One of the notable matches on the morning of December 24 between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder was postponed when the Rockets did not have enough 8 players to participate.
The showdown between the Rockets and Thunder on the morning of December 24 was postponed because the Rockets team did not have enough 8 players to participate in the competition. Accordingly, 3 Houston players had positive results for COVID-19, while the other 4 players were forced to isolate because of close contact. Before that, Chris Clemons was also seriously injured and could not play.
One of the players who are positive for COVID-19 is rookie Kenyon Martin and he will need to have re-tests to see if the results are accurate. Before that, Martin and John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins got together to cut their hair so that both Wall and Cousins had to be isolated.
The Houston Rockets experienced a serious force crisis because of COVID-19. Previously, Ben McLemore was positive for SARS-CoV-2, Jae’Sean Tate and Mason Jones were also quarantined because of close contact.
James Harden was also criticized for attending a party without wearing a mask. MVP 2018 was fined $ 50,000 for this action, but he had a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 and was also not involved in the postponement of the match.
The Rockets’ next match will be against Portland Trail Blazers on the morning of December 27. If all 8 players are negative for COVID-19, this team will have to play.
The Oklahoma City Thunder players will return to OKC shortly. They will stay here for 2 days before flying again to Charlotte to encounter the Hornets. Remember back in March, Thunder featured in the first NBA game postponed because of COVID-19, against the Utah Jazz.
During a charity food distribution ahead of Thanksgiving in the US, LaVar Ball spoke up about the 1-1 match with Michael Jordan.
The story of the talkative father LaVar Ball claimed that he could beat Michael Jordan if a 1-1 game became too popular.
However, after a while, it sank because many people also understood that Lonzo’s father, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball could not do what he said.
However, this story has regained its vitality and has emerged in the past few days after LaMelo Ball, the youngest of LaVar’s son was selected in the third round of the NBA Draft 2020 by Charlotte Hornets – the team where Michael Jordan is. is the owner.
However, the key story has never been the outcome of the match, instead of LaVar’s humorous bragging.
Initially, he did everything to polish his name as well as his sons. So now over the years and having gone through some events with the Big Baller Brand, will LaVar Ball change its mind.
During a charity gift distribution before Thanksgiving in Los Angeles a few days ago, LaVar Ball met with a TMZ reporter, who personally asked him about the 1-1 match with Michael Jordan.
Unexpectedly, LaVar has become humble, not as blatant as although he is still a bit extravagant, which is already the essence of the Ball fathers.
The TMZ reporter continued to ask the Big Baller Brand boss about the match so that he finally received a humble answer from LaVar.
Perhaps only LaVar Ball is affected by age, and Michael Jordan and the legendary skills are almost immortal.
But LaVar also needs to be more frugal, especially as he will surely meet Michael in the near future as LaMelo Ball is now a Charlotte Hornets player.
Sooner or later, all three will meet together and then the story of the 1-1 match will definitely be discussed.
To make things worse, Chris Paul, who went in the opposite direction with Russell Westbrook, played great, elevating the OKC Thunder team at Playoffs.
Last summer, the Houston Rockets thought they had solved the biggest problem in the squad by trading Chris Paul for Russell Westbrook.
But then a year later, it looked like Houston was just bringing up a bigger problem.
Not long after the Rockets were knocked out of the Playoffs by the Los Angeles Lakers, an unnamed NBA head coach made a rather crude but very real comment about Russell Westbrook.
“Houston thought Westbrook would be a good complement to James Harden, but in my opinion, in fact Westbrook can not support anyone well,” the coach shared.
“He needs to be the biggest star but he can’t shoot. He needs the ball to function and cannot play off-ball (move without the ball).
It is difficult for a team to operate with two superstars with maximum contract value but everyone needs the ball to operate.
Maybe it will be possible somewhere. But a spot of Westbrook can completely exchange for two better players instead of playing the way he works in Houston alone.
For most of his time at the Playoffs, Russell Westbrook was pretty out of place.
He averaged 17.9 points with 7.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists while a 3-point throw rate of 24.2% 3PT. Russ is still enthusiastic and energetic, but the effect he gives is very low.
The reason may be that Westbrook has just returned from months out of injury. But at the Playoffs, where Russell needed to assert his worth, he was unable to meet the expectations of the fans and the coaching staff.
To make things worse, the opposite of Russ, Chris Paul, played great, elevating the Oklahoma City Thunder team at the Playoffs.
There was a time when the duo Westbrook – Harden seemed to be successful and effective.
Before the NBA season was put on hold because of COVID-19, Russell had been on a dizzying spell and at his best all season. He averaged 31.7 points and 8.1 rebounds and 6.8 assists in a streak of 23 games before the season stopped.
However, when the Playoffs season comes, Russell Westbrook is as if “the old horse”, the image makes many fans feel sorry for this All-Star defender.
In the next three seasons, Russell Westbrook still has a $ 133 million contract with the Houston Rockets, joining the NBA’s “toughest” players.
Coach Mike D’Antoni has left the team. Now his takeover will face many problems, one of which will be Westbrook’s future in the squad.