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@  Mario Peña : (10 October 2015 - 01:12 PM) If your part if the Red94 Fantasy Basketball League check the thread to vote for the date and time for the draft event. Thanks y'all!
@  jorgeaam : (07 October 2015 - 08:47 PM) Guys we need 1 more owner for the Red94 fantasy league, if interested please comment on the post in the fantasy basketball thread
@  slick shoes : (07 October 2015 - 06:50 PM) Kobe ranked one spot higher than Ariza? Is this based on legacy or...??
@  slick shoes : (07 October 2015 - 04:13 PM) It was hard to keep up with both the Astros and Rockets at the same time. Should be interesting on Thursday with the Texans and Astros on simultaneously.
@  Mario Peña : (07 October 2015 - 04:09 PM) It was fun to have the Rockets on last night! Right now I'm watching the Celtics versus Milan and Alessandro Gentile is impressive.
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 07:47 PM) Well, thinking twice about it, I'd rather have him score less and have the team as a whole do better. Lawson should take a lot of his load off
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 07:47 PM) Loving that, hope he hits 30 PPG this year
@  thejohnnygold : (06 October 2015 - 06:15 PM) Someone is feeling confident :) : LINK
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 05:54 PM) 10 Teams done, will need 2 more
@  Mario Peña : (06 October 2015 - 02:35 PM) Alright guys, if anyone is interested in joining the Red94 fantasy basketball league we could use one more player to get us to 10 teams (or three to get us to 12 teams). Just check the thread in the Fantasy Basketball forum. Thanks!
@  thejohnnygold : (05 October 2015 - 06:23 PM) I use leaguepass here in Austin with no problems...
@  skip 2 my lou : (05 October 2015 - 03:14 PM) Hey fellas, I'm a rocket fan but I live in the heart of Dallas. Does anybody know if I buy NBA Leaguepass if it's too close to be subject to blackouts?
@  Losthief : (02 October 2015 - 02:24 AM) tks jg
@  thejohnnygold : (29 September 2015 - 05:16 AM) FYI, it was media day today. Interviews are up at NBA.com
@  slick shoes : (23 September 2015 - 06:37 PM) kind of late in the day but NBATV is broadcasting classis Rockets games all day today.
@  SadLakerFan : (16 September 2015 - 04:37 AM) Man, as a Laker fan, I'm learning how little you care about the off season when your team sucks. Anyway, a quick moment to remember Moses. Still remember watching the 81 team as a kid - losing record, NBA Finals. I would have cried w/joy if they could have beaten the Celtics.
@  jorgeaam : (15 September 2015 - 08:30 PM) http://bleacherrepor...ist-after-crash
@  jorgeaam : (15 September 2015 - 08:30 PM) So to celebrate his new contract, Montrezl Harrell saved someone's life on monday
@  thejohnnygold : (14 September 2015 - 04:36 PM) A good article from Blinebury talking about when Hakeem and Moses used to play in the park. LINK
@  rockets best... : (14 September 2015 - 02:29 AM) I agree totally. I got to watch his Rocket days and the man was a hell of a player. BIG MO R.I.P.


DwightLife - Chapter One: The Heart

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#1 Red94


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    Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:32 PM

    New post: DwightLife - Chapter One: The Heart
    By: John Eby

    Dwight Howard's arrival in Houston signals the arrival of one of the most dominant players in basketball, along with one of the most polarizing personalities in sports. Here at Red94, we are embracing the drama of Superman's first season as a Rocket with a weekly column: "DwightLife."

    "What everybody says is that they don't really know what's going on in my heart." - Dwight Howard, draft day 2004.

    Nine years later, Dwight Howard has answered so many of the questions that dogged him on draft night. Was he ready for the NBA coming out of high school? Yes. Was he worthy of the top pick? Yes. Could he revitalize the Magic organization? Yes. Was he the right pick over Emeka Okafor? A million times, yes.

    As he reaches for the opening tip against Charlotte this week, wearing the uniform of his third NBA team, that thought will echo.

    "They don't really know what's going on in my heart."

    In Orlando, he signed a contract extension and then requested a trade. In Los Angeles, he was "happy to be here," until he wasn't.  And so the story of Dwight Howard has become that he is always pining for greener grass, brighter lights, a smoother road. In his heart--the story goes--Dwight Howard is always looking for a reason to quit.

    But to find out where Dwight's heart is this year, I suggest looking into another storyline: The Emasculation of Superman.

    He is one of the most physically gifted athletes in the history of the game. He carried a team on which the second-best player was Hedo Turkoglu past Lebron James to the NBA Finals. In his worst statistical season since his second year in the league, he still led the league in rebounding. Yet he is being compared to Roy Hibbert after one playoff series in which the behemoth had the opportunity to push around Chris Bosh for seven games. He lost the Defensive Player of the Year award to an earthbound European who averaged less than eight rebounds per game.

    If you want to know what is in Dwight Howard's heart, I suggest you look at last Friday's matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies.

    In 15 minutes, Howard did what Howard does. He yanked 10 rebounds. He scored just six points. He still posted a plus-minus of +17 on Marc Gasol's court, and he sent a message in other ways.

    I don't know if Dwight Howard has "the heart of a champion," but the man won't take any more disrespect. Maybe that's enough.

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      Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:42 PM

      This is Harden's team, but it will be Dwight who carries us to the win.

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        glad you're on board, but I been on this boat since it left

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      Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:59 PM

      it doesn't matter whether you consider it Howard's team or Harden's team. there is no alpha dog fight here. both will be needed to give their best if we are to realize our potential. I looked at the D-12/Gasol exchange and D-12 showed the first signs of leadership IMO. sometimes it's not easy to become a leader until you show the troops you are in the foxhole with them. this little skirmish may be that moment when D-12 really became a leader on this team.

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      you can only warn a man that the bridge is out.....if he keeps driving he's on his own B)

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