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    December 27, 2013

    Countdown to 2013 King of Content: 8. Twitter

    I heard someone recently say (and my apologies in advance for not recalling to whom to give proper credit) that Twitter will be to the Internet what the Internet was to the computer. A game changer, the prism through which we consume all things digital content and communicate in rapid fire blurbs wi ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Tyler Hansbrough Backs Down From Metta World Peace (w/ VIDEO)

    Through the constant, repetitive touting of honks like Dick Vitale, and because once he arrived in the NBA, it turns out all he can do is flail his body around like a maniac, the narrative on Toronto Raptor forward Tyler Hansbrough is that he is one of the "grittier" and "tougher" players in the lea ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    Metta World Peace Responds To Amnesty Rumors In Classic Metta Fashion

    Because of the one on one battle the Houston Rockets were engaged in to secure the services of Dwight Howard, most astute Rocket fans are keenly aware of just how bad things are in Los Angeles for the Lakers going forward. Their best player, Kobe Bryant, is coming off of a debilitating Achilles tea ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    For Valentine's: The Five Best Recent Rockets Bromances

    Over the years, the NBA went from a league where practically every player hated each other, to a league where they Tweet to tell how much they miss one another. Since NBA All-Star Weekend is coming to Houston, some former and present Houston Rockets may get to rekindle the flame of the bromance the ... 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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    February 15, 2012

    Top 5 Musical NBA Players

    The NBA All-Star Game is coming up in a couple of weeks. There may not be any Rockets on the roster - even ex-Rocket/Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin didn't blow up in time to be added as a reserve - but musical names such as Kanye West, Rihanna (the halftime entertainment), Lenny Kravitz, Josh Groban, ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, A Salute To TV Season Premieres

    DWTS = this week's Philly-Giants game?​Television fascinates me. It seems like a new station pops up onto my channel grid every day to the point where I'm actually a little disappointed I haven't been approached by anyone to televise the Sean Network. I mean, doesn't everyone have their own ne ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    How Not to Text a Teen

    Lewd sexts to 14-year-old

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    June 16, 2011

    For Vancouver: The Top 10 Sports Riots

    twitpic/Chris WaltsNot bad, Vancouver, but you got some work to do​Oh, behave, Vancouver. Last night, a number of poor sports, distraught by the Canucks' loss to the Boston Bruins in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals, went all kung fu on the British Columbia city. By past standards, Van ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    ESPN's Doris Burke's Difficult Week (w/ VIDEO)

    Doris Burke and a moment of Zen​Of all of the on-air personalities who put their fingerprints on a sporting event -- studio host, play by play, color analyst, sideline reporter -- I've always thought that the sideline reporter has the hardest job out of all of them. It starts with the inhe ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Ask A (Producer For) Rapper(s)

    Chris Rockaway​The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email introd ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Ron Artest Splatters a Spurs Fan with Hot Coffee (w/ VIDEO)

    I hear that train a-comin'​Why is it that the people who are the most clueless wind up with the best seats to sporting events? In theory, someone sitting courtside at an NBA game should be intelligent enough to (a) afford tickets that go for about a grand a pop, or (b) live in a neighborhood ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Top Five Athlete-Rapper Team-Ups

    ​Speak of the devil... Give an NBA player a mike and he'll give you one of the worst performances of all time. Put the same athlete in the company of a decent rapper and the result might surprise you. If you're still haunted by the bitter taste of our worst rapper-athlete collaborations, here ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    More Rex Ryan, the Ryan Leaf Trilogy & NFL Best Bets

    Rex Ryan: Can you smell them from here is the question​Two more shopping days left. I need money. You need money. So let's get to winning. And by winning let's find a way to weave more Rex Ryan "foot fetish" talk into a handicapping discussion. Can we do this? (Can we touch them? Can we sm ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    NFL & College Football -- Weekend's Best Bets (with Tales of Deceit, Adultery and Ron Artest)

    We see....FAIL in Ron Artest's future​Drayton McLane apparently has plans to sell the Astros. This comes as no surprise, those rumors have been swirling for some time. Now I don't know if he'll get his $800 million asking price, but I did call Drayton and make an offer and we now know that $9 ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Ron Artest Releases The Song He Couldn't As A Rocket: "Champion"

    No fans were injured in the making of this song​Former Rocket Ron Artest, the current Laker who thanked his psychiatrist after the Game 7 win, is celebrating his new ring with yet another rap song.The song has been written and sitting around for a long time, but Artest tweaked it to capitalize on ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Game Time: For Sale -- NBA Two Guard, 30 Y/O, Excellent Condition, Trades Accepted

    ​First, I want to thank everyone for their reaction, positive or otherwise, to my post yesterday which chronicled the high points of the era of Tracy McGrady's Expiring Contract I seem to learn something with every new post that I generate here on Hair Balls, and yesterday I learned that there are ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    In Make-Or-Break Year, Rockets' Landry Looks To Fill Low-Post Void

