Back To Sports: A Look At Houston's Big 3 Besties

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(SportsRadio 610) -- Sports are coming back. I’m going to keep saying it until it’s reality. I need it, you need it, the city of Houston needs it.

The 'stros begin spring training Friday, the Rockets' season resumes at the end of the month and the Texans begin camp soon.

As we anticipate what we need from the major team sports, here are the H-Town big three besties.

Best franchise player: Rockets, James Harden


There’s reason to hope and believe Deshaun Watson will eventually be at the top of this list, but he’s not there yet. It’s not all Watson’s fault he hasn’t blown up like Pat Mahomes or Lamar Jackson, but it’s the card he’s been dealt.

Plus, we haven’t seen Watson play without DeAndre Hopkins yet.

For all his justified criticism, Harden is what he is, which is one of the best players in the NBA and best scorers to ever do it.

Best coach: Rockets, Mike D’Antoni

D’Antoni doesn’t get the credit he deserves historically, or from his own organization. The public spat last off-season between D’Antoni and owner Tilman Fertitta was shameful and hopefully Fertitta, who is relatively new to pro sports, learned from it.

Dusty Baker hasn’t managed a game for the Astros, but a World Series, which is very possible, puts him at the top of the list.

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Best general manager: Rockets, Daryl Morey

Morey has gotten stale to many, but there’s also a popular notion he’s functioning with handcuffs on because of ownership. 

Plus, Astros GM James Click has been on the job for a few months and Texans GM Bill O’Brien, yeah ...

Best young player: Astros, Yordan Alvarez

The 2019 Rookie Of The Year, a total freak, not even a close second in this one.

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Best game day experience: Texans

This isn’t close. The Texans tailgating is as good as it gets in professional sports and the games have more magnitude.

I also love going to the Juice Box and a 'stros playoff game is beyond electric, but the Texans win because of consistency.

Rockets games are a distant, distant third.

Exterior view of fans walking in past NRG Stadium before a game between the New England Patriots andf the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on December 1, 2019 in Houston, Texas.Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Best uniforms: Tie, Rockets all blacks and Texans all blue color rush