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Kobe Bryant

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    The Eight Worst NBA/Music Crossovers

    Listen, we know most of you aren't paying attention to the NBA finals like you were last year, but for those of who are (some out of Heat Hate, some out of love for the game), we've been treated to some rather abysmal NBA promos featuring Linkin Park's shitty, shitty music. This is nothing new, as ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Do You Miss Pro Basketball Enough to Want to Watch the Josh Howard All-Stars?

    ​Your World Champion Dallas Mavericks were supposed to take on the Indiana Pacers tonight at the American Airlines Center, the sixth of eight preseason games leading to November 1's regular-season opener against Chicago at the AAC. But with each passing day, it's looking more and more like the loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Best of Dallas 2011: Sports (Director's Cut and Deleted Scenes)

    ​Some are good. Some are getting better. But only a select few are the best. When it comes to our annual Best of Dallas issue I've made it easy this year. For those of you too cheap to "buy" a paper that's absolutely free, just sit back in your boxers and click, click, click away. ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    The Top 5 Worst Draft Picks in the History of Your Dallas Mavericks

    Coulda been Kobe​Determining the best Mavs' pick of all-time is simple: Dirk Nowitzki. You know the story. In 1998 then-general manager Don Nelson took the giant German in a draft-day switcheroo with the Milwaukee Bucks for the late, not-so-great Robert "Tractor" Trayor. Just a week after t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Why Mark Cuban Should Really Get Championship Rings for the Mavs

    It just wouldn't be the same if Jordan had five rings and a show pony.​Tough to tell how serious Mark Cuban is about forgoing championship rings and getting something else to commemorate the franchise's first title. But he seems pretty committed to changing it up. "Rings are old school," Cuba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS -- South Beach: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Ate dinner last night at Prime Italian on South Beach. In the midst of ridiculous opulence in the form of $20 valet parking and $100,000 cars, it was relatively affordable. $125 for a steak and a couple drinks. Thumbs up. 9. They also offered prime Kobe steak for $30 an ounce. Ou ... More >>

  • News

    May 12, 2011

    Beat L.A.? The Mavs Might Replace Them on the Mountaintop.

    Sharp shooting and shoddy predictions on the Mavs' road to the NBA Finals.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Dirk Nowitzki a Top 10 NBA Player of All-Time? Yes, But Only Among Players Without a Ring

    ​You know me, the biggest Dirk Nowitzki homer in town. But Rick Carlisle even made me cringe earlier this week by tabbing the Mavs' star as a top 10 NBA player "of all time."Carlisle has been great in these NBA Playoffs. Keeping his Mavericks mentally together after the Game 4 Portland Pratfal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Mavs-Lakers: Looking Back at a Great Series ... and a Horrible Prediction

    ​Never been happier to be wrong. And I don't care that I wasn't alone -- I admit I was wrong. I'm stunned by the Mavs sweeping the Lakers, punctuated by Sunday's 122-86 epic shellacking. Matter of fact, I'm more surprised by this outcome than the Navy SEALs sweeping Osama. I gave currency to&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    2011 NBA WEST SEMIS GAME 2 -- Mavs 93, Lakers 81: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. For the Mavs, a shocking 2-0 lead. For the Lakers, a Stinko de Mayo. L.A. missed its first 15 3-pointers and was booed off the court in Staples Center. As they head for Dallas and Friday night's Game 3, the Lakers are muttering things like "dispirited" and "trust issues." Surreal. 9 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Mavs-Lakers Game 2 Preview From the Puerto Rican Point Guard and the Old Coach

    ​I asked Mavericks backup point guard J.J. Barea what he was thinking as the ball left Kobe Bryant's hand on the potential game-winning 3-pointer in Monday's Game 1 at Staples Center. "I wasn't thinking," Barea said. "I was praying." Despite playing 44 minutes of superb basketball -- the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Mavs-Lakers Preview: Lakers in 5

    Some of us have waited 23 years to "Beat L.A.!" Sorry, I don't see it happening in 2011 either. When the Lakers and Mavs begin their best-of-seven Western Conference Semifinal series tonight at 9:30 in Staples Center, there is an undeniable fact that overrides any and all X's and O's: The two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.15.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If the Mavericks lose in the first round to the Trail Blazers, Rick Carlisle should be fired. The window propped open by 33-year-old Dirk Nowitzki is closing, and 50-something wins without a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​Game 1   at Dallas       Sat.                    8:30 (ESPN) Game 2   at Dallas       Tue.    &nb ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2011
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    January 17, 2011

