Browsing Tag

Houston Rockets

4 posts

Chinese Man Declares Love For Team Rocket, Forced to Apologize After

A man in China who declared his love for Pokémon’s Team Rocket in a recent social media post was forced to apologize by his employer for posting content that “adversely affects society.”

The man, who works at Guangzhou Central Sports Co., Ltd., a company that organizes sporting events, said that he has always loved the antagonist trio, whose unrelenting schemes have taught him to be resilient.

China’s Basketball Association Cuts Ties With Houston Rockets Over a Tweet, Risking Millions of Dollars

Houston Rockets

The general manager of the Houston Rockets found himself embroiled in controversy after tweeting in support of the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

Daryl Morey published the tweet on Friday, writing “Stand with Hong Kong” along with an image, but quickly took down the post following an immediate backlash. The message not only put Morey in hot water but also the NBA as a whole.

Houston Rockets GM Says He Did Not Draft Jeremy Lin in 2010 Because He was Asian

Ahead of Jeremy Lin’s days of “Linsanity” that led a winning turnaround for the New York Knicks in 2012, the Houston Rockets and their general manager, Daryl Morey, already had a good idea of what the Asian American player was capable of.

In fact, the team — which took Lin from 2012 to 2014 — already knew of his skills even before he had entered the 2010 NBA draft, where he was not selected.