitive on the court, the Rockets are ready to deliver a new age in Houston basketball. Fans are ready for that, too.
It's been a busy week for Houston athletes and their videos. We had James Harden in hilarious Foot Locker ads and now JJ Watt for Yahoo! Fantasy Sports. But, in the non-ad category, the folks at ClutchFans let us in on a bit of fun Harden had with kids at a summer camp. In the first video, Harden j ... More >>
On the surface, James Harden's new Foot Locker commercial with Steph Curry is just that -- 30 seconds of frivolity designed to compel kids (and their parents) to go to Foot Locker and buy shoes, jerseys, and whatever else they sell at Foot Locker. In case you haven't seen it yet (Jeff Balke had it ... More >>
The chill, '70s vibe that James Harden gives off in interviews seems to be his genuine personality. He's like the Billy D. Williams of the modern NBA, but instead of smooth, malt liquor ads in front of a roaring fireplace, Harden does seriously funny ads for Foot Locker, including this newest commer ... More >>
Michael Jordan turns 50 this weekend, I'm not sure if you've heard. In case you missed the incessant career retrospective pieces that ran on Sportscenter or the story of MJ's renting the Museum of Fine Arts here in Houston for his birthday shindig this weekend, the most iconic team sport athlete o ... More >>
Most people will tell you that Houston rappers are overall a peaceful bunch, but people do carry guns. No less a beloved figure than Pimp C was caught after he got into an altercation at the Foot Locker in Sharpstown Mall; supposedly a policeman saw a gun under Pimp's coat during the fight, followed ... More >>
Ray Stevens approves.Perhaps you were among the millions of people that didn't have a family member playing in or a wager placed upon the UCLA-Arizona game last night in Tucson, which means that you were among the fortunate ones watching something else on television. Well, you were fortunat ... More >>
Air Jordans and the madness of crowdsHuge crowds jammed Houston stores today looking to buy the latest version of the Air Jordan sneaker. Cops were called out to handle some unruliness connected with having a chance to purchase the $175 Air Jordan 11 Retro sneaker. Hundreds of people lined ... More >>
Bow Wow strikes it rich in Lottery Ticket.
Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. With Season 2 just completed, Rocks Off is now working our way backw ... More >>
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With a 31-3 record and slam-dunking skills like no other, the "dunking fraternity" Phi Slama Jama put University of Houston men's basketball on the map in 1983. So much so that Nike will soon be releasing a shoe commemorating the team: a limited edition release, the Big Nike Hi LE will be sold only ... More >>
This and every Christmas season the most important person is the baby Jesus, with a bearded, white-haired toy factory owner coming in a close second. Every year we flock to the malls to sit in our kids down on Santa's lap. Sometimes they run off screaming, while others take to the old guy just like ... More >>