Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta is excited about the NBA’s return to the court for a myriad of reasons.
The Houston Rockets haven’t played a game since March 10th, which is when they ended their four-game losing streak and defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves. In the days that followed the Rockets’ victory, the novel coronavirus made it’s way to the NBA, as league commissioner Adam Silver was forced to shut the league down for an unbeknownst amount of time.
There had been reports of pessimism mixed in with optimism, which provided proof that no one really knew what was going to happen. There were those in the Rockets family like Jeff Van Gundy and Clyde Drexler who worried that a return wasn’t the best idea. But the players held no qualms about the fact that they wanted to play again, as former Rockets guard Patrick Beverley called out the league office for not being fully transparent.
We’ve all been given a sigh of relief now, as it’s been officially announced that the league will be resuming on July 31st, which can ‘t get here quick enough. The Rockets will have eight more games left before the start of the playoffs, and they’ve got a pretty difficult slate of opponents in their way.
But that doesn’t hinder the joy that the Rockets and the Rockets fanbase have in seeing a return to the hardwood, including the Rockets’ owner.
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