BREAKING: Russell Westbrook Traded to Houston

For Chris Paul, two first round picks, and an additional two first round pick swaps, Russell Westbrook will be playing in Texas next year wearing that Rocket red. This brings Sam Presti’s acquired picks via trade up to 12 following the PG, Grant, and (now) Russ trades. If you’re keeping track, Sam Presti has now traded two All-Stars on bloated contracts (with two good shoulders and one good leg between them) for 11 first round picks, an expiring contract, an All-Star, and an amazing young asset that has the potential to be an All-Star.

Wish I had a media vote to give Sam Presti for GM of the year.

Can Somebody PLEASE Make Sure Austin Rivers’ Face Is Okay?

Aside from the Warriors, obviously, the Rockets are becoming one of the most unlikeable teams in the NBA Playoffs. James Harden is literally trying to trick the refs into giving him a foul call on every shot, Chris Paul looks ready to hand out naps every time a call doesn’t go his way and now Austin Rivers is getting himself into the flopping game. All while begging for a fair game.

Austin Rivers has had some all time flops this series. What can we say, he’s learned from the best. Just one tip to Rivers even though I know he will never read this. Take a note from soccer players, you’re more likely to get the call you want if you hold the part of your body that was actually touched.

Okay, this was absolutely a moving screen, but I think it is negated by the horrible flop. He looks like when Chad Johnson tried to block Ray Lewis. I hope his face is okay after being hit in the chest so hard.

Come on, man. This one came right out of LeBron James Harden’s playbook. Lose the ball or have an unforced error? Go down and pretend like someone hit you. Watch the video as slow as you possibly can. No one touches his face.

The Rockets/Jazz Halftime Show Was A Million Times Better Than the Game

The Rockets vs Jazz first round of the Western Conference Playoffs game was in a word: underwhelming. A 30 point blowout, never a close score from the third quarter on, basically, the perfect game to skip while you watched the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere instead. We all thought that we didn’t miss anything, but that is just plain wrong. Gamewise, you missed nothing. The Halftime show though, was one for the books.

I mean, it can’t get better than that, can it? Just you wait.

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What would you rather watch? James Harden flopping every other possession and Jazz defenders getting upset about being called for a foul they were 5 feet away from OR some dude making another guy do flips with his feet? I’m going feet flips 7 days a week and twice on Sunday.