We here at ACTON tried to convince the Houston Rockets that using our product was the only way they would beat the Golden State Warriors. The team won with heart against the Clippers, but everyone knew they would need an added boost to get by the Warriors. Once we persuaded the team that our product was named after them, they agreed to try them out in practice. Dwight Howard and Josh Smith reportedly shot 95% and 94% respectively from the free throw line while wearing RocketSkates at practice. James Harden was seen literally flying past defenders in these stakes as up-tempo practice took on a new meaning.
Come game time however; coach McHale had his doubts. “While there is nothing in the rule book that says RocketSkates are not allowed, something about wearing them in a game feels illegal.” McHale went on to say that he was afraid of possible consequences after watching the Patriots go through deflate gate. McHale also mentioned that Trevor Ariza would have to sit out the series if the team used the product, because the forward could not skate. “It amazes me that someone who played college basketball in Southern California never learned how to skate,” McHale said.
With his team down three games to one, Harden pleaded with his coach to allow the team to use RocketSkates. “We won multiple championships when I was with the Celtics and we only used traditional shoes.” McHale said.
McHale’s stubbornness cost the Rockets a chance at the Finals and hopefully he takes us up on our offer next year. How cool would basketball be on RocketSkates? Maybe we’ll create a new sport! Check out our collection of RocketSkates at http://shop.actonglobal.com