    Photo by Jeff Balke​There's a popular belief in NBA circles that the third year is when a player makes the transition to stardom, if he's going to make it. Among point guards, that worked for Chris Paul and Deron Williams, and much has been said about Aaron Brooks making a similar - though sma ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Ron Artest Wastes No Time Getting Crazy In LA: He Releases A Michael Jackson Tribute Video

    You're taking a shower after a hard day at work, fuming over things that went wrong, when suddenly, you hear someone approaching.You turn around and see a large shadow, and realize it's not a friend, family member or even co-worker. Ron Artest has broken in, is evidently staring at you, and says he ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Oh, The Lakers Will Learn All About Ron Artest

    On the way to his fourth championship, Kobe Bryant was guarded by Mickael Pietrus, Hedo Turkoglu, Courtney Lee, Dahntay Jones, Carmelo Anthony, Shane Battier, and all of the Jazz players whose names Jerry Sloan could remember. None of them had the combination of speed, size, and advanced weaponry ne ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Ron Artest Misses Michael Jackson Too, Y'all

    Recently departed Rocket Ron Artest has never had any trouble making headlines on or off the basketball court, so it's easy to forget that occasionally he also fancies himself a musician. Now the ever-misunderstood Artest has put his feelings about Michael Jackson in song with "Michael Michael." Be ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Ladies & Gentlemen, Your Ron Artest!!

    Here is the Rockets' Ron Artest, responding to....somethingAll we know is that "there was nothing hood about my tone" when he said it, and he did not "speak corporate." Oh, and 12-year-olds maye selling dope instead of thinking about getting to the NBA, but he's not going to disrespect them.Or so ... More >>

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    May 18, 2009

    Despite Loss, These Aren't Same Old Rockets

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttThe ending was all too familiar, but the ride was so, so different. Sure, history will show another Rockets season concluded without a title, this time on an 89-70 second-round, Game 7 loss to the Lakers on Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. And ... More >>

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    May 9, 2009

    Game 3: Early Missed Opportunities Haunt Rockets

    The box score to Game 3 shows the second period as the only frame in which the Rockets weren't outscored on Friday night at Toyota Center. But in reality, it proved pivotal in Houston's 108-94 loss, which allowed Los Angeles to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. The normally dynamic La ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Game 3 Preview: Rockets Need More From Wafer, On And Off Court

    Photo by Jeff BalkeThe Rowdies get rowdy for the playoffsVon Wafer was a hero in the first round, scoring 21 points in 27 minutes in Game 2 and sparking the Rockets with an emotional return in the series-clinching Game 6 just two days after suffering a bulging disc in his lower back. He was suppos ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009

    Five Ways To Fake Your Way Through A Rockets Conversation

    It's been a long time since the Rockets were of any interest to most of Houston, but now that they've actually advanced past the first round of the playoffs, the bandwagon is getting full.A Houstonian will now be expected to be able to talk confidently about the team in order to keep up with the res ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    Second Round Preview: Lakers Defense May Pose Biggest Threat To Rockets

    The Rockets finally got the first-round monkey off their backs  last week, so what did the NBA give them as a reward? Only a second-round date with the prohibitive title favorite Lakers, beginning tonight at 9:30 in Los Angeles. It's a terrifying matchup by nearly every quantifiable method. The ... More >>

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    May 1, 2009

    Do You Believe In Miracles? Rockets Advance

    May 17, 1997.Aaron Brooks and Von Wafer were in sixth grade. The Oilers were only a year removed from their Houston existence. The Texans were still more than five years from their birth. The Astros had yet to make the playoffs in the Biggio-Bagwell era. Then-President Bill Clinton was still eight m ... More >>

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    April 25, 2009

    Game 3: Rockets' Battier Fills All the Gaps

    This performance wasn't sexy. There wasn't even a defining moment. The Rockets' two biggest stars, Yao Ming and Ron Artest, were each held to single digits in points in the same game for the first time all year. Despite that, Friday night's effort was effective enough to grab an 86-83 win and a 2-1 ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Rockets Left To Wonder What Could Have Been

    (Note: This was written by Ben DuBose.)The next time someone tells you that early-season games in sports like basketball and baseball don't matter, refer them to the case of the 2008-09 Houston Rockets.The No. 5-seeded Rockets were one game from having a dream path to the Western Conference Finals, ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Rockets-Hornets: Point Guards Finally Get Defensive

    (Note: This is written by Ben DuBose. We're working on that byline  glitch, honest.) At least for one night, the Rockets answered their only remaining defensive questions in a resounding way. Since dealing incumbent point guard Rafer Alston at the February trade deadline, skeptics have wondered ... More >>

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    April 10, 2009

    Saturday: "Hip-Hop Hope Family Fun Day"

    Tomorrow, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Rap-A-Lot Records, local Christian rap label Much Luvv Records, and a slew of local businesses/ministries, unite to offer Hip-Hop Hope Family Fun Day, an event meant to uplift the community and celebrate more than ten years of community service at the Prince Complex ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Rockets-Pistons: Can Yao Be the Closer?

