Houston Rockets: Comcast SportsNet airing “Legacy of Bigs”

By LJ Wilson

Feb 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets former players Yao Ming (left) and Hakeem Olajuwon react as they are introduced to the crowd in the second quarter of the 2013 NBA all star game at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Another collective groan from fans of the Houston Rockets swept the city, when Comcast SportsNet Houston (CSN) announced a new half-hour special “Legacy of Bigs” is scheduled to debut Thursday, August 8, at 6:30pm.

An excerpt from CSN Houston’s press release describes the special:

“Bill Worrell will host a roundtable discussion on Houston’s History of sizeable impact players. Houston Rockets Legends Yao Ming, Clyde Drexler, Hakeem Olajuwon, Ralph Sampson and Calvin Murphy join Rockets Owner, Leslie Alexander and Dwight Howard to discuss the past, present, and future.”

This comes as another punch to the gut for die-hard Rockets fans in the city who have been missing out since CSN Houston was awarded the sole right to broadcast Rockets games, thus leaving out major cable providers like DirectTV, AT&T U-Verse, and Time Warner Cable.

But if you are one of the lucky few to have access to the network, you’re in for a treat; as this is the first time Rockets greats Yao Ming, Clyde Drexler, Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson have come together to discuss the impact of Houston Rockets legends on the NBA.

I’m interested to see how Dwight Howard ingratiates himself with past Rockets legends, seeing he was unable to bridge that gap in Los Angeles. Yes, there is a huge culture difference between the two organizations, so its just something worthy to keep an eye on. I guess it’s a good thing I have Comcast.