Posts Tagged ‘Houston Rockets’

The James Harden trade – OKC’s first big mistake?

I was supposed to sit down to write an assignment. I’d just put out a smoke and was preparing to knuckle down to right the last 1500 words on Rousseau and inequality after a quick Twitter check this Sunday arvo. The first thing I see? “James Harden and his beard on his way to Houston.” […]

New Season’s Eve: Ten Intriguing Storylines for 2009-10

The new season has finally arrived, and just like every year, I can’t believe I went four and a half months without it. The 2009-2010 campaign is shaping up to be a beauty, for so many reasons. Will we see the King finally crowned with his new Diesel-powered sidekick? Will Dwight get redemption along with […]

Rockets-Lakers – My Game 2 Diary

AP Photo/Chris Carlson I don’t remember the last time an NBA game spawned so much post-game gossip, debate, YouTube clips, conspiracy theories, and wild speculation. The Internet is alive with talk of the two ejections, the technical fouls, and of course, the possible suspensions that may be handed out to Derek Fisher and Kobe Bryant […]

Round 2.. Fight!

Where to start with this game? I was at Staples Center for this one, and it was definitely the most chippy, most emotional game I’ve been at so far. I’ll be back tomorrow morning with my full game diary, but for now he’s a few videos you need to study. You need to a flashplayer […]

Day 17 – Rockets and Magic spoil the house parties

AP Photo/Matt Sayles – very cool photo After watching the Game 7 in Boston I decided to come back to LA to spend my remaining days before heading back to Australia. I chose LA for a couple of reasons. Firstly because the flight home leaves from LAX, kinda obvious. Secondly, because I thought the Lakers […]

Lakers-Rockets Q&A with Don from With Malice

Once the Lakers second round opponents were set, I decided to hit up one of the better known Lakers fans in the blogosphere for a little Q&A session. For those that don’t already check out With Malice on a regular basis, you should. It’s run by a guy called Don Landrigan, an Aussie who now […]

Looking over the Shoulders of Giants – Rockets vs Magic

Two nights ago I was at the Toyota Center in Houston cheering along the Rockets while secretly hoping for a close finish (like any mutual fan would). The main reason I marked down this game in my calendar? To see Dwight vs Yao of course. I forked out extra money to get really good seats […]

My First NBA Game – 20 Years in the Making

(AP Photo/Hector Mata) Wow. It finally happened. After obsessively following the NBA from Australia for most of the last 20 years, including a trip to the US in ‘04 where I just missed the postseason, I finally saw my first NBA game in the flesh. It was very surreal, and I don’t think you can […]

2008-2009 Season Preview: The Contenders

Your 2009 NBA Champion is going to be one of these teams Los Angeles Lakers Shortly after the Gasol trade last season, me and one of my many Suns-supporting friends (who for unnamed reasons shall be known as the Cougar Hunter) were musing about the Lakers fortunes. “It’s so unfair”, was the overriding theme of […]

Ramblings from the Philippines

A couple of months ago I learned that I’d be traveling to Manila for work. While the Federal Government’s security warnings had me frightened a little (i.e. “Don’t travel to this place unless you really really need to”), the prospect of spending a few weeks in a basketball-mad country had me really excited. It was […]