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Houston Rockets Social Media Buzz – Finals, Free Agency and National Friendship Day trending

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Apr 27, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts after being fouled by Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) during the third quarter in game five of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 27, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts after being fouled by Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) during the third quarter in game five of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
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Space City Scoop delivers the Daily Rocket Science every day with stories about the team and players. With the draft and free agency nearing it’s creating major activity on social media. In an effort to keep Houston Rockets fans in the loop SCS will pull the best tweets daily.

With no further adieu here are the best tweets for June 8, 2016:

Rockets Related:

Adrian Wojnarowski announced Daryl Morey will make an appearance today on his The Vertical podcast:

New podcast won't be taped until Wednesday morning and published later in day. Rockets GM @dmorey on tap. Subscribe: https://t.co/xl84P0pkHJ

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 8, 2016

Of note: SCS will follow up on this podcast to learn what news Morey offers.

In news off the court Yao Ming is active with his philanthropic efforts:

We’re getting ready for #WorldOceansDay. Check back tomorrow for an announcement from #WildAid (Photo: Laura Wais) pic.twitter.com/LHyvBphRSb

— WildAid (@WildAid) June 7, 2016

Mike K serves up a couple of awesome tweets. The first regarding the potential for free agent Jeremy Lin to arrive back in H-Town:

(last one) (I can't help it. Gifs are addicting) Me when #Rockets Twitter reacts to them bringing back Jeremy Lin: pic.twitter.com/VdIwrFdwb5

— Mike K (@Zepp1978) June 8, 2016

And the second in reference to Kevin Love under performing or some would say never truly fitting in to the Cavaliers’ (read: with LeBron) way of doing things. This tweet reminded us of the numerous calls to bring Love to H-Town:

Remember when every #Rockets fan wanted Kevin Love except for @DC_612? Good times.

— Mike K (@Zepp1978) June 8, 2016

Clutch the Bear takes us on a virtual tour of highlights:

Take a look back at all the memorable 2015-16 moments from our lovable mascot @clutchthebear!https://t.co/bk5ez39ZSS

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) June 7, 2016

Rockets twitter account reminds us of James Harden upcoming youth basketball camps:

.@JHarden13's youth basketball camp is just a couple weeks away!

National Friendship Day:

The Rockets players were active on social media as were fans using the opportunity to highlight specific friendships and Dwight Howard getting in on the party in a couple of tweets:

#NationalBestFriendsDay pic.twitter.com/uihBu2Eef4

— Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) June 8, 2016

Happy Birthday to a great First Lady & Friend @bushhoustonlit #HavingFunAt91 pic.twitter.com/B7yKPQdSQs

— Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) June 8, 2016

Ben DuBrose took the opportunity to offer a subtle hint regarding best friends:

#NationalBestFriendsDay pic.twitter.com/ZQ4CZIpZFU

— People's Intellect (@RocketIntellect) June 8, 2016

Even Clutch the Bear offered up a funny snap of his BFF:

Today is National Best Friends Day. Here are two classy best friends. OK, somewhat classy, but definitely best… https://t.co/Ibao1SoTbQ

— Clutch the Bear (@clutchthebear) June 8, 2016

NBA Finals:

In NBA news obviously the main focus has been on Game 3 of the finals with tweets and news ranging from how much blame LeBron James should be bearing to how giddy the Golden State Warriors are:

On @TheVertical: LeBron James is taking heat for #cavs 0-2 hole but should mostly be blamed for major miscalculation https://t.co/Gk3nQcCG23

— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) June 8, 2016

Recalling how the Association gave the Atlanta Hawks starting line-up the monthly player award last season and again did it this season with DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry of the Raptors, does Draymond Green’s tweet create the pause for consideration to give the entire Warriors squad the MVP award should they sweep the Cavaliers?

Draymond Green after blowout Game 2 win: ‘Our team is the MVP.’ @ShamsCharania on @TheVertical. https://t.co/Rd2QSh7PTC

— The Vertical (@TheVertical) June 6, 2016

As Cavs get pounded, fight is reduced to this: Trying not to become the NBA's Buffalo Bills. Column on @TheVertical. https://t.co/kHFqjxSw4F

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 6, 2016

How the Golden State Warriors made themselves The Happiest Team In Sports: #warriors #NBAFinals https://t.co/P2JTFMf6nc

— Les Carpenter (@Lescarpenter) June 8, 2016

NBA Misc:

Sad news hit the Association when hours after an interview for an Associate Coach position with the New York Knicks, former player Sean Rooks died.  46 year old Rooks had been a Player Development coach with the Sixers this past season. As per Yahoo he was dining following the interview and suddenly collapsed:

New podcast won't be taped until Wednesday morning and published later in day. Rockets GM @dmorey on tap. Subscribe: https://t.co/xl84P0pkHJ

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 8, 2016

With the impending draft just under 15 days away mock drafts will be hitting the web as the date draws closer. In the interim the debate over who will take the top spot rages on with Brandon Ingram and Ben Simmons locked in a virtual tie.  Off the court Simmons announced he’ll sign with Nike:

UNINTERRUPTED Exclusive: @BenSimmons25 announces he will be part of the @Nike family.https://t.co/l5B7Xq3uvB

— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) June 7, 2016

Make sure you check out the current Space City Scoop series including the rest of our year end player analysis, draft prospects worthy of Rockets picking or trading for, our best of reader/fan posts  and our end of season Rockets Round Table:

Next: Complete list of 2016 -2017 Free Agents

Next: Rockets Fans Speak - the Series

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