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    January 22, 2014

    Larry Brown Is Turning SMU Into a Contender, Haters Be Damned

    ESPN Dallas' Jean-Jacques Taylor has a glowing profile of SMU men's basketball coach Larry Brown. Brown, Taylor explains, has built a recruiting pipeline that's already funneling top local talent (Kimball's Keith Frazier, Prime Prep's Emmanuel Mudiay) to the Mustangs. He's helped score a TV contrac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Delonte West Could Be Headed Back to Dallas

    It was a dark day in Dallas on October 29, when the Mavericks unceremoniously waived Delonte West just a day before the season opener. He was a solid player who held his own on both sides of the ball. He was also one of the few professional athletes whose public comments aren't limited to canned, in ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012
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    February 23, 2012

    The 2012 Dallas Mavericks: 33 Storylines from 33 Games

    A (Wait, It's Already Midseason?) Midseason Report

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    February 16, 2012

    Michael Sorrell Revived Paul Quinn College (and Almost Died Doing It)

    Dallas' only historically black college was on the brink of collapse. Now the students are protesters, the football field is a farm and the president is the star.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    2011 NBA WEST FINALS GAME 2 -- Thunder 106, Mavericks 100: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. You knew the Thunder wouldn't be content to lose another game of one-on-one with Dirk Nowitzki. They fronted him in the post. They doubled him. They held him to 29 points. Nick Collison, touche. And, you're right, that's something I thought I'd never type. 9. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle is ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    2011 NBA WEST FINALS GAME 1 -- Mavs 121, Thunder 112: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Dirk Nowitzki was obviously unstoppable with 48 points and an NBA playoff-record 24 of 24 free throws, but the Mavs were stagnant and stale offensively until J.J. Barea entered the game in the second quarter. As Thunder coach Scotty Brooks said afterward, "He's a handful." I'm stil ... 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 >>

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    May 16, 2011

    2011 NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS -- Mavericks vs. Thunder: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. I'll have my position-by-position breakdown complete with, yes, the highly (smirk) coveted prediction tomorrow, but let's get this party started pronto. Back in 1994 I covered the Mavericks for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and a team that featured point guards Jason Ki ... 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 10, 2011

    Grizzlies-Thunder: Who Should Mavs Fans Be Rooting For?

    Ah, the bad ol' days. Hilarious.​While the Mavs were sleeping last night, they might have won another playoff game. How's that? Because over in Memphis the Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder played only the sixth triple-overtime game in NBA playoff history. On the heels of Saturday's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Whitt's End: 5.6.11

    Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Mavericks-Lakers and Rangers-Yankees in our town in the same weekend. Delicious. If you had a front-row ticket to just one, which would it be? Are there really semi-sane humans who'd choose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Game 5 -- Mavericks 93, Blazers 82: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. There was a time when the Mavs going 3 of 17 on 3-pointers in a playoff game meant certain doom. Last night, Dallas didn't shoot particularly well, but it defended and rebounded. Wow did it rebound, to the tune of  12, 11 at the offensive end. 9. Turns out Brandon Roy's fourth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    On Second Thought, Colby Lewis Still Shouldn't Have Missed That Start

    The vengeance hath been raining down like a motherfucker.​"Earring-wearing Gay wad." "Goddamned Moron." "Ignoramus." "Troll." "Idiot." "Devil's spawn." "A product of cousins breeding with cousins." And my personal favorite: "Jackass." In the past 24 hours, this bouquet of compliments has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Mavericks 89, Blazers 81: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. After all the experts made the Mavs the sexy pick to be upset in the first round, what happens over the weekend? Every road team -- except the Blazers, that is -- either holds a 10-point lead or wins outright. Dallas' win wasn't pretty, but it sure got more attractive Sunday afterno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    A Sports-Heavy Placement Weekend For Old 97's, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights

    ​It's a good time of the year to be a sports fan. The NBA playoffs are under way, the baseball season has begun, and -- yes! -- the final season of Friday Night Lights is back on NBC.And, would you know it, two of those things showcased some local music this weekend.First, on Friday night, during ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Dallas Mavericks' Playoff Position in Major Limbo After the Sorry-Ass Spurs Punk 'Em

