Chandler Parsons was able to play on Monday night despite recovering from minor injuries he suffered last week and getting into a car accident on his way to the game. The Houston Rockets forward, who ended up scoring 21 points and grabbing seven rebounds in a win over the San Antonio Spurs, was reportedly struck by a woman who ran a red light.
“She said she ran a red light and it was her fault,” Parsons explained. “She had a little car so it kind of messed up the front bumper of my car. She was OK. Asked me to sign her insurance card.”
The woman was apparently not rattled to the point where she didn’t know who Chandler Parsons is, so she must be a pretty big Rockets fan. It takes guts to ask for someone’s autograph after running a red light and crashing into them. I can’t figure out if I respect that move or not. Yeah, I think it’s a power move.
Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy took a brutal elbow to the head from Chandler Parsons during the second quarter of his team’s win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. Parsons was called for a charge on the play, but Dunleavy more than paid the price. He was forced to leave the game and needed 10 stitches to close the wound over his right eye.
At first, Dunleavy’s return was announced as questionable. Not only did he re-enter the game in the third quarter, the 33-year-old veteran lit up the scoreboard and put together one of the best halves of basketball of his career.
After getting bandaged up, Dunleavy went on to score all of his team-high 21 points in the second half. He scored 18 points alone in the third quarter, which was more than the entire Rockets team combined (16). He finshed 4-for-6 from beyond the arc and added seven rebounds.
Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons use to have a great head of man hair. Some would call Parsons, who recently modeled in a commercial for the Buffalo David Bitton clothing line, a pretty boy. Heck, the former Florida star even gels his hair up during games. But on Christmas Eve, Parsons decided there were far more important things in life than his hair.
Parsons shaved his head to support his friend Patrick Hobbs-DeClaire, a 10-year-old who has been battling cancer. Patrick is a twin, and his father said he is more afraid of not looking like his twin brother than he is of the cancer itself.
“His dad was telling me how he isn’t even scared of death,” Parsons said, via the Houston Chronicle. “He is more worried about not looking like his twin brother anymore, so me being his favorite player, I decided to shave my head to look more like him and hopefully give him some support and encouragement from me.”
Parsons did not inform Hobbs-DeClaire that he was going to shave his head, but he told his family to tune into the Rockets Christmas Day game against the San Antonio Spurs. He’s hoping it will be a nice Christmas surprise. Bravo, Chandler.
Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons turned 25 last week, and he celebrated with some teammates and friends over the weekend. More importantly, he shared the special occasion with his girlfriend Robyn Crowley.
TMZ posted some photos of Parsons’ birthday weekend in Houston that included teammates James Harden, Dwight Howard and Jeremy Lin. However, we’ll operate under the assumption that Crowley is going to be the one that catches your eye if you scroll through the pictures. We don’t blame you.
If Crowley’s Instagram page is any indication, she and Parsons have been dating for well over a year. The former Florida star has clearly done as well for himself off the court as he has on it — if not better.
Chandler Parsons was one of the biggest reasons the Houston Rockets were able to avoid a sweep on Monday night. The 24-year-old dropped 27 points to go along with 10 rebounds and eight assists. Parsons helped lead a 13-0 run in the third quarter of a game in which the Oklahoma City Thunder led by 13 near the end of the first half.
The Rockets snuck away with a 105-103 victory and live to play another day. After the game, a fan who was sitting courtside wanted to celebrate with Parsons by going in for a fist bump. As you can see from the video above, Parsons stonewalled the dude. If I’m not mistaken, it appears he intentionally made him think he was going to pound fists and then casually walked away. Here it is in GIF form, courtesy of Ben Golliver:
Jeremy Lin may have signed a three-year, $25.1 million deal with the Houston Rockets, but that doesn’t mean he’s too good to sleep on a couch like he did last season.
Lin must be getting ready to move into a new place in Houston before training camp begins, because he apparently texted teammate Chandler Parsons to ask if he could stay at his buddy’s while waiting for his place to get furnished. Parsons shared the following tweet containing a screengrab of a text from Lin:
Lin famously was living on his brother’s couch in New York before breaking out with the Knicks and ultimately getting added to the team’s roster for the rest of the season. Once he got a guaranteed contract with the Knicks, he moved out and got his own place. And even though he’s now set to make multi-millions guaranteed, he’s still not too cool to live on a couch.
But what was the funniest part about Parsons’ tweet? He shared it with the world before actually responding to Lin!
The 9 points Chandler Parsons scored in double-overtime for Florida on Wednesday night to lead the Gators to victory came with a hefty price tag. Parsons hit some big three pointers during the win over Georgia that excited the Gators bench — maybe a little too much. Check out the Chandler Parsons nut shot video:
That may not look like much, but rat tails hurt no matter where you get them. Have you ever been rat tailed? Have you ever been hit in the nuts? Have you ever been rat tailed in the nuts? I didn’t think so. You have no idea what this man is going through. A true Wednesday night hero in every sense of the word. Thanks to Deadspin for the video.