Rockets Tilman Fertitta on return: “Toyota Center had lost its soul”

Houston Rockets Tilman Fertitta (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Tilman Fertitta (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

As the Houston Rockets have re-opened the Toyota Center, Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta joins all Rockets fans in being excited about the team getting closer to a resumption of the season.

The Houston Rockets have been out of commission longer than most, as they haven’t played a game since March 10th, which is when they snapped their four-game losing streak by defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves.

To say that Rockets fans have been starved and destitute of NBA action would be an understatement, as the only basketball action of late has been The Last Dance, which ignored the fear that Michael Jordan had for Hakeem Olajuwon and the Rockets.

The NBA has been seeking to get the league started back up again, and the Rockets have opened their facility back up for players to work out again, which is a positive sign.

Rockets’ Tilman Fertitta is excited about the team facility opening back up for workouts.

Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta shared his excitement about having the Toyota Center available for players to resume workouts on KPRC’s Sports Sunday, .

“I heard it was really nice and wonderful to see everybody around there and feel that life. The Toyota Center had definitely lost its soul in the last couple of months, so it felt good again.

The players want to play, the NBA wants us to play, the owners want to play, and the fans want us to play, which is most important.”

The latter sentence of Fertitta’s comments is certainly correct, as the NBA’s fans have been desperate for the league to crown a champion, in spite of all of the talk of a potential asterisk.

The Toyota Center was viewed as a potential site for the NBA’s return, although we’ve heard that the league has keyed in on Orlando as its destination. As Fertitta states here, everyone does want the league to resume.

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But Fertitta is right in stating that the Toyota Center had lost it’s life, as it’s been rather inactive during this pandemic.