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Erick Dampier

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    May 30, 2011

    Before the 2011 NBA Finals Start, One More Look Back at 2006 to Put Into Perspective Why This Series is So Dang Important

    Sorry to pee on your Memorial Day barbecue, but you gotta get mad one more time before we can get even. Revenge, after all, is best served ... in South Beach. I know only Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry remain for the Mavericks and Udonis Haslem and Dwyane Wade remain on the Heat from the 2006 ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    December 22, 2010

    Butler and Chandler Lead Mavs to Best Road Start in Franchise History; Nowitzki Passes Larry Legend on All-Time Scoring List

    Stolen from the Bobcats in deal for Matt Carroll, Eduardo Najera and effin' Erick Dampier, Tyson Chandler's a big reason why Dallas is off to such a great start.​The Mavericks continued to prove that they're indeed the best team in the league as they improved their road record to a franchise-best ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Ready or Not, Here Comes Basketball Season

    ​With the Cowboys' hopes buried, the Rangers' pursuit of Cliff Lee still a week from climax and the leftover turkey all but scarfed, time for your Mavericks to snatch our attention. If they haven't already. In case you're one of those that refuses to pay attention to basketball before Th ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010
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    November 9, 2010

    Don't Look Now, But Your Dallas Mavericks Have a Decent Center

    Danny Bollinger​Can't remember the last time Erick Dampier had 12 points on perfect shooting and 13 rebounds in a win over an elite opponent. I'm sure it happened, but not nearly enough. That's why, in part, Dampier was traded in the off-season for Tyson Chandler. The positive effects for t ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Yet Again, Shawn Bradley is Benched

    ​Hadn't thought of the former Dallas Mavericks center in years -- certainly, not since his retirement from the National Basketball Association in 2005. Who knew the way-too-longtime Mav was running for a seat in the Utah House of Representatives? But, sure enough: "I have been fortunate in life to ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Dallas Mavericks Pick a Really Bad Night to Start the 2010-11 Season

    ​Poor Mark Cuban. With his billions and success, seems weird to type that. But think of his plight: In August he came this close to buying the Texas Rangers. Now not only are those same Rangers on the verge of winning the World Series, they're taking a big steamy, stinky one on his Dallas Ma ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Oh Yeah, About Your Dallas Mavericks

    ​The Rangers are back in the playoffs. The Cowboys are back in the race. And look now, but the Dallas Mavericks are back in training camp. Yes, already. Just five months after they walked off the court in the wake of another disappointing first-round playoff loss (this one to the San Ant ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    The Mavs Finally Make Their Move, and the Rangers Trump Them?

    ​Hope Mark Cuban enjoyed his love, because now comes a dose of reality. As much as I was excited by the Texas Rangers' trade for pitching ace Cliff Lee, I was disappointed by the Dallas Mavericks' big summer shocker: Erick Dampier and his long-coveted expiring contract for ... A backup c ... 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 3, 2010

    Dallas Mavericks: Where Do We Go Now?

    ​I was really excited - re-invested, as it were - in the Dallas Mavericks and this year's NBA Playoffs. The team was poised. The games are fun. The conversations about the games are entertaining. The city is empowered by the wins and somehow galvanized by the losses. But, alas, the circus ten ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    GAME 6: Spurs 97, Mavs 87. My Top 10 Observations.

    Another year, another painful playoff loss.​10. The Mavericks are now the only NBA team to lose in the first round of the playoffs as a No. 1 and No. 2 seed. Granted the four-time champion Spurs aren't your pedestrian No. 7 seed, but it's still an ugly epitaph to have etched on your tombsto ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    GAME 5: Mavs 103, Spurs 81. My Top 10 Observations.

    Game. On.​10. Welcome to the playoffs, Tuff Juice. Caron Butler set the tone last night at the raucous American Airlines Center. 35 points and 11 rebounds were nice. But it was his aggression - and 0 turnovers - that punched the Spurs in the face. 9. Game 6 is Thursday night in San Antonio. ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    GAME 2: Spurs 102, Mavs 88. My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Give Spurs coach Gregg Popovich credit. His "dogs" played harder and better than Dallas. In fact, they jumped to a 9-0 lead and basically used the Mavs as a fire hydrant. 9. Watching Erick Dampier and Brendan Haywood, it's Dallas' best center duo since Gana Diop was here with Damp in '06 ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Mavericks 100, Spurs 94: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Asked Mavs owner Mark Cuban on his Stairmaster last night if he was serious about his story of almost imploding the team in late January before finding the Caron Butler trade: "Absolutely the truth. Ask my wife." 9. In crunch time, it was Jason Kidd on Manu Ginobli. He doesn't always sto ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Is Brendan Haywood Already the Best Mavericks' Center Ever?

