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    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.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    From Our Archives: "Crocodile Nowitzki"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Mavs in the West Finals: We've Done This Before

    ​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 >>

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    February 24, 2011

    The Best Trade in the History of Your Dallas Mavericks

    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 >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Whitt's End: 1.14.11

    ​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 >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Oct. 1, 1996: Where Were You When the Rangers Won Their Playoff Game? Their Only One.

    ​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 >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Whitt's End: 3.12.10

    ​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 >>

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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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    September 24, 2009
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    November 6, 2008
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    September 2, 2008

    Star-Studded Tuesday

    The DASA awards make for the most, um, interesting pairings. Right, Scott? If you have $200 – or perhaps $5,000 – burning a hole in your jorts, make plans to be at the Fairmont Hotel tonight for the 43rd annual Dallas All-Sports Association Awards Banquet. It’s the one chance a year for Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    Bummer Summer

    I guess we're supposed to feel better about the Mavs because of him. Somehow, we don't. So our Dallas Mavericks officially re-signed Devean George yesterday. That goes in the positive category. I think? Two years ago the Mavs were an elite team coming off an NBA Finals appearance with the le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    Degenerate Bet of the Day

    Another season. Another empty spot on the Mavs' mantle. The basketball season officially ends tonight, when the Celtics beat the Lakers in Boston and win the NBA Championship. In a tense, low-scoring game, gimme the Celtics minus the five, under the 191. For entertainment only, of course. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Rangers' Announcer Tom Grieve to Undergo Prostate Surgery

    The Texas Rangers just announced that colorful color analyst Tom Grieve will undergo prostate surgery and miss 2-3 weeks of the team's TV broadcasts. They say these things are pretty common these days -- Mavs head coach Don Nelson and Rangers hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo come to mind -- but it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Beware The Ghost Of Avery

    Mark it down. Avery Johnson will get another NBA head-coaching gig (he says he’s already been contacted by a team, by the way) and bring his new team into the American Airlines Center and kick his old team’s ass. Nothing new, really. It’s the curse of the ex-Maverick. I mean, I think we c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2008

    The Dallas Mavericks' Official Release Concerning Avery Johnson's Official Release

    Avery Johnson, picking up his Coach of the Year award two years ago. Which seems like a million years ago. Either Mavs owner Mark Cuban takes the suggestions of Unfair Park (and everyone else with eyes) pretty damn seriously, or else Avery Johnson’s dismissal had become that obvious. Probably the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    How Mark Cuban Would Fix SMU (No, Not Like That)

    Speaking of local sports team owners, in the February issue of GQ, Mark Cuban sits down for a Q&A inside his Dallas office -- "a room filled with pictures: Cuban playing rugby; Cuban in front of his private plane; Cuban presenting an award to Don Nelson, the former Mavericks coach whom Cuban loved, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007
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    July 5, 2007

    White Elephants

    Mavs' draft gifts usually pale in comparison

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    June 29, 2007

    Cuban v. Nellie, Round Two

    Former Mavs coach Don Nelson says Mark Cuban owes him millions in back pay -- $6.6 million, to be precise, in a legal battle that just got a little uglier. Reports the San Francisco Chronicle today, Cuban's firing back at his former head coach by claiming in a countersuit that Nellie "violated his n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2007

    Lil' Nellie All Growed Up

    You might not know this, but Donn Nelson was a pretty good college ball player too. Last week, Tom Hicks re-signed wonderboy Jon Daniels to run the Ranger’s sinking (though surprisingly more buoyant of late) ship through 2009, even though the team has one of the worst records in baseball and Danie ... More >>

  • News

    May 10, 2007

    Stinko de Mayo

    Thanks to the Mavericks, welcome to football season

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2007

    A Good Night for Stack

    Watch your back, Stack. You cost Tony Soprano 50 large. Sure, Your Dallas Mavericks are in a 3-1 hole against Don Nelson's Golden State Warriors. Doesn't look good for the home team, which, tomorrow night, might just become the first No. 1 seed sent to an early summer vacation by a No. 8 seed. But i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007

