There are alot of false narratives about the Houston Rockets organization, many of which negate themselves by conveniently disregarding facts!
This off-season, several of the Houston Rockets players have shown how life is much bigger than basketball. First there was Russell Westbrook who opened up a tech program for at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Clint Capela also invested in the youth in his own way, as he assisted numerous families on a back to school donation, not to mention paying his Switzerland teammates out of his own pocket. Then there was James Harden, who donated $10,000 to a struggling family in addition to investing $240,000 to rebuild Houston basketball courts which were ravished by Hurricane Harvey. Speaking of hurricanes, Eric Gordon opened a fundraiser and donated 50,000 to the Bahamas following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian.
After seeing such examples of Rockets players in the news for generous deeds, I couldn’t help but think about how the Rockets have been wrongly perceived as an organization, as they’ve got a terrible reputation around the league. But there are four flawed narratives about the team that play into this reputation, which I’ll get into. Let’s get started!