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Houston billionaire Tillman Fertitta has reached agreement to purchase the Houston Rockets from Leslie Alexander. The $2.2 billion sale price to break the NBA record sale of $2 billion from when the Clippers were sold to Steve Ballmer, according to the person familiar with the terms of the deal. "I am truly honored to have been chosen as the next owner of the Houston Rockets," Fertitta said in a statement. "This is a life-long dream come true." (Cont'd Below) "Leslie Alexander has been one of the best owners in all of sports, and I thank him immensely for this opportunity....

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Moses Malone Jr. has filed a lawsuit against James Harden alleging the Rockets star was responsible for “masterminding” a robbery against Malone, Isiah Carey of Houston’s Fox 26 reports.  Malone, the son of Hall of Famer and former Rockets center Moses Malone, was beaten and robbed of $15,000 to $50,000 in jewelry at a Houston strip club in June.  Malone’s suit alleges that Harden paid the robbers $20,000 to attack him after Harden became upset over Malone’s Facebook post about Harden’s basketball camp.  “The post basically referenced the fact that James Harden was charging $250 for a basketball camp,” Malone’s...

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Travis Scott and the Houston Rockets will have a special treat for fans attending Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinal series against San Antonio on Thursday night. Everyone will receive exclusive T-shirts designed in collaboration between the Houston rapper and the Rockets. The red T-shirts feature a white Rockets logo above the team's playoff slogan "Run As One" in Scott's handwriting. They could end up being a nice collectable, with the words "Curated By Travis Scott" and the game information printed on the shirt's left side. The left sleeve will have the words "Cactus Jack," a shoutout to Scott's...

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The NBA has fined Rockets owner Leslie Alexander $100,000, one day after he left his courtside seat during live game action to yell at referee Bill Kennedy in the final seconds of the first quarter of Houston's 105-99 series-clinching Game 5 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. As Kennedy stood watching a play, Alexander got up from his seat next to the national television table. Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon tried to grab the owner's arm, but he kept walking. Alexander stood behind Kennedy for less than five seconds before walking away. Kennedy did turn his head as...

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Pat Beverley has been a Rockets' fan favorite since his first playoff series when he showed the tenacity he's become known for in a playoff series against Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder back in his rookie season in 2013. Beverley has the coolest nicknames on the team. The Beard is good, but it doesn’t beat Mr. 94 Feet and The Wolverine. And the names fit with Beverley’s full-court ferociousness all over the floor. The love for Beverley has only grown since his rookie year, but after his Game 1 performance on Sunday against the Thunder, that...

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