    Mavs in Seven

    Ah, those were good times, weren't they? This weekend, it gets even better. I know, the Dallas Mavericks won 67 games and recorded one of the most amazing regular seasons in NBA history, while the Golden State Warriors barely squeaked into the playoffs with 42 wins. Should be a sweep, right? Won’t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2006

    Fit to be Tied

    Scott Murray apparently has one gig these days: hosting the DASA Awards Banquet. Will he, like, hit you with the highlights? Ties suck, unless you're Troy Dungan, Anna Kournikova's brother or a guy lucky enough to have tickets to next week's Dallas All Sports Association Awards Banquet. The 41st ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2006

    W Stands for "Winner"

    There were a million photos we could have run. We decided to go with this one of swimming pool model Daniel and KDFW-Channel 4's Good Day Dallas producer Dana Rogers. Former mayor Ron Kirk wouldn't engage in a little nyah-nyah-toldya-so last night at the everybody's-a-VIP opening of the W Hotel in V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    The Son and the Suns

    Tractor traded: Do you remember Robert Traylor? He's the backbone of the Dallas Mavericks. No, seriously. Before holding onto our chairs and grabbing our throats during tonight's Apocalyptic Game 5 of the Mavs-Suns NBA Western Conference Finals at the American Airlines Center, let's take a second to ... More >>

  • News

    June 1, 2006

    Proud Papa

    Founding father may finally see Mavs baby grow up a champ

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    May 11, 2006

    Us vs. Us

    Hated Spurs have beloved Dallas roots

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    March 9, 2006

    Oscar Overhaul

    The Academy--y-a-w-n--Awards desperately need a shot of sports

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    March 18, 2004

    Re: Your New Job!

    Plus: Winning is Fun; Ethan Makes a Funny

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    February 26, 2004

    Favorite Mistake

    Other teams screwed up by not taking Josh Howard, which helps the Mavs

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    January 22, 2004

    Ring Them Up

    For whom does the bell toll? Nellie? 'Tawn? 'Toine?

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    December 18, 2003

    Bad Rap

    When it comes to Danny Fortson, don't believe everything you hear

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    October 23, 2003

    Mr. Nice Guy

    Is Antawn Jamison too big a sweetheart to make the Mavs tough enough?

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    June 12, 2003

    Whistling Dixie

    Plus: Your Honor Code

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    June 5, 2003

    House of Cards

    The Mavs fell, but does that mean they're not playing with a full deck?

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    January 16, 2003

    Caution!

    The Mavs win because they're a rare combo: freewheeling and careful

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    January 2, 2003

    Upon Further Review

    Our human blooper reel looks back at some questionable calls

  • News

    November 7, 2002

    The Defense Rests

    Can the Mavs guard anyone? To find out, John Gonzalez gets offensive with a drunk Don, a focused Finley and a nutty Cuban.

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    October 31, 2002

    What Makes Him Tick

    Plus: No Look

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    He's Baaack

    That lovable jackass from Philly returns. Oh, joy.

  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    The Home Stretch

    From A-Rod to Z-routes, the year that was in Big D sports

  • Culture

    November 30, 2000

    Lion Feed

    The Mavs' resident Christian prays for more playing time

  • News

    October 14, 1999

    Buzz

    The truth shall set you free; Trouble dribble

  • Culture

    June 24, 1999

    A decent shot

    Six years after coaching a wretched Mavs team, Gar Heard finally gets back in the game

  • Calendar

    December 3, 1998

    NIGHT & DAY,

    1998 December 3-9

  • Culture

    December 4, 1997

    Foul trouble

    The Mavericks are losing games--and faith in head coach Jim Cleamons

  • News

    July 17, 1997
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    July 3, 1997

    The son almost rises

    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.

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