Rockets’ Robert Covington makes a difference off the court yet again

Houston Rockets Robert Covington (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Robert Covington (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Houston Rockets forward Robert Covington has found another way to make a difference off the basketball court yet again.

Houston Rockets forward Robert Covington has become one of the best 3-and-D forwards in the league, which explains why the Rockets spent so much time trying to pursue him before successfully pulling off a deal for his services last season. Covington’s versatility allowed the Rockets to employ the small ball strategy, as he thrived while being in the free safety type of role on the defensive end, which gave him the range to roam on the floor.

Covington became the Rockets’ rim protector, averaging 2.2 blocks per game as a member of the team. RoCo also averaged 11.6 points and eight rebounds per game, which represented a career high for Covington.

Covington played even better in the postseason, as he made 50 percent of his threes, while also posting 2.5 steals and 1.1 blocks per game, which were all team-highs in the postseason. Covington’s name has been floated around the league in trade rumors this offseason, which has more to do with the value he holds around the league than the Rockets’ desire to actually deal him.

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Houston Rockets forward Robert Covington funds new facility at Tennessee State University

But for as much as he’s been stellar on the court, he’s also been just as pivotal off the court and in the community.  Covington recently announced that he’s funding a new practice facility for the men’s and women’s basketball programs at Tennessee State University. Covington stated:

“Without further ado, I’m going to break the news that the Tennessee State men’s and women’s basketball teams will have a brand new practice facility called the Covington Pavilion outside and it’s going to be beneficial to the entire university.”

Covington previously assisted business owners in Nashville following the protests that ensued in light of the tragic George Floyd incident, which sparked national outrage.

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Covington’s acts of generosity and involvement in the community should certainly not be taken lightly, and should make Houston Rockets fans proud.