    On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I Have A ... List. Of the Best Black Athletes in the History of Ever

    ​While a lot of you are off work today, take time to remember and refresh the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The rest of us? Let's commemorate MLK Day with an impossible task: Selecting the world's all-time greatest black athletes. First step, choosing the criteria. Sheer athleticism? ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 13, 2011
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    June 18, 2010

    Whitt's End: 6.18.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Watching Thursday night's NBA Finals Game 7, it struck me just how far your Dallas Mavericks are from a championship. Lakers 83, Celtics 79 was a rugged, violent scrum on every possession. I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Lakers > Celtics. Kobe = Jordan?

    ​Kobe Bryant tonight will do something Michael Jordan never did: Win a Game 7 of the NBA Finals. I know the simpleton argument is that Jordan was so good his Chicago Bulls were never pushed to the brink. Nonetheless, Kobe's feat in this series - Most Valuable Player, rallying his team from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Keeping the Faith: Lakers in 7

    ​The Boston Celtics have the lead. But the Los Angeles Lakers have the advantage. Right? Boston needs just win one - tonight in Game 6 or in a Game 7 Thursday night - to clinch its record 18th NBA Championship. They won't get it. As I said before the series, Lakers in 7. How's that you a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Lakers Over Celtics: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. With a combined 32 championships, isn't this the all-time greatest rivalry in sports? Thought so.  9. Kobe Bryant may be one of the greatest players of all time, but don't be shocked if Boston point guard Rajon Rondo is the best player on the court. 8. The Dallas Mavericks ... More >>

  • News

    February 18, 2010
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    February 12, 2010

    Whitt's End: 2.12.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The combo of weather and injuries and chicken shits is diminishing NBA All-Star Weekend. No Kobe Bryant. No Allen Iverson. No LeBron James in the dunk contest. Silver lining: Mavs' icon Dirk Nowit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Mavs Sweep L.A. Raise Your Hand If You Saw This One Coming.

    Maybe the sweet new baby blues are lucky?​After attending last Tuesday's sluggish opener at American Airlines Center, I didn't exactly think the Dallas Mavericks were a hideous outfit that would miss the playoffs. But I certainly didn't see them beating the Los Angeles Lakers. Maybe: 1) The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Today In Music News: Weezy Loves Kobe, Rihanna Gets Her Diss Track On, LeAnn Rimes Is Clingy

    Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, June 8, 2009...Lil' Wayne has such a affinity for Kobe Bryant that he's penned a song about him called, shockingly, "Kobe Bryant."  Word is it's the best song ever about a once-alleged rapist.I guess Rihanna has officially moved on--she's writi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    NBA Finals: Lakers in 4

    So DJ Mbenga and Josh Powell will have a ring but Dirk Nowitzki won't. Yeah, that seems fair.The only drama: When his Orlando Magic are dismantled by the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, will Dwight Howard shake hands or pull a LeBrat James? We all wanted Kobe vs. LeBron. Instead, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Whitt's End: 5.22.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *You'll have to savor this offering like a cow with its cud, because this morning I'm headed out to the Byron Nelson to chug margaritas and chase girls in The Pavilion watch golf and conduct research ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    How the Dallas Mavericks Can Avoid the Lakers

    Not saying Dirk and the Mavs are sitting pretty. But they have a chance.About a month ago in this cover story Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told me his team didn't fear a first-round NBA Playoff matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers. "The Lakers don't intimidate us at all," Cuban maintains ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Title Nein!

    I play sports because I love them. But I watch sports because I love to see done what I can't do. I watch Tiger Woods because I can't hit a 7-iron 210 yards. I watch Andy Roddick because I can't hit a serve 149 mph. I watch Kobe Bryant because I can't dunk. I read ESPN The Magazine's Rick Reill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    10 Questions: Kenny Bowers

    He is synonymous with seafood in this market, having been associated with, oh, Daddy Jack's and Rockfish and Big Fish Little Fish before opening his own multi-purpose place, Kenny's Wood Fired Grill.Recently the Boston native added a new bar space (banking on the cougar image to attract the right cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    What's In My Closet? NBA 50 Greatest Edition

    Snagged this poster during All-Star Weekend '97 in Cleveland. It's the NBA's 50 Greatest Players. Was going over it the other day and wondering how different it would look today? Would Kobe Bryant bump someone off? Who'd get cut? Would Tim Duncan squeeze into the picture? Steve Nash? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Who Would You Trade Dirk For?

