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Magic Johnson

  • News

    July 7, 2011

    For SMU Football, Adrian Klemm's L.A. Story is Paying Off (But Not Like That)

    And a little movie about the Mustangs' downfall isn't hurting either.

  • News

    June 30, 2011

    The 2011 Mavs Vs. the '88 Version, In a Battle of Smooth Vs. Smothering

    The Mavs are NBA champions, but are they the best team in franchise history?

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    The Best Team in Mavericks' History: '88 vs. '11

    ​While contemplating defensive coordinator Dwane Casey's departure to be the Toronto Raptors' head coach and whom they should take with the 26th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, a couple more Mavs-related items buzzed through my brain this week. 1. Who from the championship team s ... More >>

  • News

    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 12, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS GAME 6 -- Mavericks 105, Heat 95: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. You knew it was going to be an intense game ... even before the game. During shootaround at American Airlines Arena this afternoon neither Dwyane Wade nor LeBron James would respond to Dirk Nowitzki calling their mocking video "childish" and "ignorant." Their response: "We have no comment." B ... More >>

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    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    If Ron Kirk Were NBA Commissioner ...

    ​At this very moment, President Obama's chief of staff, William Daley, is looking for someone to replace Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, who Obama tapped on March 9 to become the next ambassador to China. An afternoon Wall Street Journal item reminds: "Ron Kirk, the U.S. trade representative, is wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Lance Armstrong's Comeback Was, Like Most of 'Em, An Epic Failure

    ​Got the dreaded Tweet from Lance Armstrong last night: Thanks for all the messages on retirement 2.0. And thanks for ALL the support the past 2.5 yrs. Onward! Retirement 2.0 means two things: 1. The greatest cyclist who ever lived is done riding professionally. 2. His comeback that I was so ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    April 9, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.9.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your rope, welcome to Whitt's End: *Don't care if you're a puckhead or merely a fan of storybook endings, you had to have been moved (to tears?) by Mike Modano's swan song at American Airlines Center Thursday night. In his final hom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Loveable Losers or Successfully Consistent?

    ​Dirk did it. Again. As he's done for the last decade around here, Dirk Nowitzki snapped out of ugly shooting night just in time to lift the Dallas Mavericks to an improbable, pulsating victory. This time - mired in a 3-for-16 night - he hit two 3-pointers late in regulation and and then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Ballers and Shotcallers: Zo & Magic's 8-Ball Challenge

    Mattie StaffordAlonzo Mourning lines up a shot. For a whole slideshow from this event, click here.​Zo & Magic's 8-Ball ChallengeCentennial Building in Fair ParkThe red carpet walks kicked off at 7.30 p.m., with Mourning's appearance leading the way. Early attendees were held in a "reception ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    NBA All-Star Week Shootaround

    ​One of the more intriguing concerts scheduled around the NBA All-Star Week is a Saturday-night Haitian-relief benefit at the Palladium featuring Erykah Badu and Jamie Foxx. A couple of Friends of Unfair Park have asked how they can buy tix. Problem is, the event's more or less sold out; I was tol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    To Get Into All Those All-Star Game Parties, It'll Cost You a Thou. That's Ludacris!

    ​Here's the most up-to-date list of NBA All-Star Weekend parties I've seen to date -- though there are some notable no-shows, among them John Singleton's "Black Hollywood Red Carpet" throwdown with Vivica A. Fox at the Fashion Industry Gallery on February 14. That's because that particular event i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Whitt's End: 12.4.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Ho hum, another month of Arbitron PPM ratings and another month of dominance by 1310 AM The Ticket. In the November ratings for the precious Men 25-54 demographic, The Ticket is No. 2 in the Metro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys' Training Camp: Success Over Circus

    ​No Terrell Owens. No Pacman Jones. No Michael Vick or Brett Favre or Michael Crabtree. No drama. To which I say ... Yes! Last summer the Dallas Cowboys broke camp fat 'n happy and consumed with personal agendas. After a successful training camp at San Antonio's Alamodome in which the fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    WWJD: What Was Jason Doing?