    Photo by Wootang01 Remember the notion from earlier this week that the Rockets' late-game offense might be better off without Yao Ming? That didn't last long. With the Rockets trailing by four late and in the midst of yet another fourth-quarter funk, Yao snapped the Rockets out of it in a major wa ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Rockets-Pistons: Can Yao Be the Closer?

    Photo by Wootang01 Remember the notion from earlier this week that the Rockets' late-game offense might be better off without Yao Ming? That didn't last long. With the Rockets trailing by four late and in the midst of yet another fourth-quarter funk, Yao snapped the Rockets out of it in a major wa ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Rockets-Bobcats: Yao-Artest Form Improved Dynamic Duo

    At some point during the will he, won't he saga of Tracy McGrady's ongoing knee problems, the heart and identity of the Rockets shifted from a Yao Ming and McGrady-led team to one led by Yao and Ron Artest. So far, the Rockets seem all the better for it. Artest scored 26 points on five three-point ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Rockets-Bobcats: Yao-Artest Form Improved Dynamic Duo

    At some point during the will he, won't he saga of Tracy McGrady's ongoing knee problems, the heart and identity of the Rockets shifted from a Yao Ming and McGrady-led team to one led by Yao and Ron Artest. So far, the Rockets seem all the better for it. Artest scored 26 points on five three-point ... More >>

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    February 21, 2009

    Rockets Fast Break: Adelman Stresses Consistency at Point

    To Rockets coach Rick Adelman, consistency trumps contrast. When fans initially heard the Rafer Alston trade Thursday afternoon, much of the immediate reaction was negative. In addition to questioning the team going forward without an experienced starting point guard, many wondered why the team w ... More >>

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    February 21, 2009

    Rockets Fast Break: Adelman Stresses Consistency at Point

    To Rockets coach Rick Adelman, consistency trumps contrast. When fans initially heard the Rafer Alston trade Thursday afternoon, much of the immediate reaction was negative. In addition to questioning the team going forward without an experienced starting point guard, many wondered why the team w ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Tracy McGrady Out For the Season; Yes, It's the Knee Again

    Photo by mtkopone For those who haven't heard the news yet, last night, Tracy McGrady told ESPN screamer/reporter Stephen A. Smith that he will be missing the rest of the season because he is having microfracture surgery on his troublesome left knee. The Rockets are refusing to comment on the story. ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Tracy McGrady Out For the Season; Yes, It's the Knee Again

    For those who haven't heard the news yet, last night, Tracy McGrady told ESPN screamer/reporter Stephen A. Smith that he will be missing the rest of the season because he is having microfracture surgery on his troublesome left knee. The Rockets are refusing to comment on the story. The Rockets s ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    The Rockets Get Some Times Love, The Only Love They Apparently Can

    The Houston Rockets are quickly becoming an afterthought in town as Spring Training opens and their tedious soap-opera mediocrity gets pushed to the sidelines. (All of which will change in a blink, of course, if they put together a streak.)But they're getting noticed elsewhere.The New York Times' Su ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    The Rockets Get Some Times Love, The Only Love They Apparently Can

    The Houston Rockets are quickly becoming an afterthought in town as Spring Training opens and their tedious soap-opera mediocrity gets pushed to the sidelines. (All of which will change in a blink, of course, if they put together a streak.)But they're getting noticed elsewhere.The New York Times' Su ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    The Rockets Get Some Times Love, The Only Love They Apparently Can

    The Houston Rockets are quickly becoming an afterthought in town as Spring Training opens and their tedious soap-opera mediocrity gets pushed to the sidelines. (All of which will change in a blink, of course, if they put together a streak.)But they're getting noticed elsewhere.The New York Times' Su ... More >>

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    December 20, 2008

    Top Ten Houston Sports Moments of 2008

    10. I never really followed the Houston Comets, who folded several weeks ago. By the time they came on the scene I was getting pretty sick of professional basketball. So I never became invested in the team, and I can't feel any real loss behind their demise. Still, unlike the Rockets and Astros ... More >>

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    December 20, 2008

    Top Ten Houston Sports Moments of 2008

    10. I never really followed the Houston Comets, who folded several weeks ago. By the time they came on the scene I was getting pretty sick of professional basketball. So I never became invested in the team, and I can't feel any real loss behind their demise. Still, unlike the Rockets and Astros ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008

    Houston Rockets: This Needs To Be Yao's Team

    Coming off a 2-3 road trip, plus wins over OKC and the Hornets, the Rockets make me feel the same way I did a few weeks back. Good, not great. They convincingly won the games they should have, home or away (Clippers, Thunder, Suns), and lost the games they should have (Lakers and a pretty dece ... More >>

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    October 29, 2008
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    October 3, 2008

    Five Spot: Ron Artest Is Not Too Busy to Be a Meh Rapper

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Remember this? NBC Sports If you were worried about the myriad injuries that might derail the Rockets' succes ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008
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    Inside the Glide

    Hometown hoops hero Clyde Drexler airs it out in his new autobiography

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