Playing Basketball

NCAA Announces Men's Final Four Will Return To Houston

Houston's higher education institutions, Rice, University of Houston, Texas Southern, and Houston Baptist will come together to host the basketball tournament.

12/08/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Sports Legacy

Houston Rockets to Debut New Uniform In Celebration of 75th Anniversary

Bayou City’s championship team will sport jerseys paying homage to its achievements.

11/11/2021 By Craig Hayes

Go Rockets

Support The Houston Rockets With Exclusive Etsy Merch

From croc charms to dominoes sets, these unique finds are perfect for the Rockets fans.

10/28/2021 By Danielle Wright Edited by Shelby Stewart

Very Houston News 

Simone Biles ... We're Not Worthy

In this week’s installment, we talk about our hometown hero, basketball, and, because sure, Darth Vader. 

05/28/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Party Time

Where to Eat up and Drink in the Coogs' Final Four Run

Here's who is throwing a watch party for Saturday's semifinal.

04/01/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Phi Slama Jama

Ladies, We've Found Your Final Four Watch Party Outfit

Rep the Coogs from head to toe.

04/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Madness!

Feels Like '84: What Awaits UH in the Final Four

After defeating Oregon State, the Coogs find themselves two wins from ultimate glory.

03/30/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Get Mad

Is This the Year? U of H, Texas Southern, and the NCAA Tournament

The Coogs are the No. 2 seed in the Midwest region, well positioned to do some work.

03/17/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

baller

The Heart of the Comets: The Story of Kim Perrot

Houston’s WNBA team had the talent to achieve greatness. One player gave them the will to make it happen.

01/11/2021 By Jarrett Van Meter

Nothing But (Peach) Net

Don't Pass Up HMNS's The First Game: The Birth of Basketball

The new, temporary exhibit includes basketball creator James Naismith's original handwritten rules for the game.

08/28/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Bubble Burst

Rockets' Russell Westbrook Tests Positive For COVID-19

The star guard won't join the team at Disney World until he's cleared.

07/13/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

🚀

Rockets Rebound From Opening Game Loss With Win Over Pelicans

Guard Russell Westbrook passed Magic Johnson on the NBA's list of most triple-doubles all time with 139.

10/28/2019 By Marco Torres

Perfect Party

September's Perfect Party: Who-Wants-Pickle-Cupcakes Edition

Have you heard? We're getting a pickle festival this month. And the third Democratic primary debate.

08/26/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Slam Dunk

Clint Capela Launches His Foundation With Help From Celebrity Teammates

The CC15 Foundation's first major event raised $215,000 for low-income, single-parent families.

04/02/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Bayougraphy

Clint Capela Wants to Help Kids in Foster Care, Because He's Been There, Too

“Kids in foster care remind me of where I came from and what I’ve been through, without parents,” the Houston Rockets starting center says, “and I want to have more involvement in their lives.”

03/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

🚀🏀

Houston, Say Hello to Melo

The Rockets have a new recruit: 34-year-old forward Carmelo Anthony.

09/21/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

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