Author Archives: Forrest Walker

The problem with Parsons

Daryl Morey runs the Houston Rockets like a fantasy league. That’s one of the rallying cries of Morey’s detractors, along with other bon mots like, “he treats players like assets” and “Houston has a crisis of leadership. The problem isn’t that the detractors are wrong. The problem is that they’re probably onto something, and it [...]

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Embracing the void

This hasn’t been the best week for the Houston Rockets. Starting with the moment Chandler Parsons signed an offer sheet in a nightclub to the moment the Rockets declined to match that offer, everything that could go wrong seemingly went wrong. What at first looked like risky but positive moves have now culminated in what [...]

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LeBron’s heading to Cleveland, is a Bosh move next?

The big news has finally hit, and the adage was right: where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and LeBron is back in Cleveland. A mere week ago this seemed like idle speculation and whimsy. Today, however, the news broke via an article by Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins. Not only is this huge news for the league [...]

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On being the bad guys

There’s a shadow at the edges of Houston’s awareness, close enough to make you glance in that direction, but fleeting enough that you can choose to ignore it. It’s a real concern that’s been largely ignored so far, but it’s about to hit another level in the coming weeks. The Rockets and their followers may [...]

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The Agony of Victory

2014 is not 2013. Seems obvious, doesn’t it? All you have to do is look at someone’s phone, or a computer, or a television and there it is: 2014. But for a few days this June, it seemed like last year. The San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat had met up for an NBA [...]

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