    ​Dear San Antonio Spurs,Eff you.Sincerely,Dallas Mavericks With a chance to beat the reeling Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night and go a long way toward securing the No. 2 seed in the NBA's Western Conference Playoffs for the Mavericks, the Spurs decided to rest stars Tony Parker, Manu Gino ... More >>

  • News

    March 10, 2011
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    March 3, 2011

    Mavericks Getting a Teeny Tiny Bit of Help for Stretch Run with Corey Brewer

    Corey Brewer​Don't get too giddy if and when the Dallas Mavericks sign free-agent forward Corey Brewer today. Decent player at both ends of the court, but it's basically one more attempt to fill in the gaps left by the absence of Caron Butler. Maybe with the additions of Peja Stojakov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Dallas' Other Teams are Playing Too. Who Knew?

    For the last month we've all been - gladly, of course - buried up to here in the Texas Rangers. Don't look now, but the other sports in our city didn't shut down. Let's play some catch up, shall we? FC DALLAS - In the Major League Soccer's Western Conference semifinals, they have a 2-1 aggregate le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    The Top 5 Coaches in the History of Your Dallas Mavericks

    ​Mavs got a no-brainer, must-win last night over the Memphis Grizzlies to remain tied for second place in the NBA's Western Conference with four games remaining. While Dallas jockeys to stay out of the Los Angeles Lakers' bracket and while owner Mark Cuban fired a strange, but strong war ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Mavs Down the Stretch: 6-2 Gets You No. 2

    ​Sure, the Dallas Mavericks produced an epic victory Monday night. Whipping the Denver Nuggets gave the inside track on the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Western Conference playoffs. But that momentum, that achievement - that seeding - could all be lost in the next 48 hours. Tonight the Mavs vis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    The Dallas Mavericks Have Lost Two in a Row and Mark Cuban is Fightin' Mad!

    Actually, it's not confounding defeats to the Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks that has Cuban peeved, but more so tonight's American Airlines Center invasion by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). (This is, after all, a blog named after an old rasslin' barn.) Cuban, never one to turn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    A Transaction Sure to Inject Optimism Into Your Mavericks Thinking

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    March 5, 2009
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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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    June 5, 2008
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    February 25, 2008

    The Return of the Kidd

    Excuse me if I don’t appropriately memorialize the 19th anniversary of Jerry Jones firing Tom Landry. Today is all about Jason Kidd’s homecoming. After getting traded by the Mavericks in 1996, Kidd was viciously booed in each of his returns to Reunion Arena. But when he takes the American Airlin ... More >>

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Chumps to Champs

    Remarkable journey takes Mavs from worst to--finally--first

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2006

    (Flawed) German Engineering

    Dirk had best nut up for tonight's Game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs. Dirk Nowitzki is a great player, but if the Dallas Mavericks star keeps passing up crucial shots, he'll never be an elite player. Dirk missed eight of 11 shots in the second half of the Game 1 loss to the San Antonio Spurs Sun ... More >>

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    April 27, 2006
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    April 25, 2006

    The Giant General

    It was Don Nelson who set the table and prepared the food for your Dallas Mavericks. But it's been Avery Johnson who's taught them how to eat. Johnson, known as the Little General for his short stature and stern disposition, will receive the NBA's Coach of the Year award before Wednesday night's Gam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2006

    Sixty Down, 16 to Go

    The Dallas Mavericks started the season with a broken-down Doug Christie, flirted late with signing has-been Shawn Kemp and gave extended minutes all the way through to isn't-yet Rawle Marshall. Key guard Devin Harris only played seven games after the All-Star break. Keith Van Horn was injured mor ... More >>

  • News

    November 7, 2002

    The Defense Rests

    Can the Mavs guard anyone? To find out, John Gonzalez gets offensive with a drunk Don, a focused Finley and a nutty Cuban.

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    November 9, 2000

    Hope and Glory

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has reason to shout-his money and enthusiasm are resurrecting a dead team

  • News

    October 23, 1997

    One-on-one

    With Mavericks Coach Jim Cleamons and GM Don Nelson, life's a constant battle for position

  • Culture

    July 6, 1995

    Draft day menu

    A sleepy Kidd--and unhappy fans--greet an underwhelming NBA pick

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