Dirk Nowitzki

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    June 29, 2011

    Baseball Goes Bonkers: The Top 5 Championship Celebrations in Sports

    ​Watched South Carolina win their second consecutive College World Series last night. Their celebration -- gloves and hats flying in a giant infield dog pile -- got me to thinking: Does baseball over-celebrate? Or, perhaps, do they do it just right? Think about the Mavs' reaction after a ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    The Champion of Championships: Where Does the Mavs' Title Rank?

    ​Great. But is it the greatest? When Dirk Nowitzki accessorized his lefty layup in the final minute with private tears of joy and accomplishment last Sunday night in Miami, the Dallas Mavericks symbolically threw Don Carter's 10-gallon hat in the ring. After years of sheepishly having B ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Lebron James Sandwich Renamed Dirk Nowitzki Sandwich in Ballsy Deli Move

    Via EaterThe sandwich in question.​Speaking of Ohioans (in today's sandwich smack-down news)... The Cleveland, Ohio, deli Corky and Lenny's is changing the name of their $10.50, "King Size Corned Beef Sandwich," according to TMZ. Moments ago, the sandwich was known as the "King James." What d ... More >>

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    June 12, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS GAME 6 -- Mavericks 105, Heat 95: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. You knew it was going to be an intense game ... even before the game. During shootaround at American Airlines Arena this afternoon neither Dwyane Wade nor LeBron James would respond to Dirk Nowitzki calling their mocking video "childish" and "ignorant." Their response: "We have no comment." B ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS GAME 5: Feels Like Game 7 Don't it LeGone James?

    ​In four NBA Finals' fourth quarters, LeBron James has three baskets. He's been outscored in the final quarters of this series by Dirk Nowitzki, 44-9. In Game 4 he not only scored a playoff career-low 8 points -- first time in 433 games he's been held below 10 -- he let Jason Terry ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Dirk's Fever > Miami's Heat

    ​Fittingly, sitting courtside at American Airlines Center last night: Emmitt Smith. What he witnessed was perhaps Dallas-Fort Worth's gutsiest individual performance since, well, his own masterpiece 17 years ago. Yep, on a night when he fought a 101-degree fever, Dirk Nowitzki will ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    2006: Broken Heart. 2011: Torn Tendon. Ugh.

    ​The frustrating thing about Dirk Nowitzki's injured finger? It happened on a play that wasn't a foul. "I thought I stripped him clean," Dirk said after last night's 92-84 Game 1 loss to the Heat in the NBA Finals. "Then I kind of looked down and I couldn't straighten my finger out anymore." ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Key to the NBA Finals: Dallas' Own Chris Boshketball

    Chris Bosh: A beloved hero deteriorates into part of a three-headed villain ​Dirk Nowitzki and LeBron James are the two best active NBA players without a ring. Jason Terry has a tattoo of the Larry O'Brien trophy on his right arm. Dwyane Wade is trying to depress Dallas. Again. Jason K ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011


    The Thunder's performance reminiscent of yesterday's Mavs.

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    May 26, 2011

    2011 NBA WEST FINALS GAME 5 -- Mavericks 100, Thunder 96: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Much as I'm giddy over the victory and the Mavs' second berth in the NBA Finals, I'm almost as happy for the way they handled the win. No confetti on the floor. No champagne in the locker room. Not even a drop of celebratory Ginger Ale. Says Dirk Nowitzki, "It's a great moment. But we've ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    2011 NBA WEST FINALS GAME 3 -- Mavericks 93, Thunder 87: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    Dirk: Playoff beard​10. Think of the Ford Center Oklahoma City Arena as a 'roided Reunion. Basketball here is still fresh and, let's face it, there's nothing else to do. I was at Reunion in the '80s and Sacramento's ARCO Arena with the cowbells in the '00s, and this place is louder. Sa ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    2011 NBA WEST SEMIS GAME 2 -- Mavs 93, Lakers 81: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. For the Mavs, a shocking 2-0 lead. For the Lakers, a Stinko de Mayo. L.A. missed its first 15 3-pointers and was booed off the court in Staples Center. As they head for Dallas and Friday night's Game 3, the Lakers are muttering things like "dispirited" and "trust issues." Surreal. 9 ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    At the Risk of Waking Laura Miller: Mavs-Blazers Series is Over

