Since he's got some free time now, Dirk Nowitzki joined the Avett Brothers Saturday night at Verizon Theatre during "I Killed Sally's Lover," and laid down some fierce percussive accompaniment. Have you ever seen someone seven feet tall play tambourine? It's sort of hilarious.
A (Wait, It's Already Midseason?) Midseason Report
Sometimes all you can do is take the win and move on. The Mavs were at home Monday night against the Suns, winning 93-87 in an ugly game in front of a seemingly disinterested crowd. It was the Mavs' second straight game without Dirk Nowitzki, who is sitting out at least four games (and maybe more) ... More >>
Via.Channel 5's Tammy Dombeck models the DirkSwish shirt.Perhaps you recall: During the NBA playoffs, some locals launched the site DirkSwish.com, where they sold the T-shirt you see at right -- a rather popular tee, matter of fact, which sold for $19.99. Got some nice national pub, and the atten ... More >>
Power is subjective. But when you see it -- when you sense it's immense influence -- you just know it. Each summer, as I construct my list of the 50 Most Powerful People in Metroplex Sports, the criteria gets a triple-digit tweaking. This year I deemed the allure of power ... More >>
The Mavs are NBA champions, but are they the best team in franchise history?
Still amazed that the Mavericks won the NBA championship. Still surprised they did it without a playoff point from Roddy Beaubois (who should be ready for 2011-12 training camp in October after another foot surgery). And I continue to be miffed at how little the sports world really knew abo ... More >>
His Flamingo Fadeaway on the mound with a basketball was funny. And his cartoonish, exaggerated Max Patkin-like delivery was funnier. Dirk Nowitzki on Friday night was the best thing on a Rangers' pitching mound in a while. Only thing better would've been if Michael Young's leaping catch woul ... More >>
Via Diplo's Twitter accountDiplo and Dirk NowitzkiYes, it's true: Dirk Nowitzki celebrated turning 33 years old yesterday by hitting the town on Saturday night -- stopping off, even, at Rio Room to catch DJ sets from Questlove and Erykah Badu. There, as the clock struck midnight, the Mavericks fa ... More >>
Not quite as good as the cover of the new Sports Illustrated, sure, but slightly better than this.Last night I finally had the chance to read the new issue of Rolling Stone, which happens to feature a feature by former Observer-er Jesse Hyde, who decamped for his native Utah a couple of years bac ... More >>
Dirk Nowitzki and the Larry O'Brien Trophy at The LoonAfter stopping off at the LIV nightclub in Miami Beach on Sunday night (where Mark Cuban reportedly dropped $110,000 on drinks), the Larry O'Brien Trophy handed to the Mavericks night for winning the NBA Championship continued its whirlwind to ... More >>
Mavericks revenge is a dish best served with Heat.
All week, over on Unfair Park, Robert's been posting with way too much enthusiasm about Flula Borg, the German musician behind the bizarre, above-posted pro-Dirk Nowitzki jam, "His Name Is Dirk." He even internationally dialed the musician and got some choice on-record quotes like this one about his ... More >>
His critics wouldn't call him soft, but his teammates would still lead the Mavs to another early exit.
Couple things here: *Never give the losing score first, even if it's your team's score. *With "like three minutes to go" the Mavs led 77-74, courtesy of two Dirk Nowitzki free throws. *Mark Cuban, at least when I saw him, wasn't wearing a muscle shirt. But, yeah, he kinda was screaming like he'd wo ... More >>
I know it's all about Super Bowl XLV around here this week. I can tell by the way my eyes are drooping and feet are dragging. But while we were partying and footballing last night, the Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki did it again. He reminded us how damn good he is. In Dallas' 113-97 win over the Knicks ... More >>
Welcome to a new recurring feature here on DC9 where we talk to people of interest in the metroplex about their taste in music, including likes, dislikes, and guilty pleasures. We're calling it Pedestrian Playlist -- because, hey, everyone listens to music.Just some random dudes we happen to know ... More >>
After Dirk Nowitzki's one-legged, fadeaway, high-arcing, 18-foot shot - off the glass, no less - Friday night in Utah, TV analyst Hubie Brown was almost speechless. "C'mon!' he exclaimed. "Some of the things this guy does at seven feet is just unfair." Nowitzki was again brilliant over the w ... More >>
Through the years, I've attempted to defend Dallas Mavericks' star Dirk Nowitzki. Praised him in columns. Put him atop underrated lists. The guy has done everything except win a championship. Points. MVPs. Guts. You name it. Now he's gone an unprecedented step further. Name me another s ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenReal Nowitzki with Bobblehead Nowitzki, which features a "freggin' huge" head.While the Mavs haven't given folks a whole lot to get excited about lately with five losses in the team's final seven games heading into Sunday's All-Star Game (capped off by Tuesday night's 36-p ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsDirk Nowitzki welcomes the first fan in line to buy her ticket to next month's All-Star Jam Session.As if to underscore the fact that he's a guy who can do it all for the team, Dirk Nowitzki took a seat in the American Airlines Center ticket booth this afternoon to sell t ... More >>
Consider this new feature an extended scavenger hunt.You know how they work. Here's how we muck it up a bit: Each week we will select an item--something in a local restaurant or pub (or maybe in several restaurants and pubs). Locate it and write in with the correct details, you earn a point. Send ... More >>
10. There was some good news out of the Dallas Mavericks' hideous 102-91 loss to the Washington Wizards last night at American Airlines Center. Bruce Hornsby - a long-time buddy of head coach Rick Carlisle - played a stirring National Anthem on the piano. (But, dude, he has the limpest/wimpi ... More >>
The NBA thought so much of Jeff "Skin" Wade's discourse on Dirk Nowitzki's new-look old-school haircut (" ... that is like late '70s basketball, it's got a lot of flavor, no one's rockin' it like that ...") from Monday night's Channel 21 broadcast that it turned locks-talk into a minute-long promoti ... More >>
Patrick MichelsWe're thinking Dirk's probably had better days. Talking to reporters after the Mavericks' morning practice, Dirk Nowitzki didn't have much to add to reports that Cristal Taylor, the woman arrested at his home yesterday, is in fact his pregnant fiancee."It's pretty obvious I'm going th ... More >>
Patrick MichelsDown, but not out.Dirk Nowitzki bought her a ring. Bought her a dog. Bought her entire pack of lies. Sad to say, he went for Crystal Cristal Taylor's exaggerated, elaborate head fake. Couple of weeks ago the Dallas Mavericks' star gave an in-depth interview to the German newspape ... More >>
After the jump, perhaps the most confusing video ever, featuring the likes of Mark Cuban, Jason Kidd, "Disco" Dirk Nowitzki (wha?) and other Dallas Mavericks during their sojourn to Canada a couple of weeks ago. The host is a YouTube put-on named Kayvon, who's been known to hassle celebs during thei ... More >>
This summer Dirk Nowitzki went down under to find himself. Can he now lead the Mavs to the promised land?
With minimal upgrades and a fragile psyche, this season could stroll off in any ol' direction