Sportsball Drama

The Rockets/Warriors Rivalry Has a New Battleground: Yelp

Rockets fans are turning to the International Smoke Yelp page to unleash their frustration with the NBA playoffs.

06/20/2018 By Cory Garcia

Ice House

Perfect Party April 2018: Golden-Rule Edition

If David Lee Roth is playing at the HGO gala, then he's a Perfect Party guest of honor.

03/28/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Theater

A Basketball Musical? Why Not, Says Catastrophic Theatre

Rockets GM Daryl Morey loves theater; Catastrophic Theatre artistic director Jason Nodler loves basketball. Is it just us, or was a collaboration inevitable?

03/28/2018 By Chris Gray

Ice House

March's Perfect Party: So-Many-Questions Edition

Does the world really need a movie about Hurricane Harvey?

02/28/2018 By Catherine Matusow

H-Town Diary

A Houston Sports Fan Learns to Love Again

After the World Series, Houston sports fans have multiple real, honest-to-goodness reasons to hope.

12/29/2017 By Jeff Balke

Hoops Hype

The Rockets Are One of the NBA’s Best Teams, and the Media Has Noticed

James Harden and Chris Paul are a mighty combo.

12/18/2017 By Jeff Balke

Sports

Billion Dollar Buyer Tilman Fertitta Buys the Houston Rockets

The Landry's CEO paid a record amount for the NBA team.

09/05/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

London Speed It Up, Houston Rocket

What Would Happen If Beyoncé Bought the Rockets?

All concession stands will serve only lemonade, and other potential changes.

08/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Sports

Bye-Bye Beverley: The Rockets Trade Three Players for Gold-Medalist Chris Paul

Daryl Morey continues his relentless pursuit of a championship with another major shakeup.

06/29/2017 By Nath Pizzolatto

Sports

After the Trade Deadline, the Houston Rockets Prepare for the Stretch Run

Will Lou Williams put the team over the top, or will they fall just short of a title?

03/06/2017 By Nath Pizzolatto

Let's Get Some Shoes

The New James Harden Colorway Is the MVP of our Hearts

Harden continues to challenge traditional notions of men's style.

02/16/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Clutch City

The Rockets Are Following Their Championship Script

Only the Spurs and Warriors are standing in the way.

01/24/2017 By Adam Doster

Up, Up And Away

Can the Rockets Go All the Way This Year?

After this week's Wizards game, even the most fair-weather fans should feel energized by Houston basketball in 2017.

01/05/2017 By Shondrika Cook

Clutch City

The Rockets Look Like Real Contenders

James Harden is rolling. His Rockets might be legit.

12/07/2016 By Adam Doster

Ice House

Coach Mike Davis Is Playing It Forward at TSU

What is the man who replaced Bobby Knight doing in Houston? Winning.

11/21/2016 By Adam Doster

Hoops

The Best College Basketball in Houston

It might be a football town, but college basketball is alive and well in Houston.

11/15/2016 By Adam Doster

Hidden Houston

A Houston Sports Fan’s Lament

To be a Bayou City supporter is to be perpetually disappointed—and perpetually hopeful.

10/26/2016 By Jeff Balke

Kicks

The James Harden Signature Shoe Has Arrived

Is anyone surprised the $200 million man has pushed the sneaker envelope both stylistically and technologically?

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Hoops

Can the Rockets Shoot Themselves to a Title?

With a new coach and system, the Rockets want to turn the page on an ugly 2016.

10/19/2016 By Adam Doster

Food Fight

The Great Houstonia BBQ vs. Tex-Mex Bracket: Final Four

Pappasito's or Ninfa's? The Brisket House or Killen's?

02/19/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt