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Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    The End of Delonte West in Dallas

    I did some hard time in Cleveland a few years back, and I covered quite a bit of basketball. My time there overlapped some with that of Delonte West, who revealed himself to be tough, funny, weird, one of the few seemingly authentic athletes you'll come across in the locker room. When he signed wit ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    Rep. Ralph Hall of Rockwall Defeats Super PAC, Tea Party, Old Age and the Sky

    All you need to know about U.S. Representative Ralph Hall's decisive win in the 4th Congressional District Tuesday night is that he went skydiving on Memorial Day. He wore a jumpsuit printed with undulating American flags and fell from the plane, plummeting briefly in free-fall, his arms flapping sl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2011

    The Whore's Return: Before the Rematch, A LeBron Hater Rekindles His Love of Dallas

    ​My relationship with Dallas before June 12, 2011, was tenuous. I got tattooed there with Dennis Rodman during the summer of 1994 and stayed for a week, but I was shit-faced the whole time. I visited for a few days during baseball's winter meetings in 2000, when A-Rod signed with the Texas Ran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Delonte West: Now There's a New Maverick Who Deserves His Own Reality Show

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    2011 NBA Draft: Meh.

    Derrick Williams -- The best player available​Arizona forward Derrick Williams is a beast. He has 3-point shooting range, can score in the paint with either hand and has an NBA body that can bang and rebound on the low blocks. And that's it. The rest of the 2011 NBA Draft class: Weak t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Lebron James Can't Catch A Break: New Song Kicks The King While He's Down...

    Three days removed from Your Dallas Mavericks beating The Evil Miami Heat on their home court to clinch the NBA title, and it's still not a great time to be Lebron James, despite what he may go around telling people in press conferences.A new song written for The Chosen One by one Matt Smith (anyone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS -- South Beach: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Ate dinner last night at Prime Italian on South Beach. In the midst of ridiculous opulence in the form of $20 valet parking and $100,000 cars, it was relatively affordable. $125 for a steak and a couple drinks. Thumbs up. 9. They also offered prime Kobe steak for $30 an ounce. Ou ... More >>

  • News

    April 28, 2011

    Those Same Old Mav-Wrecks

    Another humiliating collapse has even the most loyal Mavs fans bailing before the inevitable crash and burn.

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    March 21, 2011

    If Ron Kirk Were NBA Commissioner ...

    ​At this very moment, President Obama's chief of staff, William Daley, is looking for someone to replace Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, who Obama tapped on March 9 to become the next ambassador to China. An afternoon Wall Street Journal item reminds: "Ron Kirk, the U.S. trade representative, is wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    In Light of Bissinger vs. Cuban, I Present the NBA's All-White Team

    ​Buzz Bissinger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. His Friday Night Lights captured high-school football in Texas, spawned a network TV series and afforded him writing immortality. Buzz Bissinger is also an idiot. At least when it comes to the NBA. His "White Men Can't Root" column for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Mavs Win 10th Consecutive Game, Fail to Impress the Masses

    ​It's not often I stay up late to watch a duel between J.J. Barea and Samuel Dalembert, but last night's 102-100 victory by the Dallas Mavericks over the Sacramento Kings was special. It kicked off the Bob Ortegel-less era with a win. And was the Mavs' 10th consecutive victory. To which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Whew! Mavs Escape Cavs. Barely.

    ​I covered the Dallas Mavericks in the early 1990s when they won 11 and 13 games in back-to-back seasons. It wasn't fun. For anyone. In '93 the Mav-wrecks lost 20 consecutive games, so I can imagine the despair these days with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the wake of losing LeBron James, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    In the Wake of Losing Caron Butler, the Dallas Mavericks Land ...

    ​Carmelo Anthony Sasha Pavlovic. The former first-round draft pick of the Utah Jazz is far from the answer for the reeling Dallas Mavericks. He'll likely just get a shot via a 10-day contract after the team last week cut role player Steve Novak. Word today is that if the New Jersey Nets ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    September 30, 2010

    Texas Rangers Fans: Let's Go Yankees! Clap ... Clap ... ClapClapClap!!