    ​An MVP. Almost 23,000 points. Ten All-Star selections. Three-Point shooting contest title. Eleven consecutive seasons of playoff berths with 50-plus wins. One of only four players to average 25 points, 10 rebounds in the postseason. Certain first-ballot Hall of Famer. And a unique skill set t ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Whitt's End: 2.18.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Coming to you today live from the Daytona 500. Literally. I awoke this morn -- as did hundreds of thousands of NASCAR fans -- to the public address blaring first, at precisely 6 a.m. "We ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    The Mavs Are Cratering. And, Yep, the Butler Did Indeed Do It.

    ​So me and Charles Barkley call the Dallas Mavericks the best team in the NBA, but when I come back from vacation the whole thing's in shambles. What the what?! I believe when I left they were 23-5 and had just completed a season sweep of the Miami Heat. Now? Entering tonight' ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Watch: Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks Get The Kanye West "Power" Treatment

    ​We spent a good chunk of time this summer talking up Dallas' own Symbolyc One and his production credits on Kanye West's song "Power" off the rapper's so-good-it's-sickening My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album. For good reason, too: The song was everywhere -- all over the Internet, on Saturda ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Dirk Screws Up, Mavericks Lose

    Dirk vs. David? Ugh.​Love me some Dirk Nowitzki, the most underrated, under-appreciated athlete in the history of Dallas/Fort Worth sports. Behind him and his finesse game of around 25 points and 10 rebounds this season, the Mavs will win 50-55 games and make the NBA's Western Conferen ... More >>

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    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​Happy Birthday, America.   Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right?   Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    A Dirk-less Dallas: Cringe at the Thought

    ​Some ignoamus loyal reader on this here blog recently theorized that the Dallas Mavericks sans Dirk Nowitzki could still make the NBA Western Conference playoffs. It's July 1, not April 1. Quit your kidding. Because the Mavs realize that Dirk is priority No. 1 this summer - and perhaps vice- ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    End of an Era? The Top 10 "Players" in the History of Dallas Sports

    If this was Dallas and we needed 10 sports faces, who ya got?​I'm pretty sure one is retiring and one is staying put. But what if in the last month we witnessed the final games in Dallas of icons Mike Modano and Dirk Nowitzki? Modano is likely done as a player for the Dallas Stars, soon to ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.30.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to pay our last respects to the 2010 Dallas Mavericks. In life, they were an entertaining bunch. Fun. Fast. Full of energy and entertainment. But i ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    GAME 4: Spurs 92, Mavs 89. My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Spurs' rookie DeJuan Blair is a beast. Sunday he had seven points and seven rebounds in 11 minutes and even placed an elbow in Dirk Nowitzki's ear to bait him into a technical foul. Roddy Beaubois may grow into the Mavs' point guard of the future, but some of us (my hand was raised) were ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Tony Romo Can't Sing. But, Boy, Does He Have Company.

    Remember this the next time you criticize Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo for playing too much golf. He could be singing. But is Romo the worst of the bunch? Dirk Nowitzki's pretty bad. Jerry Jones is in leather. It's all entertainingly horrible. This Who's Who of Metroplex star power karaoke ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Dirk is Worried About the Mavericks. Are You?

    ​The Dallas Mavericks fell apart in the fourth quarter last night in Utah. In the last 12 minutes they had more turnovers (7) than baskets (5). Not good. A lead vanished into a four-point deficit and, ultimately, a blowout loss to a Jazz team playing without Carlos Boozer. Yikes. That's three ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Dirk Does Dallas: 20,000 Reasons to Cheer the Giant German

    ​I was there in February 1999 in Seattle for rookie Dirk Nowitzki's first points as a Dallas Maverick. Still can't believe I was at American Airlines Center last night for his 20,000th. Shortly after then-general manager Don Nelson acquired Dirk in a draft-day trade for Robert "Trac ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Yes, There Is A Santa Claus, and He's A Seven-Foot German Forward Named Dirk

    Patrick MichelsDirk helps unwrap a package of soaps and beauty products for Estephanie Aguilar.​Estephanie Aguilar will be spending at least part of this holiday season recovering from spinal surgery at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Of course she's looking forward to getting home soon ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    The Best 12 Minutes Ever By a Dallas Maverick. Take a Bow, Dirk Nowitzki.

