Deion Sanders, amazing football player, atrocious charter school operator, dropped by K104's "Dede in the Morning" show on Thursday to field some friendly questions and share his perspective on current events. At least we think that's what he means: I'm on K104 in Dallas right now. I'm keep ... More >>
A (Wait, It's Already Midseason?) Midseason Report
Cabe BoothCabe Booth's name might not ring too many bells. But if you've ever been to the Curtain Club, you've seen his artwork. Creating stunning, life-like paintings of legendary bands, you might as well stare at them for hours.Booth's birthday is coming up this week, and for his birthday ... More >>
Derrick Williams -- The best player availableArizona forward Derrick Williams is a beast. He has 3-point shooting range, can score in the paint with either hand and has an NBA body that can bang and rebound on the low blocks. And that's it. The rest of the 2011 NBA Draft class: Weak t ... More >>
A playoff preview? Remember waaaay back when the Mavericks were salivating over somehow catching the Spurs for the best record in the NBA's Western Conference and homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs? Don't look now, but after last night's home loss, the goal is to somehow hold onto ... More >>
If the Mavs don't win tonight, at least J.J. Barea's got this to look forward to.The Dallas Mavericks say tonight's showdown against the Los Angeles Lakers isn't a statement game. The Dallas Mavericks are lying. Beating the Timberwolves, Warriors, Jazz, Suns and -- last night -- the Clippe ... More >>
If only that guy on the left was still a part of this team Over the past decade the Dallas Mavericks have been the NBA's best team at winning games they were supposed to win. In building a legacy of 11 consecutive seasons with 50 wins and playoff appearances, the Mavericks rarely lose aga ... More >>
I picked exactly one team of March Madness' Elite Eight and I long ago lost all of my Final Four (Pittsburgh, Louisville, San Diego State and Washington). But after a weekend of shocking upsets don't tell me your bracket isn't likewise busted. CBS cherishes a Cinderella and Americans ... More >>
I totally recognize that Blake Griffin is the shit. His in-game dunking has made must-see TV out of LA Clippers' games. And you'd think that a dude who jumps over a car should automatically win the NBA's All-Star Slam Dunk contest. But I watched a very entertaining dunk competition Saturday night ... More >>
This is the price we pay for David Stern's mission to make the NBA a global game. Because, after further review, yes, a million Chinese can be wrong. When the NBA announces its 2011 All-Star Game starters during tonight's double-header on TNT, the Western Conference's center will be ... Yao ... More >>
Blake Griffin had one highlight - his NBA-leading 100th dunk of the season off an alley-oop in the first quarter. But for the most part Tuesday night at American Airlines Center, it was same ol' Clippers. And same ol' Mavericks. Which meant, of course, Dallas 112, Los Angeles 105. The Clippe ... More >>
Peja Stojakovic? Sure, he'll help the Dallas Mavericks. With the way their offense has bogged lately anyone that can shoot is going to be a bonus. But he's a small, perhaps minuscule step in the right direction. He's no solution. No final piece to the puzzle that is currently scattered all over th ... More >>
Get ready for Mavs-Spurs. And I don't mean just in Wednesday night's regular-season finale at American Airlines Center. I mean in the playoffs. Yes, again. With a walk-in-the-park, 23-point win over the ridiculous Clippers Monday night in Los Angeles, the Mavericks clinched at least the ... More >>
While the basketball outfit has hit a tiny pothole on its way to next month's playoffs, the Dallas Mavericks' dance team is already in its post-season routine. Today the Mavs kick off the 5th Annual NBA.com Dance Team Bracket with a first-round matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers&n ... More >>
Anthony "Spud" Webb dazzled Reunion Arena and captured America in 1986. Unfortunately, I'd seen his act before. As a horrible point guard for the 1981 Duncanville High School Panthers, I had the ball stolen from me on consecutive possessions by Webb, then a star at Wilmer-Hutchins. After the ... More >>
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 >>
Shawn Marion. Drew Gooden. Roddy Beaubois. Quinton Ross. Count ABC among the non-believers in your new-and-maybe-sorta-somehwhat improved Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs' schedule for next season has them appearing nine times on ESPN, seven times on NBATV, four times on TNT and, um, zero tim ... More >>
I know, let's raid the rich basketball heritage of SMU and the Memphis Grizzlies! Take the White Out to yesterday's speculative depth chart and dust off Laura Miller's old parade plans, your Dallas Mavericks just signed ... drum roll ... Quintin Ross! Starred at Kimball High School. Starred a ... More >>
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 >>
Steelers 27, Cardinals 23: Best Super Bowl ever? Santonio Holmes' tip-toe TD: Best Super Bowl catch ever? The Boss: Best Super Bowl halftime show ever? Better late than never, I've got XLIII thoughts about Super Bowl 43: 43. Gotta make it snappy. My free Grand Slam at Denny's is calling. 4 ... More >>
You like me, having trouble taking Super Bowl XLIII seriously? I mean, the Cardinals? The Arizona/Phoenix/St. Louis Cardinals?! I know, both teams beat the Cowboys, but neither feel "super." Just seems like another spare NFL game. This, sports fans, is what it would be like if the Clippers made the ... More >>
Since I'm drowning in deadline, hirsute Observer Night & Day Editor Noah Bailey is kind enough - bold enough - to stand in. Noah, take it away: After the Mavs beat Baron Davis' Clippers last week, I couldn't help but reconsider Davis' much-ballyhooed place in the pantheon of NBA beards. A 4-17 reco ... More >>
Kevin Millwood, the Rangers' ... um ... ace? Sure, we'll go with "ace." One season commencing and another, um, crashing? Tonight on Fox Sports Net Southwest you can watch Your Texas Rangers begin another march toward mediocrity in their season opener against the Seattle Mariners at 5:40, followed b ... More >>
Is baseball's youngest general manager man enough to rebuild the Rangers?
For the Mavs, tonight it’s -- yawn -- game No. 81. For the Golden State Warriors, it’s the most important event in 13 years. In other words: Psst, hey, buddy, wanna buy a watch? No? OK then, how about I sell you a tip. After watching the Stars sleepwalk against the Canucks on KDFI-Channel 27 at ... More >>
NBA 2K7 towers over the competition.
Caution: Knee jerks hopping off Mavs' bandwagon
Or Is It? Shella Sattler is hot. She is a former cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Clippers. She could pretty much seduce any guy in Dallas. But you know what? Shella craves fat dudes. Weird I know, but there's a twist. Isn't there always? When she's not busy all beautiful and curvy ... More >>
At last dispatching their 800-pound gorilla, Mavs will soon be NBA's big banana
Think SMU hasn't produced a decent NBA player since, oh, Jon Koncak? Don't sell that load of Peruna droppings to the league's two-time MVP. That's because Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash is getting his mane all tangled up in a former Mustang named Quinton Ross. In Thursday night's Game 6 of the Suns- ... More >>
Barkley is barkin' up the wrong tree
Is this the year the Texas Rangers finally...? Nah.
All's so-so in the off-the-mark hoop drama Love & Basketball
The Zone merges into a new format. But does it matter?
Six years after coaching a wretched Mavs team, Gar Heard finally gets back in the game
When Mark Aguirre left the Dallas Mavericks a decade ago, he became the fall guy for the team's decline. Now he's back, dealing with his ghosts and trying to help the franchise regain its former glory.
Ross Perot Jr. owns the Dallas Mavericks, but--for better or worse--it's Don Nelson's team