    Cool that Dallas Mavericks' guard Jason Kidd was named the NBA's Western Conference Player of the Week. Last week he passed Magic Johnson for No. 3 on the all-time assist list, dished out 20 dimes against the Suns on national television and generally upgraded his room-with-a-view in the Hall of Fame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Video of the Week: Final Four Edition

    Where were you for Magic vs. Bird 30 years ago? Some of you were just twinkles. Some of us were already hip-deep in bracketology. None of us, however, envisioned Dick Enberg's career outlasting Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Al McGuire and Billy Packer.

  • News

    March 5, 2009
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    November 6, 2008

    Get Your Rocks On

    Simmons hosts D.E.F. fundraiser

  • News

    October 9, 2008

    The Mavericks' Faith In Jason Kidd

    For better or worse, the Mavs trust in the power of Bas-Kidd-Ball

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008
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    September 4, 2008

    Six Pac

    The Cowboys are counting on NFL outlaw Pacman Jones to pop the top on their sixth Super Bowl.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Sorry, Elizabeth Marshall, But Your Starbucks Is on "The List." Yours Too, Magic Johnson.

    Late yesterday, Starbucks released the official list of store closures -- "in the spirit of transparency with our partners, customers and communities." And, yes, among the nine Dallas locations is the Greenville Avenue hot spot that Elizabeth Marshall tried to save with an online petition. And it wa ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2008
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    November 5, 2007

    Holier Than Thou? The Church of God in Christ Fights for Its Roots.

    Is Church of God in Christ Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake soft on homosexuality and too cozy with loose-living celebrities? Is he taking his denomination -- the biggest Pentecostal body in the United States -- far away from its roots as a “holiness” church? Or is he ushering in much-needed m ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Pick a Winner

    Rock Lottery celebrates its 10th anniversary, and it's still so Good/Bad

  • News

    August 23, 2007

    Ambassador Class

    Marques Haynes should be wealthy and celebrated. He was always content just to be the best.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2007
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    March 9, 2007

    The Kinky Preacher

    Pastor Sherman Allen of Shiloh Institutional Church of God in Christ offered advice on proper sex techniques, a source says. In what kind of church atmosphere would a woman submit to the unthinkable -- allowing her pastor to paddle her repeatedly in various states of undress, sometimes causing bru ... More >>

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    I Love Josh Howard

    ...And great basketball

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2007
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    October 18, 2006

    Magic Man

    For some the defining question is, "Where were you when JFK was shot?"; for others it's, "Where were you when Challenger exploded?"; for others it's, "Where were you when you lost your virginity?"or even "Where were you when O.J. rode in that white Bronco?" (For the record, my answers are: about to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2006

    The Only Mash-Up That Matters

    Take 25 musicians, a magic hat and 12 short hours and you've got the recipe for one of the most innovative rock-and-roll ideas ever born. Rock Lottery returns to Dan's Silverleaf in Denton tomorrow, full of suspense and surprises for patrons and participants alike. The fast-paced crossbred concert/s ... More >>

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    The Human Race

    If you like NASCAR... you might be a redneck

  • Music

    October 20, 2005

    Musical Multiball

    At Rock Lottery 7, bands that had only existed for 12 hours sounded better than half the real acts in town

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2004

    Dream On

    Team China takes a shot

  • Resolution Guide

    January 15, 2004
  • News

    October 10, 2002

    New Tricks

    Magic Johnson has gone from basketball star to business success

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Back to the Future

    For Dirk, Don and the Mavs to compete with the Lakers, they'll have to look to an unlikely source for inspiration: the late-'80s teams of Mark Aguirre and Dick Motta

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Bean Waiting

    This just in: Starbucks' global march reaches the Cliff

  • Film

    April 20, 2000

    Foul shots

    All's so-so in the off-the-mark hoop drama Love & Basketball

  • News

    March 25, 1999
  • Calendar

    January 7, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 7 - 13, 1999

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    August 20, 1998

    Rebound

    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.

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