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Rockets’ shirts for Game 1 vs. Warriors has questionable math

James Harden, Chris Paul

Did Bill Nye design the Houston Rockets’ shirts for Game 1 of their Western Conference finals showdown with the Golden State Warriors?

Whoever thought of the idea to doodle those shirts with that design must know nothing about Math. Euclid must be rolling in his grave right now. The equation makes zero sense plus there’s a minor grammar mistake in there, too. Those aside, putting the initials and the jersey numbers of James Harden, Chris Paul, and Clint Capela and adding the Rockets’ regular-season record of 65-17 to the formula is a nice touch. We also know that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is among the proponents of analytics in the NBA, so it also makes some sense for Houston to don shirts emblazoned with math symbols.

The Rockets finished the regular season tops in the West with the league’s best record and a newfound superstar in Paul. The arrival of CP3, Capela’s improvement, Harden’s sustained greatness on the court, and good additions to the team, the Rockets have become the biggest threat to the Warriors’ chances for a title repeat this year.

The Rockets have a chance to unseat Golden State, as they play the defending champions in an intriguing best-of-seven matchup for all the marbles in the conference.