Mark Cuban, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs shed labels and the Miami Heat on the way to their first NBA championship.
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 >>
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 >>
Yep, pretty much the easiest list I've ever put together. On June 24, 1998 the Dallas Mavericks drafted robust, rotund -- let's face it, fat -- Michigan forward Robert "Tractor" Traylor with the No. 6 pick in the draft. Three picks later the Milwaukee Bucks drafted a German teen named Dirk Nowitzk ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jerry Jones is desperate to break the Super Bowl attendance record, set at the Rose Bowl back in 1980. To do so, he needs to pack 104,000 into Cowboys Stadium. Or around it? He wants to sell ticke ... More >>
The defending Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys were 2-3 under Barry Switzer and on their way to a playoff loss to the Carolina Panthers. The Dallas Mavericks were embarking on a season that started with head coach Jim Cleamons and the Three Js -- Jason Kidd, Jim Jackson and Jamal Mashburn ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I said upon hearing the Josh Howard-for-Caron Butler trade during the NBA All-Star break that the Dallas Mavericks were not only re-shaping their roster but re-booting their playoff prospects. I h ... More >>
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 >>
Mavs' draft gifts usually pale in comparison
Thanks to the Mavericks, welcome to football season
Founding father may finally see Mavs baby grow up a champ
Hated Spurs have beloved Dallas roots
The Academy--y-a-w-n--Awards desperately need a shot of sports
Plus: Winning is Fun; Ethan Makes a Funny
Other teams screwed up by not taking Josh Howard, which helps the Mavs
For whom does the bell toll? Nellie? 'Tawn? 'Toine?
When it comes to Danny Fortson, don't believe everything you hear
Is Antawn Jamison too big a sweetheart to make the Mavs tough enough?
Plus: Your Honor Code
The Mavs fell, but does that mean they're not playing with a full deck?
The Mavs win because they're a rare combo: freewheeling and careful
Our human blooper reel looks back at some questionable calls
Can the Mavs guard anyone? To find out, John Gonzalez gets offensive with a drunk Don, a focused Finley and a nutty Cuban.
Plus: No Look
That lovable jackass from Philly returns. Oh, joy.
From A-Rod to Z-routes, the year that was in Big D sports
The Mavs' resident Christian prays for more playing time
The truth shall set you free; Trouble dribble
Six years after coaching a wretched Mavs team, Gar Heard finally gets back in the game
1998 December 3-9
The Mavericks are losing games--and faith in head coach Jim Cleamons
Ross Perot Jr. is pushing 40, and still trying to slip from his father's shadow. He's built Alliance Airport, bought the Mavericks, and is trying to ramrod a new arena. But he isn't a pit bull like his old man. That's where Frank Zaccanelli comes in.