It might not — yet — have the online fanaticism and cachet of baseball, but the NBA and its fans are starting to catch up in the world of team-devoted blogs. To this end, Deadspin salutes these modem-addled souls and proudly presents Blogdom
s Best, given to the most outstanding blog for each NBA team. There are fewer than there are for baseball, but they
re out there, if you look. If you would like to nominate a blog (yours, even) for selection, just let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Today: The Houston Rockets.
We had completely forgotten about the San Diego Rockets. Remember them? Came into the league as an expansion team along with the Seattle SuperSonics in 1967 — meaning that, in 1966, there were only two NBA teams west of the Rockies. Hard to picture. Can you name the Rockets' first draft pick? Yep, Pat Riley (the team went on to lose a record 67 games that season). Of course, the Rockets moved to Houston in 1971, and will forever be known for Moses Malone, the twin towers (Akeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson), back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and '95, The Punch, and Yao Ming, who is currently leading the Rockets to ... well, see for yourself in today's collection of blogs.
3. H-Town Sports. Not just the Rockets — they do a great job covering all Houston sports.
2. Rockets Blast. Pays attention, doesn't gush, great with stats. A solid effort.
1. Globetrotter. One of our new favorites. Don't sue 'em about the name, though!
Honorable mention to Houston's Clear Thinkers, which covers the Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling trial like a sports blog.