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J.J. Watt Ties Up Hakeem

Move over Olajuwon: J.J. Watt ties The Dream, trails only Earl Campbell in a Houston sports record

By Chris Baldwin

CLEVELAND —  Hakeem Olajuwon won two NBA titles, played 18 largely brilliant seasons in the NBA, went to three Final Fours in college and . . .  still, he only got two of these ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Dwight Howard, Hakeem Olajuwon & Patrick Beverley party with doctors at an Aspen mansion

By Shelby Hodge

Gotta love those towering NBA stars who signed on with Memorial Hermann for a jaunt to Aspen aimed at spotlighting the hospital's orthopedic and sports medicine programs. Houston Rockets D ...


Kevin Sumlin's Helicopter

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin swoops into Houston billionaire's sports celeb party in a helicopter

By Shelby Hodge

Little if anything related to charitable fundraising at the Tilman Ferttita home is without TV-worthy drama and party excellence. Consider the most recent "Gathering of Champions&quo ...


J.J. Watt's Wild NBA Night

Who needs Spike Lee? J.J. Watt squeezes into a way too-tight souvenir T-shirt, hangs with Hakeem

By Chris Baldwin

The Los Angeles Lakers have Jack Nicholson — or at least, they do when they're not missing Kobe Bryant and channeling the Washington Generals. The New York Knicks have Spike Lee. The ...


Double Vision

Dwight Howard's real tall challenge: Is he willing to share the big burden?

By MoiseKapenda Bower

The grand experiment had finally taken center stage with Omer Asik and Dwight Howard simultaneously sharing court space and the Houston Rockets taking their first step toward determining the v ...


Passing Free

Kevin McHale's genius: Despite Jeremy Lin drama, Rockets turning into NBA's most unselfish team

By MoiseKapenda Bower

Perhaps dazed by the lingering afterglow of the Dwight Howard honeymoon, Houston Rockets fans likely overlooked the construct of the team's starting lineup for its most recent preseason game. ...


Dwight Howard's Wild Intro

Dwight Howard name drops Justin Timberlake, talks of making music video in wild Houston intro

By Chris Baldwin

Dwight Howard calls his new teammate Chandler Parsons, "Timberlake" — as in Justin Timberlake — which Parsons admits would bug him coming from anyone other than the best ...


Cougar Hall of Famer

Jim Nantz almost loses it as long overdue UH legend finally makes Basketball Hall of Fame

By Chris Baldwin

Most sports hall of fame announcements are formal, largely muted affairs. If you're looking for emotion, you have to turn to the inductees. The men doing the announcing tend to play it straight ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Houston's biggest NBA legend teams up with superstar heart surgeon for an unexpected mission

By Shelby Hodge

What a clever meeting of two giants from two vastly different worlds — NBA great Hakeem Olajuwon and world-renowned heart surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley teaming up for a Texas Heart Institute ...


Used to be a Hakeem favorite

Mandola's Liquor Store closing after 38 years in business as original Ragin Cajun expands

By Caroline Gallay

It's a sad day for Houston's Afton Oaks residents. After almost 40 years in operation, Mandola's Liquor Store is closing Saturday. But there is a sweetness to the bitter news &mdash ...


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