    Still the best?​No, but he's close. Not that the Washington Wizard-turned-Maverick hasn't played impressively in his first four games in Dallas (10.8 points, 8.8 rebounds), but it says more about our sad history than his play, doesn't it? Haywood, part of last week's trade that sent J ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    After 7-Player Trade, Your Mavericks are Better. But How Much Better?

    New Mav Caron Butler​Three years ago to the day I loved Josh Howard. But this morning I'm thrilled that he's no longer a Dallas Maverick. Why? Because lost in the parties and record-setting crowd of NBA All-Star Weekend was a seven-player trade that both re-shaped the Mavs' roster and re-bo ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    There's an Untouchable Maverick not Named Dirk Nowitzki?

    Danny Bollinger The Untouchable?​Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is grumpy. Understandably so. His team has lost 5 of 7 - punctuated by last night's embarrassing 36-point loss in Denver - heading into NBA All-Star Weekend right here in his own backyard. Cuban has apparently scrapped ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    10. As in, Ten Consecutive Narrow Escapes For Your Dallas Mavericks

    Are the Mavs lucky or just dang good?​Mavericks 108, Bucks 107 last night. Partly thanks to coach Rick Carlisle's meticulous end-game sets, and sometimes because they've just been lucky, the Mavs have won 10 consecutive one-point games. The feat ties the NBA record set by the St. Louis Hawk ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Mavs Whip Hapless Knicks by Half-a-Hundred, But is it the Biggest Ass-Whipping in Metroplex Sports History?

    ​No Jason Kidd. No Erick Dampier. No momentum. No prisoners. Was dilly-daddling around the house yesterday with a rare Sunday off (thanks, Cowboys). Had the Mavs-Knicks on the TV and it was something like 35-30 early in the second quarter. Next thing I know Roddy Beaubois is raining 3-pointer ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.13.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *OK, so let it be known that my buddy and Ticket founding father Mike Rhyner has been/is calling for a Cowboys' appearance in this year's Super Bowl. This, after 14-plus years as president of the a ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    It Ain't Hump Day ... It's Sick Day. Mother Effer.

    ​For a couple weeks I coughed and sneezed and hacked and blew and ... denied. Last night I gave up and went to the doctor. Sure enough: Swine Flu. AIDS. Walking Pneumonia. Sorry, but today I gotta make this - ahhhhhchooooo! - short and sweet: *Rick Carlisle gets mad and Erick Dampier gets wha ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    If You Missed This Morning's NBA All-Star Game Voting Kick-Off Press Conference ...

    ... a behind-the-scenester was there to capture the whole thing, from pre-game to big finish. Here's the formal how-do, featuring Voice of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Followill introducing Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert (who has "instituted many policies that have dramatically improved the quality of life ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Bang For Your Buck? The Worst Contracts in the History of Dallas/Fort Worth That I Can Think Off the Top of My Head.

    ​Jerry Jones signing DeMarcus Ware to a 6-year, $78 million contract is probably going to pay off in the long room. Ware is a good person, a great player and - barring something terribly unforeseen - a decent bargain. One thing Jerry's proven over his tenure is that he isn't afraid to ov ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Mark Cuban: Super Bowl or Bust?

    ​It wasn't exactly as declarative as when Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones injected his all-or-nothing expectations into the season a month ago, but Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban believes his team is as good - actually, better - than the one that went to the NBA Finals in 2006. "The ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009
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    July 29, 2009

    Done Deals? Your 2009-10 Dallas Mavericks

    The missing link? Or merely the last move?​Well, after yesterday's signing of 3-point shooting specialist Tim Thomas I think the Dallas Mavericks are finished with their significant off-season moves. Of course, at points during the summer I also thought Marcin Gortat was coming, Brandon Bas ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    Whitt's End: 7.24.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Once upon a time Walter Cronkite was the "most trusted man in America." His death got me wondering who wears that crown today? The answer hurts: Oprah. *Sure smells like the Dallas Mavericks - who lo ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Your 2009-10 Dallas Mavericks?!

    I's aren't dotted. T's aren't crossed. Some negotiations aren't finished. Others haven't even started. But let's assume smooth sailing and peer into the crystal basketball. With the Dallas Mavericks eyeing Shawn Marion, this could be their opening-night roster: Point Guard: Jason Kidd/ J.J. Bar ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    May 19, 2009

    Can the Mavs Draft Their Way Back Into Contention?

