James Harden may have signed an $80 million contract with the Houston Rockets on October 31 to the shock of many of his fans and peers, but now the 23-year-old guard is revealing that he only had one hour to make the decision and wished he had time to pray about it.
Harden was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year when he became a Western Conference Finals Champion with his Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2011-2012 season, but some were confused about his reasoning for signing with the Rockets most recently. While the increased pay seemed to be one reason for his big move, Harden insisted that he was under a lot of pressure to make his decision with only an hour to do so.
"After everything we established – everything we had done – you give me an hour?" Harden recalled about his feelings in a recent Yahoo! Sports report. "This was one of the biggest decisions of my life. I wanted to go home and pray about it. It hurt me. It hurt." more >>
Despite the ongoing efforts to recover from the devastation Hurricane Sandy left in its wake throughout many areas of New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that the annual NYC Marathon will go on as planned — but some find the idea ridiculous.
With thousands of residents still without power and many of them homeless, New Yorkers, and observers around the nation, have balked at Bloomberg's intention to carry out the 2012 NYC Marathon this Sunday.
Stephen Gordon, a Virginia resident, tweeted sarcastically, "Good to see NY/NJ back on their feet. Resources, like water and generators, can now be moved to the NYC marathon where they are needed." more >>
Former New York Knick Jeremy Lin and former Oklahoma City Thunder James Harden impressed fans Wednesday night in the Houston Rockets' season opener game against the Detroit Pistons, with one observer concluding that "basketball's duo with the most to prove" makes the Texas team one to watch this year.
After their trade deals brought them to Houston this season, Lin, 24, and Harden, 23, have been keeping fans speculating on how the Rockets backcourt might pan out. The team's 105-96 victory over the Pistons Wednesday night, and specifically the pair's performance, has put most concerns to rest.
Harden, who dominated and made NBA history in last night's game with 37 points and 12 assists, was acquired just over the weekend in what the Rockets call a "blockbuster trade." more >>
Jeremy Lin may have had a shaky start during his preseason premiere as a Houston Rocket, but the 24-year-old popular basketball star insists that he is still playing for God and adjusting to fame.
Lin has only shot 28.3 percent from the floor as a Rocket guard, averaging 6.3 points, 6 assists and 2.5 turnovers. Although he is adjusting to his new team after a breakout 2011-2012 season with the New York Knicks Lin insists that some things have not changed.
The Christian guard is still vocal about playing for God. more >>
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who has converted to Christianity, spoke to Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith of ESPN2's "First Take" on Tuesday and accused Smith of using an unloving tone when criticizing New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow.
"My thing with you Stephen was that, knowing what the Bible says about our tone and our platform – using it to uplift and to bring life and not to destroy – it would be hard for you, if you're filled with the Spirit, to go on there and talk about someone like Tebow the way you do," said Marshall.
The three-time Pro Bowl selection said it was unfair of Smith to call the Jets quarterback's play "garbage" and use words to tear him down, even if it is true that Tebow isn't a good player. more >>
Like it has been for much of Tim Tebow's career, it was all about the numbers heading into the N.Y. Jets game against the Houston Texans on the 666th edition of Monday Night Football.
"Looking forward to giving God all the glory in tonight's 666th Monday Night Football game. Romans 8:37-39," Tebow tweeted Monday morning.
Once again, as has happened many times before, the sports media turned to talk of Bible scripture and faith as the result of something Tebow said or posted. more >>