Russell Westbrook and James Harden united at the Houston Rockets in an attempt to finally win an NBA title. They came close when they were on the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Golden State Warriors stood in Houston's way for the last few years.
The NBA's Christmas Day schedule is a great tradition. For over a decade, the league have been showing five consecutive games on 25th December, and 2019 is no different.
Along those lines, I wanted to do a bit of an early assessment of how convincing the NBA’s preseason favorites have been.
Houston Rockets' new era ended in a home defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. The first regular season game with James Harden and Russell Westbrook starting together (in a Rockets uniform, that is) saw a duel between the last three NBA MVPs, but it was the 2018/19 winner, Giannis Antetokounmpo who reigned supreme. Antetokounmpo finished with a triple-double.
James Harden unveiled his new one-footed, off-balance shot in preseason on Monday night.
James Harden celebrates his 30th birthday after missing out on a second consecutive MVP despite another incredible season of scoring.
No matter what the rank of these NBA tag-teams, we as basketball fanatics should be thrilled to finally see a competitive, wide open league. Whoever ends up as NBA Champions next year, one thing is for sure - sit back, relax and enjoy.
Harden's three-point shooting has improved every year, tenfold under D'Antoni, if Westbrook can meld his game with efficient shooting then we could see the perfect mixture between passion, intensity and heart and analytics, efficiency and 'money-ball'.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed a monster trade with the Houston Rockets that will see Russell Westbrook join Houston with Chris Paul going the other way, as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Shifting Leonard to the Western Conference alters the balance of power once again. The East is relatively weak, or so it seems.
Houston Rockets are going to pursue Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Jimmy Butler in a sign-and-trade deal this offseason, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Midway through the regular season a clip emerged of Houston Rockets guards Chris Paul and James Harden getting into it on the bench during a game. Most people, reasonably, brushed it aside as a heated moment between two elite and driven athletes. However, it has emerged that the relationship status between Paul and Harden has become "unsalvageable".
LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant and James Harden all have a claim as the best player in the NBA.
The NBA Playoffs begin this Saturday. Late season drama was limited, with the Detroit Pistons holding onto the eight seed in the East. We have known the Western Conference playoffs for a while, but the seedings altered in the final days of the regular season, changing the first-round matchups.