    A year ago tomorrow the Mavs pulled the trigger on their controversial blockbuster, sending Devin Harris and two first-round draft picks to the New Jersey Nets for Jason Kidd. Lookie who's in town tonight? It's those same Nets and a very different Harris, fresh off his All-Star appearance and a 41-p ... More >>

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    November 11, 2008
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    October 27, 2008
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    October 8, 2008

    A Ranking You’ll Find Hard to Believe

    Nein danke?! Dirk Nowitzki isn’t one of the 10 most popular NBA players in Europe. I know. What gives? Technically, I guess, it’s his uniform that isn’t so loved as Dirk’s No. 41 isn’t among the NBA’s just-released list of most popular jerseys across the pond. Kobe Bryant is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    Chris Bosh Is Packed for China and the Olympics. Now, It's All Crackin'.

    After the jump, Chris Bosh's video adios to his hometown as he leaves for Las Vegas on his way to Beijing, where the Toronto Raptor forward will play for Team USA along with the likes of Jason Kidd, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade. The video, shot outside durin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2008

    Mark Cuban, Jason Kidd and the Olympics' Gold Double-Standard

    Mark Cuban has weighed in today with his thoughts on "The NBA and the Olympics," which is more or less his original April 2004 post with an additional 322 unedited words added to the beginning. Among them: Are we sure the Olympics is about patriotism and pride? Or is it about commercialism? Im certa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Boston Three Party

    In retrospect, last night's title was won last summer. Three things I guarantee after last night watching the Celtics, not surprisingly, beat the Lakers for the NBA Championship: 1. Kobe Bryant isn’t, in fact, Michael Jordan. In the clincher, he went 22 minutes between baskets. 2. Coa ... More >>

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    June 5, 2008
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    March 3, 2008

    Your Daily Jason Kidd Oops Update

    On second thought, maybe Avery Johnson was right to bench Jason Kidd during crunch time. The newest Mav hideously short-armed a free throw that would’ve tied yesterday’s loss to the Lakers with 10 seconds remaining. After Kidd’s gaffe, Kobe Bryant polished off a 52-point masterpiece with two f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2007

    NBA GMs Not High on Dirk

    The annual NBA.com general managers survey is out, and they're hit-and-miss when it comes to Dallas Maverick Dirk Nowitzki. Of the seven ballers picked as MVP contenders, ain't one of 'em named Dirk; instead, the GMs' early-season picks are, in order, LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    Scattershooting ...

    The best reason to try out for the Dallas Desperados, we're thinking. Scattershooting … while wondering whatever happened to this guy. The Lakers might be dumb enough to trade Kobe Bryant. But, sorry, Mavs fans, they aren’t stupid enough to deal him to a Western Conference team ... If the VIP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    Cuban Dancing Around Kobe

    For those who missed it last night, ESPN interviewed Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban about the rumors that Kobe Bryant might be leaving Los Angeles for Dallas. Cuban talks about the Mavs being "opportunistic" and willing "to explore" their options, but the best part of this brief segment: It was t ... More >>

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    June 28, 2007
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    June 12, 2007

    Jersey Whirl

    Apparently a few-years-old rape charge, a slew of 50-point games in a .500 season and a number change are worth more than an MVP title. But don’t take it from me. Just ask the millions of NBA fans worldwide who this season made Kobe Bryant’s No. 24 jersey the league’s top seller. The Mavs’ D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2006

    Sports News You Can Use or Peruse or, Even, Abuse

    In our ramp-up to the Mavs-Heat NBA Finals, which tips off tomorrow night, we continue our wrap-up of the national media coverage of the series. Let's begin all the way up in Washington state, where Seattle Times writer Percy Allen brands this a most watchable series--and not only that, but the "daw ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Rumor That Got Us All Worked Up Over Nothing

    Shaq to come to the Dallas Mavericks

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2003

    Take a Jump at the Lakers

    Kobe Bryant does his dunk and cover

  • Dining

    July 11, 2002

    Reality Bites

    Authentic cuisine requires trust, vigilance...and a trip overseas

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