    ​I remember watching Mark Aguirre go off on the Denver Nuggets in March of 1984. In scoring 24 points in a quarter, the ball just seem to magically, directly commute from hand to hoop. He launched a wing jumper and you knew it was going in. Measured. Smooth. Beautiful. Nothing, in other words ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009
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    May 12, 2009

    Nowitzkis 119, Carmelos 117

    Better late than never, a happy tune.Now that, my friends, was a basketball game. A playoff basketball game, with everything on it. Delicious. Considering they still won't win this series, the Mavericks had every reason to fold. And after the week he's had, Dirk Nowitzki had every reason ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    Dallas Mavericks: Worst Week Ever

      You know that stupid VH1 show Best Week Ever? Well, when VH2 comes out with Worst Week Ever I've got a candidate: Your Dallas Mavericks, May 3-10, 2009. Sunday: Lose Game 1 to Denver Nuggets/ Fail to respond when Kenyon Martin punks star Dirk Nowitzki with a forearm to the back. Mon ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    October 30, 2008
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    October 30, 2008

    Dead Men Writing

    Say it ain't so. It's so, ain't it? Picked up my Dallas Morning News this morning – Went into the driveway and physically picked it up. I’m a dinosaur, ridicule away. – pulled out SportsDay and had a bright idea. For Halloween I will dress as a newspaper. Nothing scarier. When I st ... More >>

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    October 27, 2008
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    October 9, 2008

    The Mavericks' Faith In Jason Kidd

    For better or worse, the Mavs trust in the power of Bas-Kidd-Ball

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    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 >>

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    April 23, 2008

    The Beginning Of The End

    Why can't the Mavs' coach take his own damned advice? On second thought, Dirk Nowitzki shouldn’t have turned the other cheek. He should’ve hauled off and cold-cocked David West during last Saturday’s Game 1. Or, at least, put him in a headlock and bludgeoned his nose Nolan Ryan-style. That way ... More >>

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    December 27, 2007

    "Dirk, Will You Sign My Dirk?"

    In November, the Dallas Mavericks went to Atlanta for the season-opener, which Dallas lost 101-94. But something tells me that was nothing compared to what Dirk Nowitzki faced when he got back to the hotel. --Robert Wilonsky

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    December 5, 2007
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    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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    June 20, 2007

    Dirk Sparks One Up

    With all proper credit to Uwe Blog and 100% Injury Rate, we now present the greatest Dirk Nowitzki video ever. We only wish we knew what it meant. Then again, we're not high. But it's still early yet. --Robert Wilonsky

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    May 2, 2007

    Mavs In Seven...Still

    Pause the obituary and fast-forward the optimism, because Dirk Nowitzki just saved his ass and his team’s season with a comeback of Staubachian proportions. Just as another passive performance was shoving his Mavericks to the brink of an unthinkable elimination, Nowitzki suddenly summoned one of t ... More >>

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    February 15, 2007

    I Love Josh Howard

    ...And great basketball

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    June 21, 2006

    Thanks for Everything. And for Nothing.

    Do you really need a cutline here? When I was a kid and the Cowboys or Mavericks or even Rangers would lose so much as a home game, I didn't want to know about it the next day. Wouldn't read the papers or watch TV; didn't want to catch even a glimpse of my team's failure, just wanted to pretend it n ... More >>

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    May 24, 2006

    Say It Ain't So

    You've seen the infamous pictures of Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash drunk in a bar with a pal taken way back in 2003. Now, I think, comes the unearthing of a tribute song to said friend. There is no way it's real. But I know it's real bad. Otherwise, I'm speechless. --Richie Whitt

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    October 30, 2003

    License to Thrill

    The new Mavs lineup will shoot now, ask questions in April

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    April 1, 1999

    Boo ball

    How much longer must we suffer the woeful Mavericks? Well, that's too long

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