    Danny Bollinger After him, Dallas' draft history this decade gets really bad really quick.As we prepare to watch the Lakers turn the Thuggets (L.A. in 7) into mere mortals in the Western Conference Finals, let's ponder what the Mavs can do to get back into the NBA's final four. *Re-sign Jaso ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Mavericks-Nuggets: A Requiem in 5 Predictable Parts

    No Jason Terry. No Gatorade dump. Hindsight, they say, is 20/20. Sometimes, unfortunately, so is foresight. On Friday, May 1 I picked the Denver Nuggets to eliminate the Dallas Mavericks in five games. Last night it came to pass, in the form of Nuggets 124, Mavs 110. Dirk Nowitzki was as grit ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Mavs-Nuggets: Irrationally Optimistic Game 3 Preview

    Danny Bollinger Bite the bullet, Josh. Or your jersey. Whatever works.Before Game 1: Doubtless. After Game 1: Defiant. Before Game 2: Determined. After Game 2: Depressed. Before Game 3: Desperate? Delusional? Dead? Fine, then you tell me. For my prediction of Thuggets in 5 to remain in play, ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Sheepish Mavericks 96, Shitty Timberwolves 94

    Because the Mavs beat one of the worst teams in the NBA, they may get to avoid playing the best. Embarrassing that the Dallas Mavericks had to pull a leftover Easter rabbit out of their hat last night against the Minnesota Timberwolves at American Airlines Center. But in this economy ... sorr ... More >>

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    April 10, 2009

    Whitt's End: 4.10.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *What's more obtuse: That Iowa is now a more progressively liberal state than California, or that the Texas Rangers woke up this morning as the only undefeated team in the American League? *Feels like the ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    Houston, We Have a ... Three-Game Winning Streak?

    5-7 is looking pretty good right about now, huh? When you get a break from resurrecting the Cowboys, take a minute to not bury the Mavericks either. On the brink of a 2-8 start Monday night, the Mavericks last night beat the Rockets in Houston for their third consecutive victory. Even better ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
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    February 12, 2008

    Regular Season Don't Mean Nothin'. At Least, You Gotta Hope Not.

    No, I still don’t think the Mavericks should trade for Jason Kidd. But another couple upchuck performances like the last two nights, and even Mark Cuban will get antsy. While you digest these hideous numbers, keep calmly repeating to yourself, It’s only February … It’s only February … It ... More >>

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    November 15, 2007

    Scattershooting … With All Due Respect

    Not only is Jason Witten's wife Michelle an E.R. nurse, but she also has 20/16 vision in both eyes. Scattershooting while wondering what ever happened to legendary, old-school press like Bud Shrake, Dan Jenkins and, of course, Blackie Sherrod. Cool, they’re right here. Hold a sec while I find my f ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007

    Meet the Dallas Mavericks -- They're, Like, "Underdogs." Riiiight.

    The guy in the mohawk, that’s Devean George. The big dude dragging his injured shoulder, Erick Dampier. The two with longer hair since the last time you saw them, they’re Dirk Nowitzki and Avery Johnson. And the team that’s walking around and reacting to last spring’s colossal collapse with ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 21, 2007

    Popeye Jones Musta Taken His Spinach

    Last night, before the Mavs throttled the Knicks in NYC, somebody with a video cam was recording Erick Dampier taking a few warm-up shots. What they caught was something accidentally spectacular: this shot by former Mav-turned-Dallas assistant coach Popeye Jones, who's one of four on the player deve ... More >>

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    December 29, 2006
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    December 28, 2006
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    November 22, 2006

    Hey, Now, You're An All-Star

    Gee, wonder why the NBA's having its All-Star Game in Las Vegas this season. Nothing to do with the fantasy suites at the hotel run by the Kings' owners, surely. I will definitely be in attendance when the NHL All-Star Game rolls through town in January. Continuing that theme of blanket civic servi ... More >>

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    June 5, 2006

    Diesel Does Dallas

    One of these guys will not be playing in the NBA Finals beginning Thursday. That is so awesome. The good news: After 26 long years your Dallas Mavericks are in the NBA Finals. The bad news: Shaquille O'Neal is coming to town. Whether it's been dunking on Shawn Bradley, mocking Erick Dampier, flirtin ... More >>

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    December 1, 2005
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    November 3, 2005

    The Dallas Donuts

    Can Dampier finally fill Mavs' middle?

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    October 28, 2004

    New Kids on the Block

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

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