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Kobe Bryant Says Dwight Howard Couldn’t Handle His ‘Combative Nature’

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard bolted from the Los Angeles Lakers after a disastrous season in the summer of 2013, and Kobe Bryant thinks it’s because the big fella didn’t The post Kobe Bryant Says Dwight Howard Couldn’t Handle His ‘Combative Nature’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kobe Bryant explains why he never got along with Dwight Howard

Kobe Bryant said he tried to show Howard how to win a championship, but Howard didn't want to deal with the challenge. Kobe Bryant is no longer afraid to speak his mind. He was never shy about his opinions, but previously tried to maintain...Show More Summary

How Have Houston Rockets Kept a Top-Flight Defense Without Dwight Howard?

The Houston Rockets should be vulnerable at the defensive end. Center Dwight Howard's absence should have made them that way. But they aren't, and it hasn't. Despite playing the last 13 games without the three-time Defensive Player of...Show More Summary

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets: Postgame Grades and Analysis

Wednesday night, the Houston Rockets snapped a six-game losing streak against the Los Angeles Clippers with a 110-105 victory at home. Blake Griffin (elbow), Dwight Howard (knee) and Patrick Beverley (illness) all did not play. Though...Show More Summary

Why Dwight Howard's Health Isn't the Only Key to a Deep Rockets Playoff Run

The Houston Rockets are in the thick of the playoff picture in the west with MVP candidate James Harden leading the way, the postseason is not that far off and Houston has some questions heading into the last leg of the NBA season. Does...Show More Summary

Beck/Bucher Debate: Is James Harden or Stephen Curry the Front-Runner for MVP?

With the Golden State Warriors atop of the Western Conference and the Houston Rockets continuing to win despite an injury to Dwight Howard, the top two front-runners for MVP this season are Stephen Curry and James Harden. The West is...Show More Summary

2015 Slam Dunk Contest Participants: Format and Predictions for Spectacle

The birth of Vinsanity. The Blake Griffin car prop. Dwight Howard's Superman cape. Michael Jordan's flight past Dominique Wilkins. When one thinks about the NBA's Slam Dunk Contest, some of the most memorable moments in any sport's history comes to mind. It's not really an exaggeration. Show More Summary

The Under-the-Radar Players the Houston Rockets May Add at the Deadline

The Houston Rockets are currently without Dwight Howard but they keep winning and climbing the ladder in the Western Conference standings thanks to its MVP candidate, James Harden. After already making moves earlier this season in acquiring...Show More Summary

Dwight Howard Jokingly Takes Unexpected Shot at Teammate's Groin on Sideline

Dwight Howard may be out for a while with a knee injury, but the Houston Rockets star is still going to have some fun during games. After doing an in-game interview with ESPN's Heather Cox on Wednesday night, Howard decided to surprise teammate Isaiah Canaan with an unexpected groin shot. Not cool, Dwight. [h/t The Big Lead] Read more NBA news on

Rockets Trade Rumors Tracker: Latest Updates Ahead of 2015 NBA Trade Deadline

The Houston Rockets are battling for playoff positioning while uncertainty hangs above one of their best players. Dwight Howard is currently sidelined with a knee injury that could keep him out for two months, which might make the team's...Show More Summary

Rockets Proving Plenty Dangerous Without Dwight Howard and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

Prior to Tuesday's showdown with the Phoenix Suns, the Houston Rockets insisted that they'll be fine without Dwight Howard, whose knee problems could keep him out through March. "We try to find a way with whoever is out there," Patrick Beverley told The Houston Chronicle's Jenny Dial Creech. Show More Summary

Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Both the Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets have plenty in common as they prepare to wage battle Tuesday night. Chief among them are respective attempts to solidify playoff positioning. The Rockets come in, still without Dwight Howard, fresh off a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday night. Show More Summary

Will Dwight Howard Be 100 Percent When Houston Rockets Need Him Most?

HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets made the announcement with the fewest words, inspiring the most distress possible. Dwight Howard had missed the Rockets’ previous two games after the team’s announcement on Wednesday night that he had edema on his right knee while he considered his treatment options. Show More Summary

How the Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard Injuries Shake Up the West

There's no doubt that losing key players to injury is taxing for a team at any point in the year, never mind in the pivotal second half of the season. The Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers both hope to be able to overcomeShow More Summary

Dwight Howard Injury Update: Rockets Star Expects to Miss 6-8 Weeks

The Houston Rockets at least now have a somewhat more definitive timetable for Dwight Howard's return following a bone marrow aspirate injection in his right knee. According to Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston, "Dwight Howard says he expects to be out 6-8 weeks. Show More Summary

Finding the Right Mix at Power Forward Critical for Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets have an important stretch of the season underway. They will be without former three-time Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard for the next four weeks or so due to a knee injury, yet the NBA schedule continues. Show More Summary

Beck/Bucher: Which Injury Hurts More, Dwight Howard or Rajon Rondo?

The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets have developed a rivalry over the past year and currently are two teams dealing with the same problem: an injured star. The Rockets' Dwight Howard is out at least a month with a knee injury, and...Show More Summary

Rockets Still Thriving Without Dwight Howard and Other Wednesday NBA Takeaways

Apparently the memo that was supposed to inform the Houston Rockets of their inevitable regression without Dwight Howard got lost somewhere on its way to Toyota Center. Following a 101-90 victory against the Chicago Bulls Wednesday night,...Show More Summary

Rockets' Howard has bone marrow injection in knee

Rockets star Dwight Howard is out indefinitely after receiving an injection in his right knee.

Houston Rockets' Playoff Hopes Hinge on Dwight Howard's Injured Knee

The Houston Rockets are built to win their first playoff series since 2009 but only if Dwight Howard’s knee can hold up. And with him sitting a prolonged period for the second time this season, that’s a growing concern. However, according...Show More Summary

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