    ​I've seen Mavericks' forward Popeye Jones inadvertently tip a jump ball into his own basket, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers two points. I've seen Cowboys' defensive lineman Leon Lett inexplicably attempt to recover a blocked field goal on an icy Thanksgiving field at Texas Stadium, handing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Lebron James Eats for Free: Five Food Bribes That Might Work

    Wanna bribe us? Keep the food. Try this instead.​A recent University of Texas at Dallas release that was ostensibly about T-shirts raises an interesting food issue: Explaining why he'd decided to display 300 commemorative T-shirts in a university building, Dean J. Michael Coleman said, "Free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Mavs Courting O'Neal? Oh Boy?!

    ​Your Dallas Mavericks are pondering an O'Neal, but not that one. Team source told me last night that the Mavs acquiring former Superman center Shaquille O'Neal is "a long longshot," but that Miami Heat center Jermaine O'Neal is a real possibility. Honestly, neither name gets me too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    The Mavericks Need to Sign Dirk Nowitzki and ...

    Joe Johnson​The Dallas Mavericks will re-sign Dirk Nowitzki. General manager Donnie Nelson is flying to Germany as we speak to make sure of it, with a plan to be on Dirk's doorstep at 11:01 tonight when NBA free agency commences. But a couple of developments have me thinking that might be ... More >>

  • News

    June 10, 2010
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    June 2, 2010

    LeBron James Gives Cleveland an Edge. Dallas, Your Move.

    ​In an interview -- strangely enough -- with CNN suspendered-geezer Larry King, the most coveted free agent in the history of sports is alluding to a hometown advantage. And while LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers have an edge, Dirk Nowitzki's best friend in basketball ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    LeBron > Dirk. LeBron = Dirk? LeBron Dirk!

    ​Granted, he's a better player. Better defender. Better passer. Yeah, a better player. But after last week's second-round playoff flameout by the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James isn't a more accomplished player than our own Dirk Nowitzki. Consider: Both have MVPs. Both have led teams to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    C'mon, LeBron, Put A Mavericks Jersey On...

    LeBron holds the fate of the NBA in his hands this offseason...​Because we know you come to DC9 for all your sports-watching needs, let us chime in for a moment on the upcoming NBA offseason, which the Mavs are already fully entrenched in--and, hey, so too is LeBron James, courtesy of the Boston C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.16.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Not only should Dirk Nowitzki be on the first-team All-NBA squad and a legit MVP candidate, he'll be unstoppable against the Spurs. San Antonio has its nucleus back - Tim Duncan, Manu Ginob ... More >>

  • News

    February 18, 2010
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    December 24, 2009
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    November 26, 2009
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    June 25, 2009

    Mavs Trade Down, Try Not to Fall Asleep

    Trade proposal: Mavs Man and tonight's 24th pick for these two prospects?Like the Dallas Cowboys did a couple months ago, the Dallas Mavericks have made the decision to fortify their roster via quantity, not quality. But in an NBA Draft that features Blake Griffin, Hasheem Thabeet, James ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    D.J. Mbenga 1, Dirk Nowitzki 0

    Watching the Lakers party in Orlando last night - I was wrong about L.A. in 4, but just barely -was a reminder how cruel sports can be. While former Mavericks D.J. Mbenga and Josh Powell hugged and kissed the NBA's Larry O'Brien championship trophy, current Maverick Dirk Nowitzki is l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    NBA Finals: Lakers in 4

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Nuggets-Mavs: Irrationally Optimistic Game 2 Preview

    Danny Bollinger Dirk Nowitzki has a case of the old-school Bird Flu. Certain that my prediction of Thuggets in 5 is spot on, my head is bursting with pride. But desperately wanting my Mavericks to pull the upset, my heart is breaking with pain. Before tonight's pivotal Game 2 at De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    The Top 10 Sports Superstitions That May or May Not Work

