While contemplating defensive coordinator Dwane Casey's departure to be the Toronto Raptors' head coach and whom they should take with the 26th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, a couple more Mavs-related items buzzed through my brain this week.
1. Who from the championship team s ... More >>
Photo by Brian HarkinHarlan CrowI'm killing time at this point ... and this bottle of Old Fitzgerald. And while we wait for the county to update its election totals, I'm reading tomorrow's New York Times, which is full of local-interest stories -- more than our own daily, probably. Like this nice ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*In 31 years of basketball, the Dallas Mavericks have won a combined (regular season and playoffs) 1,349 games. One more in Miami either Sunday or Tuesday and they are NBA Champions.
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As the Mavs prepare for tonight's Game 5 clincher at American Airlines Center, a cardiac comparison:
Down 15 with 5:06 to play. On the road. Game 4 of the 2011 Western Conference Finals.
Or down 6, 1:47 to play. At home (sorta). Game 5 in the first round of the 1984 NBA Playoffs.
The Red R ... More >>
The Mavericks haven't lost an NBA Western Conference Finals series in five years. Of course we all know what happened Dallas advanced this far -- in the 2006 NBA Finals. The come-from-ahead loss to the Heat sent the franchise into a pyschological spiral from which it is just n ... More >>
When Dennis Rodman graduated South Oak Cliff High School he was 5-foot-8 and he'd never really played organized basketball. Years later he wore a wedding dress to marry himself. And he was once suspended for kicking a photographer in the crotch.
Throw in two Defensive Player of the Ye ... More >>
Coming: Roddy Beaubois.
Going: Bob Ortegel.
While the Dallas Mavericks got a familiar face back at practice yesterday via their athletic French guard, they also said goodbye to the only TV analyst we've heard over the last 23 years. Beaubois, who broke his foot in August and hasn't play ... More >>
Where were you on October 11, 1980?
I was inside Reunion Arena, watching the Dallas Mavericks and guys like Winford Boynes and Tom LaGarde somehow beat George Gervin and the San Antonio Spurs, 103-92, in their inaugural game as an NBA franchise.
At 1-0 - at least for a night - th ... More >>
Given my druthers, I'd rather get blown out than lose a heart-breaker.
We could digest and regurgitate and over-analyze the Texas Rangers' 11-7 World Series Game 1 loss to the San Francisco Giants here Wednesday night, or we could simply say that - for the first time in his ... More >>
Mavs got a no-brainer, must-win last night over the Memphis Grizzlies to remain tied for second place in the NBA's Western Conference with four games remaining. While Dallas jockeys to stay out of the Los Angeles Lakers' bracket and while owner Mark Cuban fired a strange, but strong war ... More >>
Hey, who's the dork just to the left of Motta's ass? The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is hallowed ground. The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is a sacred shrine.
The Basketball Hall of Fame is an absolute joke.
I realize it's weird timing, seeing tha ... More >>
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.