In spite of all the off-season turmoil, in spite of the fact that Deron Williams went to Brooklyn rather than coming home, in spite of the what-might-have-been speculation about Chris Paul and Dwight Howard in green and blue, the Dallas Mavericks still came out ahead. See also: Mark Cuban Says if ... More >>
Delonte West did not schtup LeBron's mom. That other shit you heard? Yeah, that's probably true.It won't get the buzz that landing Lamar Odom or Vince Carter will, but last night the Mavericks made what will easily be their most interesting move of this abridged off-season, signing guard Delo ... More >>
On this season of The Shark Tank ...Rob Mahoney runs The Two Man game, an ESPN-affiliated Mavericks blog, and occasionally writes about basketball for Unfair Park. Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson have never exactly run the Mavericks like an ordinary NBA franchise. They drafted a gangly German k ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Went and watched the American professional debut of Cuban defector/Rangers' prospect Leonys Martin last night in Frisco. In a word, wow! With his father and agent in the stands at Dr Pepper ... More >>
When the Lakers' Empire imploded on Mother's Day in Dallas, it did it in surreal style -- under a barrage of 20 Mavericks' 3-pointers, and punctuated by cheap-shot thuggery from Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum. Was thinking about Bynum's chicken-shit elbow to an exposed J.J. Barea. Other t ... More >>
His critics wouldn't call him soft, but his teammates would still lead the Mavs to another early exit.
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So Nuggets coach George Karl wants some of the Mavs, huh? "If we had to pick and choose, we would probably say 55 percent Dallas and 45 percent Oklahoma City," he says of his preferred ... More >>
If the Mavs don't win tonight, at least J.J. Barea's got this to look forward to.The Dallas Mavericks say tonight's showdown against the Los Angeles Lakers isn't a statement game. The Dallas Mavericks are lying. Beating the Timberwolves, Warriors, Jazz, Suns and -- last night -- the Clippe ... More >>
The Dallas Mavericks got better today. The Dallas Stars? Hmm. With the trading of Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the New York Knicks, you can cross the Denver Nuggets off the list of NBA Western Conference powers in this spring's playoffs. Raymond Felton is a decent point guard and ... More >>
This is the price we pay for David Stern's mission to make the NBA a global game. Because, after further review, yes, a million Chinese can be wrong. When the NBA announces its 2011 All-Star Game starters during tonight's double-header on TNT, the Western Conference's center will be ... Yao ... More >>
Landmark win by your Dallas Mavericks last night at American Airlines Center, 109-100, over the Los Angeles Lakers? Maybe. But, eh, probably not. Most important, it broke a six-game losing streak. But it also lets them boast this achievement: Wins this season over the Spurs, Celtics, H ... More >>
Sure, no Dirk hurt. But Terry's 3-for-16 shooting hurt much worse last night.Two minutes and 13 seconds. That's all it took for the San Antonio Spurs to turn a two-point lead against the Dallas Mavericks into a 16-point lead with nearly nine minutes remaining in the second half. After Georg ... More >>
Stolen from the Bobcats in deal for Matt Carroll, Eduardo Najera and effin' Erick Dampier, Tyson Chandler's a big reason why Dallas is off to such a great start.The Mavericks continued to prove that they're indeed the best team in the league as they improved their road record to a franchise-best ... More >>
Miami Thrice, enjoy your demise.Dwyane Wade in specific. And the Miami Heat in general. Take this lightly if you wish, but consider the career/personal plunges of my previous targets: *Terrell Owens (cut by the Cowboys, irrelevant as Buffalo Bill). *Tiger Woods (lost his wife, reputat ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sobering number right outta the gate: Since July 1 the Texas Rangers are 42-40. Are we fooling ourselves thinking they're an elite team that can actually win a playoff series against one of the ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Southwest Conference lived to be 80. The Big 12 won't see its 17th birthday. Favorite part of the squabble is Texas A&M threatening to go to the Southeastern Conference without Texas. Yeah ... More >>
Tom Landry's StatueJohn Wooden had three golden rules that, come to think of it, would make us all better humans: Be on time. Don't curse. Never criticize your friends. The legendary UCLA basketball coach left our planet a worse place over the weekend, leaving behind a legacy of 10 national ... More >>
So DJ Mbenga and Josh Powell will have a ring but Dirk Nowitzki won't. Yeah, that seems fair.The only drama: When his Orlando Magic are dismantled by the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, will Dwight Howard shake hands or pull a LeBrat James? We all wanted Kobe vs. LeBron. Instead, s ... More >>
Danny Bollinger What if he stays hot for four months? Could happen.Look, I can be as jaded as anyone. Cynical. Smartassy. Surly. Down right skeptical. Especially - in case you haven't been paying attention - when it comes to the Dallas Mavericks. But tonight's last night's 93-89 victory in P ... More >>
To be a true sports rivalry - more than just a plethora of games between teams in close proximity (see Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals) - the meetings between opponents must: *Take place at an advanced level, with championships on the line. *Feature sustained excellence by both teams ... More >>
While the ESPN blowhards breathlessly dissect moves - and non-moves - involving Larry Hughes (yawn), Rafer Alston (eh) and Nate Robinson (zzz), it's apparent the Mavericks weren't lying when they told us they liked their current roster. Dallas = No trade(s). One reason may be the sudd ... More >>
I guess we're supposed to feel better about the Mavs because of him. Somehow, we don't. So our Dallas Mavericks officially re-signed Devean George yesterday. That goes in the positive category. I think? Two years ago the Mavs were an elite team coming off an NBA Finals appearance with the le ... More >>
Will Ferrell's umpteenth sports comedy is only half bad. His half.
Nick Fazekas, during one of his five minutes of playing time with Your Dallas Mavericks Consider this your biannual Nick Fazekas update. Mere moments ago, the Mavericks’ second-round draft pick was named an All-Star -- a D-League All-Star, sure, but still. The 6-11 Fazekas, drafted 34th overall by ... More >>
Early playoff exits have Big D disappointed, devastated and downright dysfunctional
Marques Haynes should be wealthy and celebrated. He was always content just to be the best.
Apparently a few-years-old rape charge, a slew of 50-point games in a .500 season and a number change are worth more than an MVP title. But don’t take it from me. Just ask the millions of NBA fans worldwide who this season made Kobe Bryant’s No. 24 jersey the league’s top seller. The Mavs’ D ... More >>
From mechanics to modesty to manners, give us Dirk over D-Wade
Transformation started by Mavs' Godfather finally finished
Six years after coaching a wretched Mavs team, Gar Heard finally gets back in the game
How much longer must we suffer the woeful Mavericks? Well, that's too long
When Mark Aguirre left the Dallas Mavericks a decade ago, he became the fall guy for the team's decline. Now he's back, dealing with his ghosts and trying to help the franchise regain its former glory.
World-class embezzler Gary Lewellyn rebounds with a fast-selling treatment for A.D.D.
Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception