(Video starts at 3:58) Colin Cowherd predicted the Western Conference regular season standings for the upcoming 2019/2020 NBA season and shockingly left off the 53-win Houston Rockets, who are coming off a notable offseason that saw them acquire superstar point guard Russell Westbrook.
The loaded Western Conference saw a 48-win Los Angeles Clippers team grab the eight seed last season, and besides an eviscerated Oklahoma City roster, the conference’s top 10 teams may be just as daunting as they were last year.
Colin is afraid that the Rockets, still reeling from a Daryl Morey/China saga that triggered one of the most violent PR firestorms in North American sports history, may implode during a season where the coach, owner, and GM could be battling all season long... Not to mention what could end up being a grisly civil war for the ball between Westbrook and James Harden.
Westbrook has averaged a triple-double the last three seasons, and Harden is coming off a year where he was flirting with Michael Jordan's modern single-season scoring record of 37.1 points per game, which at one time was looked upon as one of the most unbreakable statistics in basketball.
Check out the video above as Colin details why he thinks the Rockets are about to take a massive step back.