Dirk Nowitzki

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    June 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    A Fort Worth Company Is Launching Its Laptop Bags Into Space

    We're not sure how much Fort Worth-based Altego proved when it enlisted aeronautical engineering students at Texas A&M to attach its Polygon Sunfire laptop bag to a weather balloon and launch it into space. They were trying to make a point about durability, but I'm pretty sure my neon green Jansport ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 22, 2011
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    July 26, 2011

    Dallas Mavericks Already Putting Together Their 2012 Team. Sorta.

    ​The NBA is locked out. Dirk Nowitzki is preparing to play for his home Germany in Olympic qualifying. League stars are pondering playing overseas in Turkey and Italy and Spain and such in preparation of missed games next season. But, alas, the tireless work of a dance team never ceases. The ... More >>

  • News

    July 21, 2011

    The Seventh Annual 50 Most Powerful People in Metroplex Sports

    Sorry, Cubes, but that goofy German just leapfrogged you.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    The Best Team in Mavericks' History: '88 vs. '11

    ​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 >>

  • News

    June 16, 2011

    The Mavericks Finally Fought Back, and They Have the Title to Prove It

    Mark Cuban, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs shed labels and the Miami Heat on the way to their first NBA championship.

  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Mavs Fans Deserve a Title, and Have the Scars to Prove It

    The Mavericks have too many noble causes to not produce one last comeback

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    You've Seen the Video, Now Own the Song (and Ringtone): Flula Borg's "His Name is Dirk"

    ​While we await some Important Documents, let me distract you with this.No doubt you recall last week's Greatest Video Ever (as opposed to this week's), in which German musicmaker Flula Borg pays homage to his "most favorite Basketballer from all times," one Dirk Nowitzki. Well, so happens that Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Blazers 97, Mavericks 92: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. As we suspected, Portland's team is pretty salty. But their fans suck. Booing Mark Cuban is cool. Throwing shit at him is lame. 9. The Mavs are the NBA's best road team the last two regular seasons, but they're now 2-14 in their last 16 playoffs games away from the American Airlines Cen ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2011
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    March 10, 2011
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    December 31, 2010

    Sans Dirk Nowitzki and an Effective Jason Terry, Mavs Lose 99-93 to Spurs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    No Carlisle, No Dirk, No Problem: Mavs Stay Hot With 103-93 Win Against Thunder

    Caron Butler hasn't been as productive as he was in Washington, but he's getting there.​Without their head coach and best player for most of the game, the Dallas Mavericks improved to 17-1 since November 20 with a 103-93 victory last night in Oklahoma City. Six Mavs chipped in with double-digit po ... More >>

  • News

    July 1, 2010
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    May 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Prediction: Dirk Nowitzki Will Come Up Huuuuge Tonight

    ​Stay tuned later today for my interfacing with new Texas Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg and details of a romantic moment that went horribly wrong. (And no, smartass, those are two separate stories.) But for now, in recent losses Dirk Nowitzki has taken one and zero shots in the fourth quarter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Because I'm Better Than Bitter, 20 Things I Love

    I love sports and stuff and, oh yeah, freaky things like, say, baby heads in glass vases.​No, no, no. You got me all wrong. Am I skeptical? Cynical? Inquisitive? Smart-assy? Guilty. But bitter? Hardly. I consider myself more tell-it-like-it-is realistic rather than jump-off-the-hi ... 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

    May 20, 2009

    Wanted: Dirk or Dirt?

    Dirk Nowitzki: Still fighting off aggressive attackersIn light of Cristal Taylor's first comments since being arrested at Dirk Nowitzki's house earlier this month, I've heard reactions ranging from "Wow, this is getting juicy!" to "I wonder how Brad Townsend would feel if we started digg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Video of the Week: Dirk Back a Decade

    Stumbled across this classic footage of a guy I'm glad the Mavericks didn't trade yesterday. Wow, I think Dirk Nowitzki dunked more in his 1999 All-Star Rookie Game appearance than in the rest of his career combined. As Hubie Brown predicts, "He's a handful." 

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    From Dirk Nowitzki, Peace and Joy

    Danny Bollinger's the man who documents the moves of your Dallas Mavs; if you're not following his fantastic photog blog, which goes more behind-the-scenes than the Wizard of Oz, you're missing out. A week after this festive photo of Dirk Nowitzki snapped at a charity event made the rounds, Danny wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Dirk Tapped as Germany's Flag-Bearer For Friday's Olympics Opener

    Dunno how much that petition had to do with it, but Your Favorite Dallas Maverick Dirk Nowitzki was indeed named Germany's Olympic opener flag-bearer this morning during a media whassup. The main Mav will hoist the colors during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, which takes pla ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2008

    Net Gain

    Kidd and Co. take it to the Nets

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2008

    Dirk on Dirk Ad: "It's Definitely Good."

