Kermit Washington Punching Rudy Tomjanovich

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The Punch: How An Infamous Moment In Houston Sports Changed Basketball Forever

Posted on · On Dec. 9, 1977, Rockets forward Rudy Tomjanovich was punched in the face during a fight in a game against the Lakers. Beyond the severe injuries the blow caused, writer John Feinstein talks about how the incident changed two lives -- and the -- NBA forever.

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Book Celebrates 50 Years of the Rockets

Posted on · The Rockets are celebrating their 50th season, and our regular sports contributor Jeff Balke was involved in writing a comprehensive historical overview of the team. It's called Celebrating 50 Seasons: the Official History of the Houston Rockets, and Jeff's focus was on the 1990s to the present, which includes the team’s back-to-back NBA titles. Michael […]

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Political Roundup and Rockets Turn 50: Wednesday’s Show (February 8, 2017)

Posted on · From President Trump’s cabinet appointees being confirmed (one requiring a tie-breaking vote in the Senate from the Vice President), to the Texas Senate beginning action on Gov. Abbott's emergency items, including a preliminary vote Tuesday on a bill to ban so-called "sanctuary cities,” on this edition of Houston Matters we break down recent political news […]