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Ralph Sampson

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    October 23, 2013

    Cover Story: Rockets' New Age Includes Twin Towers, Twin Minis Experiments

    It's been 30 years since the Rockets put two seven-footers on the floor at the same time. Those two, Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson, led the Rockets to the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Boston Celtics, a team that included current Rockets coach Kevin McHale. Now McHale is tinkering with a tw ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    NBA Retro Zapruder Of The 1985 NBA Draft Lottery

    In the 80's hit movie Stand By Me, there's a scene where the four main characters, teenage boys (including a young Corey Feldman!), are sitting around a campfire and one of them (Gordie) tells a story about a fat kid named Lard Ass participating in a blueberry pie eating contest at the county fair. ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    Put the Brooms Away: Rockets Stave Off Elimination with Clutch Win

    Like every game except the first one in the series, the Rockets and Thunder went right down to the wire in game four. In every other game, the Thunder got the big shot or the turnover needed to win the game. Monday night, it was finally the Rockets' turn. Chandler Parsons did what only two other p ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    The Five Greatest Houston Rockets Who Played In The All-Star Game: A List That Might Surprise You

    The Houston Rockets have only sent 14 different players to the NBA All Star game. The team's most celebrated All Stars have routinely been big men and the playground atmosphere of the game does not lend itself to players who need help getting the ball leading to some forgettable performances. Still ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Twin Towers: A Fascinating Tale of the '80s Rockets and What Never Was

    On June 5, 1986, I was barely 17 years old and on my way home from a music lesson. While cutting through a nearby neighborhood, my car, an amazingly awful pumpkin orange Datsun B-210 I bought from a friend for 500 bucks, broke down...again. Fortunately, I was only about two blocks from a schoolmate' ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 23, 2012

    The Cougars Would Like You to Meet Jimmie Jones

    ​Jimmie Jones doesn't yet have his name on the back of his jersey. He's just a walk-on. His stat sheet doesn't look that impressive, and he's played in less than half of the Houston Cougars' basketball games this season. But if Saturday night was any indication, then Jimmie Jones could well ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 4, 2009

    The Ten Least Intimidating Athletes In Houston History

    There have been some tough guys in Houston sports history -- native sons George Foreman, Nolan Ryan, and Roger Clemens (even if you factor in his chemically-aided roid rage) -- all come to mind. Anybody can rattle off a list of ten of those guys -- and we might just do that next week -- but we were ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Rockets Once Again Get No Respect

    A Rockets belt buckle -- what every taste-free fan should be wearing tonightThe Rockets season ends tonight at Toyota Center -- wait, wait, did we just say that out loud? We mean the Rockets season likely ends tonight -- no, wait, we mean the Rockets' improbable Game Four win will be repeated tonigh ... 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 >>

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