    Till I can find a better version of the NBA's "Where Amazing Happens" ad featuring Dirk Nowitzki, which debuted last night during the NBA All-Star Game, this shot-off-a-TV version will have to do. One significant note: It's the first player-produced ad -- which is why Dirk told the Fort Worth Star-T ... More >>

  • News

    February 7, 2008

    Mavericks Don't Need Jason Kidd

    No joke, the Mavericks should pass on a major trade and allow this nucleus one more shot

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    Another Reason For Dallas Sports Fans To Be Pissed Off

    You’d be mad. Pounding your fist into an open palm. Mumbling under your breath about a lack of respect, unfair popularity contests and skewed reputations. You’d do all that. That is, if you’d only been paying attention to the Mavericks’ suddenly successful season. But to most Dallas sports f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    Tonight, Tonight

    The Smashing Pumpkins, at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie last Sunday, love the DFW -- or, at the very least, our wimmins. Best show ever? So says drummer Jimmy Chamberlin in this brief clip, his reasons amplified by a grinning, thumbs-up William Corgan Jr. In other pickings from the local random ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007

    Have A Mav-ulous Holiday

    Formulating Christmas gift lists and pondering what in the world to get the Dallas Mavericks fan who has everything? I mean, in recent times the Mavs have rid themselves of the albatross, made the NBA Finals and finally beaten the Warriors. Short of a time machine that could zap us back to the start ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2007
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    September 11, 2007

    Dallas Sports Elite Swank It Up for Awards

    Just give us the highlights, Scott. There won’t be a red carpet per se, but if you want to ooooh and ahhhh at the most swank of Dallas sports dignitaries all dressed up with somewhere to go, Tuesday is the night and The Fairmont Hotel is the place. It’s the 42nd annual Dallas All Sports Associat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2007

    Your Weekly Creepy Dirk Video

    Did you know Dirk Nowitzki turned 29 last week -- June 19, actually? And, thanks to The Ticket's Bob Sturm (and everyone else), who discovered a very "lovely dirk" homage on the YouTubes, this is how we've been celebrating ever since. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007

    Whoa, Nellie

    It's all you, Erick Dampier. Even if you do have a man purse. It’s all about Nelson. Not this one. This one. Like some of us have said before, Don Nelson is an entertaining clown whose unorthodox coaching gimmickry sometimes makes better teams look bad. But in the end, he can’t beat our Johnson. ... More >>

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Definitely Dallas

    The Mavs will win the championship. Right?

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2006
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    August 28, 2006

    The Good German

    The Agence France-Presse, for which I worked briefly during my extended stay in Paris during the 1920s and '30s, has a story this afternoon about how badly Dirk Nowitzki wants to stay a Dallas Maverick, to the point where he'd like to get his contract extended till 2011. Nowitzki's in Japan at the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2006


    The Dallas Mavericks won't win the NBA's Southwest Division championship. But last Friday night in San Antonio they earned something more precious: confidence. With a 92-86 victory over the Spurs, the Mavs proved they can win playoff-intensity road games against the league's defending champion. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2006

    He Knows Nothing. NOTHING.

    From Frankfurt, Germany, courtesy the Associated Press, comes this news: "The man who discovered Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has been charged with tax evasion." That'd be one Holger Geschwindner, Nowitzki's one-time personal coach, who's in trouble with German officials for allegedly biting ... More >>

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Dirk's Little Secret

    In an exclusive investigative report, we discover another all-star facet to the main Mav

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2006
  • News

    February 23, 2006

    Dork Nowitzki

    Turns out the best player on the NBA's best team is a normal guy

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    New Kids on the Block

    The Nash-less Mavs try to hang tough and build a winning team from scratch

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Maverick

    Steve Nash

  • News

    April 8, 2004

    Moody Mavs

    For a team headed to the playoffs, Nellie's group is a schizo bunch

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Kodak Moment

    Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash's drunk pix

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Half of Basketball Ever

    First half of the Western Conference Semifinals Game 2

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Back to the Future

    For Dirk, Don and the Mavs to compete with the Lakers, they'll have to look to an unlikely source for inspiration: the late-'80s teams of Mark Aguirre and Dick Motta

  • Culture

    February 4, 1999

    Net gain

    Things are looking up for the Mavs -- of course, everything's up from the bottom

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