1. FS1’s Colin Cowherd predicts Rockets miss the playoffs
I mean….where do we even start here? Yes, FS1’s Colin Cowherd had a preseason projection that the Houston Rockets wouldn’t make the playoffs.
2019-20 Western Conference playoff picture, according to @ColinCowherd…
Agree or disagree? pic.twitter.com/gOEEPd2rwT
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 17, 2019
We previously wrote about this but this was so incredibly asinine that we had to do a double take. Based on how erroneous this take was, it’s safe to assume Colin Cowherd was just trolling.
The Rockets haven’t missed the playoffs since the 2011-12 season, which is before they acquired James Harden. Cowherd has been known to bash Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook over the years, so this take was probably a continuation of that.
Obviously the Rockets had just acquired Russ at the time of this prediction, so this take was likely Cowherd’s way of saying he didn’t think the Westbrook experiment was going to work for the Rockets. Cowherd couldn’t have been any more incorrect, as the Rockets currently sit in the fifth spot in the Western Conference, in spite of being without Eric Gordon for 27 games and former center Clint Capela for 11 games, prior to him being traded to the Atlanta Hawks..
Without getting into how inaccurate his other list of playoff teams was, let’s just hone in on the fact that he really believed the Houston Rockets would miss the playoffs in spite of having two MVPs on the roster. Cowherd has also long had a feud with James Harden, so this was another opportunity for him to get a jab in at Harden as well.
But this is foolish considering how Harden had just come off an MVP season in which he had the second-longest scoring streak in NBA history. Even though the Rockets have dropped eight games to non-playoff teams, they’ve been a top-five team in the West this season.
Congratulations Colin Cowherd, you take the cake as it pertains to foolish preseason takes regarding the Houston Rockets.