    Step on a crack, break your mother's back. Avoid black cats, the No. 13 and walking under ladders. And, above all else, wear anything other than red and find yourself dead. Hmm. Are the Texas Rangers superstitious about superstitions? Seems to me that rituals, traditions and even obsessive comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    What's In My Closet? NBA 50 Greatest Edition

    Snagged this poster during All-Star Weekend '97 in Cleveland. It's the NBA's 50 Greatest Players. Was going over it the other day and wondering how different it would look today? Would Kobe Bryant bump someone off? Who'd get cut? Would Tim Duncan squeeze into the picture? Steve Nash? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Cuban at the Crossroads: We Can Win the NBA Championship

    I tracked down Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban last night before his team's game against the Sacramento Kings at American Airlines Center. He was on the StairMaster. Insisting his team isn't on the treadmill. "Not right now we're not," Cuban told me. "Treadmill teams are those that don't hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    A Ranking You’ll Find Hard to Believe

    Nein danke?! Dirk Nowitzki isn’t one of the 10 most popular NBA players in Europe. I know. What gives? Technically, I guess, it’s his uniform that isn’t so loved as Dirk’s No. 41 isn’t among the NBA’s just-released list of most popular jerseys across the pond. Kobe Bryant is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Bringing the Kidd Back to Dallas?

    From The New York Post today, via Fox Sports: Jason Kidd was "on strike" last night, faking illness and riding the pine in order to expedite a trade that would get him outta New Jersey. And to where, you ask? Well ... Another source said the Nets were planning on -- if not already -- talking to Dall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    Cowboy Up

    Looks like you are paying for the new Cowboys stadium after all. If you’re a Dallas Cowboys season-ticket holder, you’ll soon be getting in the mail a silver envelope, the contents of which will be seat pricing for the new stadium. Warning: Before opening, please sit down. Got my grubby little ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Merry Christmas!

    What, you were expecting "Happy Halloween"? In the timeless words of Stuart Scott: Boo. Yah. It’s basketball season, damn it! The NBA actually tipped off last night, but Your Dallas Mavericks begin their 2007-'08 season tonight against the Cleveland LeBrons. I know, I know. Hard to get your basket ... More >>

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    August 2, 2007

    A Bad Omen for Your Dallas Mavericks

    We couldn't help but giggle -- or wince, maybe, hard to say -- at this line in the Dallas Mavericks' announcement this afternoon concerning the just-released 2007-'08 season schedule: "Dallas begins its 28th season on Wednesday, Oct. 31 in Cleveland as they take on the Eastern Conference Champions." ... More >>

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    June 21, 2007
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    June 15, 2007

    Who’s Your Daddy?

    The perfect Father's Day gift for the lazy, rich man in your life LeBron James got fatherhood, siring the royally named Bryce Maximus James between Games 3 and 4 of the NBA Finals. But he also got the shaft, having to play alongside hapless Cavaliers teammates that never ever threatened the Spurs du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2007

    Jersey Whirl

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2007

    HBO KOs NBA

    The NBA picked a bad time to be horrible. On the heels of the least-watched Game 1 in NBA Finals history, the San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers produced another snoozer in Game 2 Sunday night as the home team sashayed to a 25-point halftime lead and -- yawn -- eventually took a 2-0 series le ... More >>

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    March 1, 2007
  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    On the Download

    Linking you to the best in legitimate, artist-approved exclusives

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    April 5, 2006
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    December 23, 2004

    The Newy Factor

    How does someone who calls himself "Newdawg" compete with Dale Hansen? By not being Dale Hansen.

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2004

    Rollin'

    Extreme sports for Christians

  • News

    May 8, 2003

    Dino-myte

    Plus: Soy-lent Green; Players Ball

  • Culture

    April 15, 1999

    No man's land

    When you're out of options, look no further than the USBL

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