Houston Rockets Starting Lineup – What you need to know

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat better way to kick things off than with a little spiel about the Houston Rockets starting lineup.  If you are attending an upcoming game, consider this your crash course in identifying who the main guys are.  If you are new to this blog…and all of you are,  if you are looking for hard-core sports stats then keep it moving!  Sideline Socialite keeps it light around here. Without further adieu…

 

The Houston Rockets Starting Lineup

 

#13 JAMES EDWARD HARDEN, JR. (J-HAR IF YOU’RE NASTY)

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Photo Source: TMZ

The only “stats” you need to know:

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[li]Age: 25[/li]
[li]Height: 6’5″[/li]
[li]Salary: $14 mil/yr[/li]
[li]Position: Guard[/li]
[li]From: LA[/li]
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Tidbits:

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[li]Signed an $80 mil. 5 year contract with the Houston Rockets (a little over $14 mil/yr)[/li]
[li]Played on Team USA in the summer 2012 Olympic games[/li]
[li]Started growing his beard in 2009 out of sheer laziness, which worked out because now there is a whole marketing campaign built around “beard-sanity”…well played J-Har, well played[/li]
[li]Has an affinity for ‘da club…strip club that is[/li]
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#25 CHANDLER PARSONS (A.K.A. THE HEARTTHROB)

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Photo Source: Buffalo David Bitton

The only “stats” you need to know:

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[li]Age: 26[/li]
[li]Height: 6′ 9″[/li]
[li]Salary: $850,000/yr[/li]
[li]Position: Power Forward…whatever that means[/li]
[li]From: Casselberry, FL[/li]
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Tidbits:

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[li]Graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in telecommunications…whatever that means[/li]
[li]Played in France for a while[/li]
[li]Fun Fact Alert- His parent’s names are Terri & Gary ( I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried, folks!)[/li]
[li]Part-time model (J/K, he’s alright, I guess)[/li]
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#2 PATRICK BEVERLY (P-BEV)

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Photo Source:Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The only “stats” you need to know:

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[li]Age: 26[/li]
[li]Height: 6′ 1″[/li]
[li]Salary: $788,872/yr[/li]
[li]Position: Point Guard[/li]
[li]From: Chi-Town[/li]
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#6 TERRENCE ALEXANDER JONES (THE KID)

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Photo Source: Chad Pugh UK News

The only “stats” you need to know:

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[li]Age: Just turned…IDK about you, I’m feelin’ Twenty-Twooooooohooooo[/li]
[li]Height: 6′ 9″[/li]
[li]Salary: $1.485 mil/yr…what does a 22 year old know about that kind of dough?![/li]
[li]Position: Power Forward[/li]
[li]From: Portland, OR[/li]
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and last but certainly not least…

 

#12 DWIGHT DAVID HOWARD (D “LADIES RUN THE OTHER WAY” HOWARD)

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Photo Source: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

…seriously, Run!  8 baby-mamas in a 6 year span!  You don’t want none of that!

The only “stats” you need to know:

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[li]Age: 29[/li]
[li]Height: 6′ 11″[/li]
[li]Salary: $20.5 mil/yr. (I double checked that a gazillion times to see if I was reading that correctly, and I was…but with 8 kids and 8 baby-mamas, I’ll give it a pass)[/li]
[li]Position: Forward Center[/li]
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Tidbits:

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[li]H-Town fans call him “super man” but I have yet to make the connection[/li]
[li]Went straight from high school to the pros[/li]
[li]Did I mention 8 baby-mamas yet?[/li]
[li]Addicted to sugar (the Rockets nutritionist recently put him on a special diet to kick the habit, but I guess as far as addictions go, sugar ain’t that bad)[/li]
[li]Justin Timberlake fan, so he’s alright by me![/li]
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Honorable Mention

#7 JEREMY SHU-HOW LIN (THE BRAINIAC)

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Photo Source: Getty Images

J-Lin is seriously my new boo-thang. He was on the starting line up at the beginning of the season, but keeping true to the spirit of this site and not getting too stats-y I don’t really care to know the technical reasons why he’s not anymore #sorrynotsorry.  I do know that every Wednesday on this site will be “Lin-sday”.

The only “stats” you need to know:

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[li]Age: 26[/li]
[li]Height: 6′ 3″[/li]
[li]Salary: $5 mil/yr[/li]
[li]Position: Point Guard[/li]
[li]From: Palo Alto, CA[/li]
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Tidbits:

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[li]Graduated from Harvard with a degree in Economics[/li]
[li]His fan following coined the phrase “Lin-sanity”[/li]
[li]He is Taiwanese/Chinese (he mixed!)[/li]
[li]Also a JT fan[/li]
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