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Kenny Smith

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    NBA All Star Weekend: 5 Observations And A Plea For More Barkley

    In the spirit of full disclosure, I feel like I should tell you that I chose not to stick around Houston for the NBA All Star Game and it's peripheral festivities (up to and including the transformation of the Galleria into some kind of three-story clown car on Saturday) this past weekend. As a br ... More >>

  • News

    February 14, 2013

    Goodwill Ambassador

    Kenny Smith on All-Star Weekend and His Eventual Return to Clutch City

  • Music

    February 14, 2013

    The Sounds of H-Town

    Cactus Music wants your help with a "Community-Curated Playlist."

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Rockets at Midseason: The Grades Are In

    With the All-Star break on us, it seems logical to talk about where our local NBA team stands at the season's figurative midpoint. I say "figurative" because the Rockets passed their actual midpoint in January at which point they were 21-20 coming off the last game of a season-long seven-game losing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    All the Rappers Who Will Be Here All-Star Weekend, Part 2

    "Are you going to StripperFest?" "Excuse me, am I going to what?" "StripperFest. It's a thing at All-Star Weekend." Rewind: All the Rappers Who Will Be Here All-Star Weekend, Part 1 If I told you a complete stranger with his or her own guide to All-Star Weekend told me such a thing, I would be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    The Jet Loves Houston: Kenny Smith on All-Star Weekend and His Eventual Return to Clutch City

    Former Rockets guard and current member of the best pre-game sports show on television, Kenny Smith, is a big fan of Houston, calling his ties here "deep rooted." "People I consider my best friends in the world are still in Houston," Smith told Hair Balls. "My godchildren are there." The NBA and i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Picking Rockets Team of the 2000s Not an Easy Task

    Throughout the course of this frustrating season, the Houston Rockets have been allowing fans to pick their choices for the starting team of the decade beginning with the 1970s and continuing with the '80s, '90s and 2000s. They had all but one of their starting five for the 2000s on had for their wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    NBA Lucky Sperm Club: Javale McGee's Video Resume (Including His Moronic Goaltending Last Night)

    Lucky Sperm Club. It's a term I often use for professional athletes who, if they weren't so genetically gifted, would be super-sizing french fries at the drive-through for the next 60 years. To be clear, the term is not meant for all physical freaks. Just the ones who display an IQ somewhere betwee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Houston Rockets 1993 vs. Houston Rockets 2012, the Hard Truth

    It's been a tough start for the hapless Rockets. With early injury problems, a trade that didn't happen in the lockout-shortened offseason and a new, unproven coach, it's no wonder the first few weeks of the season have been somewhere between "OH GOD NO!" and "Just shoot me." This, of course, makes ... More >>

  • Music

    September 15, 2011

    The Last Boy Scout

    Bass giant Stanley Clarke reflects on Return to Forever, Bitches Brew, and the importance of being prepared.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    CBS Murders Charles Barkley (Not Literally)

    Barkley sucked ass instead of kissing it​"This is a win on any number of levels, not the least of which is that I would watch Charles Barkley analyzing or opining on any topic. No, seriously, I would watch Charles Barkley convey his thoughts about ANYTHING -- basketball, politics, the economy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    10 Meaningfully Awesome NBA Dunk Contest Dunks (with VIDEO!)

    As All Star Games go, in terms of meaning, effort, enthusiasm, pomp and circumstance, the NBA All Star weekend is in the meaty part of the curve. Football's Pro Bowl becomes a bigger and bigger joke every year (highlighted by fanboy journalist Jay Glazer of Fox actually calling a play in this seaso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Houston's Top Ten Sports Moments: Another View

    The bosses came out their Top 10 Greatest Houston Sports Moments today, so I thought I would share mine.1. September 25, 1986: The magic number for the Houston Astros to clinch the NL West is one game. The Astros are playing a midweek day game against the San Francisco Giants, the team that just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Game Time: Best of the Best -- Top 10 Moments from Clutch City Rockets (w/video)

    Consensus Number One​I am a total sucker for lists.This makes me like roughly 95 percent of society; the fact that I openly admit I'm a sucker for lists makes me a little more unique. There are so many list books, list columns, list blog posts (many by yours truly) that it seems by admitting you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Remember Pimp C's Sweet James Jones Stories?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or un, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. Pimp C Sweet James Jones Stories (Asylum, 2005) ​We're not sure where we saw it, but we once read a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    The Rockets' Kenny Smith, Keeping His Eyes On....Something

    ​ Former Houston Rockets star Kenny Smith is a spokesperson for some March Madness-related thing called the SoBe Bracket Challenge, whose website breathlessly notes participation is limited to five million entrants. At this writing 4,924,535 slots remain!!)As part of the kick-off, someone describe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Where Does Sunday's Rockets Victory Rank? It'll Have To Top These To Make The Top Five

    Where does yesterday's deceptively close 99-87 shellacking of the Lakers rank in the annals of great Rockets victories? It's too soon to tell. If they build on that win by taking this series and then slip into their fifth NBA finals, minus not just Yao but also his geriatric Congolese understudy, no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Ten Other Excuses Charles Barkley Could've Told the Phoenix Cop

    For those of you who missed the news in all of the New Year's reveling, former Houston Rockets power forward, current TNT basketball analyst, and renowned gambling addict Charles Barkley was arrested outside of Phoenix early on New Year's Eve and cited for DUI. The Chuckster was pulled over because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008
  • News

    November 1, 2007

    Rocket Science: Daryl Morey Brings Hard-Core Statistical Analysis to the NBA

    Houston's pro basketball team pins (at least a part of ) its hopes on a brainiac GM

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007
  • News

    March 23, 2006

    Hustle Time

    Damon Jones has traveled from UH to all around the NBA chasing stardom and a sound bite

  • Calendar

    July 23, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 23 - 29, 1998

  • News

    August 14, 1997

    The Legend

    Where the games are good, everybody knows the story of Dwayne Rogers, and everybody wonders: Why is he still an amateur?

  • News

    June 23, 1994

    Rockets Mania

    As the Rockets fought for the title, Houstonians fought -- and failed -- to keep their sanity

  • News

    February 10, 1994

    The Voices of Los Rockets

    At home and (sort of) away, Radio 1320's Gonzalez and Rojas bring the basketball action to Houston's international audience

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