His critics wouldn't call him soft, but his teammates would still lead the Mavs to another early exit.
Buzz Bissinger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. His Friday Night Lights captured high-school football in Texas, spawned a network TV series and afforded him writing immortality. Buzz Bissinger is also an idiot. At least when it comes to the NBA. His "White Men Can't Root" column for ... More >>
Where were you on October 11, 1980? I was inside Reunion Arena, watching the Dallas Mavericks and guys like Winford Boynes and Tom LaGarde somehow beat George Gervin and the San Antonio Spurs, 103-92, in their inaugural game as an NBA franchise. At 1-0 - at least for a night - th ... 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 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 >>
Chicks dig the long ball. We all love the fireworks. But nobody is connected to home runs like your Texas Rangers. I know they have 20 sacrifice bunts, 78 stolen bases and a committment to try and manufacture runs this season, but in the end - same as it ever was - seems the Rangers' ... More >>
Back in September, as city officials were offering the contents of Reunion Arena in an everything-must-go auction, Patrick Michels and I were given a tour of the joint by Randy Barner, the facility's operations manager since 1983 and, now, the last man standing at the venerable facility. Among the i ... More >>
Hated Spurs have beloved Dallas roots