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Rockets coach D'Antoni ends contract extension talks

May 31, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Houston team owner Tilman Fertitta has called the Rockets' playoff defeat to the Warriors 'unacceptable'

NO GO. Weeks after failing to steer James Harden and the Rockets to the conference finals, Mike D'Antoni turns down Houston’s incentive-based offer. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Floundering Houston Rockets 'lost swagger'

Nov 01, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Although baffled by the Rockets' woeful 1-5 start, Houston coach Mike D'Antoni expects the team to figure it out

LOST. James Harden’s injury isn’t the only thing that’s hurting the Houston Rockets. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets coach wants 'mentally sharper' team for Game 2

May 16, 2018 - 9:47 AM

Houston's Mike D'Antoni says his team's lapses combined with Kevin Durant's 37 points for Golden State did them in

UPHILL BATTLE. Another loss would leave Houston with a mountain to climb, says Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni.  Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors get their payback from Houston's 'mental' mistakes

May 15, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni puts emphasis on becoming mentally sharper to beat the championship-experienced Warriors

COMMUNICATE BETTER. A relatively quiet Chris Paul believes that the Rockets can even the Western Conference finals series. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Paul, Rockets teammates attempt to confront Clippers players in locker room - reports

Jan 16, 2018 - 5:58 PM

The two teams don't seem to like each other very much

HEATED RETURN. Chris Paul  argues a call during the first half against the LA Clippers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets could be without Chris Paul for 4 weeks - reports

Oct 21, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Chris Paul could miss a few weeks, but Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni says there are no tears or serious damage in his knee

BUMP. The Rockets have downplayed the seriousness of Chris Paul's knee injury but he could sit out for 4 weeks. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Holding Court - Kobe Bryant must take responsibility for Lakers fate

May 14, 2014 - 1:11 PM

Kobe Bryant has been vocal about wanting a bigger say in the new Lakers coach selection but should he be taking more responsibility for other Laker matters?

Kobe Bryant throws down a dunk in a game against the Denver Nuggets. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Holding Court - NBA gets bizarre as fortunes reverse

Mar 10, 2014 - 6:47 PM

March 6 was a bizarre days in NBA history as columnist Bert Alvarez analyzes

FULL CLIP.  Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol is pressured by Los Angeles Clippers Willie Green (L) and DeAndre Jordan (R) during the Lakers embarrassing defeat to crosstown rivals the Clippers. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Holding Court - Time, injuries have blunted the Lakers

Mar 03, 2014 - 6:21 PM

With the Lakers poised to miss the playoffs for the first time since 2005 columnist Bert A Ramirez analyzes the reasons why one of the league s premier teams is struggling this season

Kobe Bryant chews his jersey during a December game against the Toronto Raptors. The game marked his return to action in the 2013-14 season from injury. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA