"But at the end of the day, every star, every person that been iconic, has gone through a time in their lives where it was just bad. Everybody. It just made them better." - Dwight Howard

Let your tough times fuel your successes.

"Patience is a virtue. Keep doing what you want to do and eventually things will happen." - Arian Foster

Namaste.

July 11, 1985 - Nolan Ryan became the first MLB pitcher to earn 4,000 strikeouts

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The Houston Astros capped the evening by winning a 12-inning war, 4-3, against the New York Mets to end New York’s 9 game win-streak. Nolan Ryan reached the magical 4,000 mark when former Astro Danny Heep swung and missed at a curveball in the dirt on an 0-and-2 count to lead off the sixth. The Astrodome crowd of 20,921 came to its feet after the first two strikes and cheered wildly when Ryan struck out Heep to write a memorable page of baseball history. Ironically, Ryan accomplished the feat against the same team that signed him as an eighth-round draft choice in 1965.

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May 11, 2000 - Elton Brand and Steve Francis share NBA Rookie of the Year

It was only the third time a pair of rookies shared this award. Jason Kidd and Grant Hill were co-winners in 1994-95, and Dave cowens and Geoff petrie shared in 1970-71.

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Mar. 13, 1999 - Sir Charles is the fourth NBA player to record 20,000 PTS, 10,000 REB, and 4,000 AST

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Listed at 6-6, but probably actually closer to 6-4, Charles Barkley played power forward as well as anyone, often dominating players half a foot taller. The undersized power forward averaged 10+ rebounds per game in 15 of 16 seasons. In a 100-89 Houston win over Cleveland, Barkley’s first assist of the game put him in elite company with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, and Karl Malone as the fourth player in NBA history to record 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists.

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"I had two things I could do. I could run over you, and I could put a good stiff arm on you. That was about it." - Earl Campbell

"I had two things I could do. I could run over you, and I could put a good stiff arm on you. That was about it." - Earl Campbell

Yahoo! Arian Foster: 6 Things I’ll Try to Teach My Daughter

Arian Foster: 6 Things I’ll Try to Teach My Daughter

If you weren’t already a major fan of Arian Foster, of the Houston Texans, you just became one.

Mar. 18, 2008 - The Boston Celtics ended the Houston Rockets’ 22-game winning streak with 94-74 win

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Before the Rockets 94-74 loss to the Celtics (Kevin Garnett scored 22 points and Paul Pierce added 20), Houston had a team-high 22-game win streak. Houston’s streak was also the second-longest in NBA history; longest was the Los Angeles Lakers 33-game win streak that went from November 5th, 1971 to January 7th, 1972.

After Boston beat the Rockets, Tracy McGrady said this about the Celtics: “It’s a hell of a team over there. They outplayed us. I’ve never seen a defense like that. I mean, if they play defense like that, night in and night out, the NBA is in trouble because that was defense at its finest.”


Tonight the Miami Heat will go to Boston looking to extend their wnning streak to 23 games, and take sole possession of the 2nd longest streak in league history.

Do you think the Celtics will end Miami’s 22 game win streak like they did the Rockets? Can lightning strike twice? Will history repeat itself? Or will Miami beat the Celtics and extend their win streak to 23 games?

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Not even the NBATV graphics guy or Chris Webber’s pregame breakdown could help the Lakers avoid 125-112 loss tonight against the Rockets.

via usatoday. photo credits: @MarvB_ on Twitter, @nsidhom24

Not even the NBATV graphics guy or Chris Webber’s pregame breakdown could help the Lakers avoid 125-112 loss tonight against the Rockets.

via usatoday. photo credits: @MarvB_ on Twitter, @nsidhom24

Houston Rockets radio voice Craig Ackerman with the classic call at the end of the Rockets’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers on 12/4/2012. In response to Kobe Bryant saying recently in regard to Pau Gasol needing to “put your big boy pants on”, Ackerman recaps the Rockets’ comeback 107-105 win exclaiming “The Lakers have just pooped their big boy pants!”

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