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Tilman Fertitta, the Two-Billion-Dollar Buyer

Nov 22, 2017 By Michael Hardy

It was $2.2 billion, actually. That’s how much billionaire restaurateur Tilman Fertitta offered to buy his beloved Houston Rockets. This is the inside story of how he pulled off the most expensive deal in American sports history.

Star Rocket in Flight

Mar 22, 2017 By Chris O'Connell

With slick television ads promoting his signature Adidas, hip-hop songs dropping his name, a possible MVP award, and the most famous beard since ZZ Top, James Harden has arrived. In fact, he may just be the biggest name in Texas.

Is It the Rockets’ Time?

May 19, 2015 By Dan Solomon

The last Texas team standing has their work cut out for them in a series against the white-hot Golden State Warriors. But it just may be time for a relaunch of Clutch City. 

The Anxieties of Royce White

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

AWOL Houston Rockets rookie Royce White, who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, is at odds with the team over how to best manage his illness.

Still ZZ After All These Years

Jan 21, 2013 By Joe Nick Patoski

So what if they’re not cranking out hits and selling out concerts the way they used to? After nearly three decades, no one makes better blues rock than ZZ Top.

Yao Ming Dabbles in Viticulture

Nov 30, 2011 By Sonia Smith

Fresh into his retirement from the Houston Rockets, Yao Ming has taken up viticulture and is hoping his cachet in China will help him sell wine in his home country.

Hakeem Olajuwon

Aug 31, 2008 By Evan Smith

“When I was playing in college and the pros, most of the articles called me a ‘future Hall of Famer.’ So you get that idea in your head. You feel secure and confident that you’ll be elected to the Hall of Fame, but it’s different when it actually happens.”