If you'll indulge us for a moment, Dallas we're going to briefly revisit one of the darkest points in our city's history, a time when an unspeakable tragedy plunged millions into a state of bewildered mourning from whence sprang talk of shadowy conspiracies. We're referring, of course, to the 2006 ... More >>
They danced. They rolled. They yelled: Glitter! Yes, these are ten talkative fashionistas of Ultra Music Festival 2013. Certainly, there were some better dressed, and others more sensibly garbed. But the following folks found during night one of 2013's three-day shit fest -- they were the ones who ... More >>
Step 1: Be terrible. Step 2: Count the money. Repeat both steps as necessary.
In 2010, Drake recorded a freestyle track titled "9 A.M. in Dallas." The track was written, as the title spells out, one morning in Dallas, and was shortlisted for his debut album Thank Me Later. One thing, though: It doesn't really mention Dallas. Well, Dallas is a little hurt that he didn't call ... More >>
Photo by Sam MertenThis morning's New York Times looks at the NBA lockout and wonders whether all the owners -- those from small markets, those with big payrolls, those losing money, those winning titles -- are on the same page when it comes to demanding givebacks from their players. Long story s ... More >>
The champagne isn't quite dry and the NBA lockout is just getting started, but how good does it sound to be already talking about the defending champion Mavericks? Once a soft, underachieving team that nobody outside the Metroplex gave a dang about watching, the Mavs are now natio ... More >>
Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jason Terry's voice is still hoarse from all the partying and cigars, but yet we're already peeking at 2012. Problem: The Mavs aren't a team built for the future, but rather the here-'n-now ... More >>
Rondo EstrelloYo, PPT -- which of you is the rowdy one, the loud one and the proud one?This edition of This Week In Dallas Music History isn't exactly from this week in Dallas music history. It's a few months off, actually. But we hope you'll look the other way on that minor discrepancy. After al ... More >>
Tyson Chandler and the Original Number 6Here, as promised, is the final "mini-movie" from the 2011 NBA Finals, which was just posted by The Association. Near the beginning you will find Ro Blackman, one "Mavericks legend" discussing another -- the Mavericks legend now, the German Moses who led hi ... More >>
In four NBA Finals' fourth quarters, LeBron James has three baskets. He's been outscored in the final quarters of this series by Dirk Nowitzki, 44-9. In Game 4 he not only scored a playoff career-low 8 points -- first time in 433 games he's been held below 10 -- he let Jason Terry ... More >>
Simple. If their reserve players don't perform better, the Mavericks will lose the NBA Finals. And that starts tonight in Game 4 at the American Airlines Center. Jason Terry has to be more productive than the player who has shot only 38 percent and failed to produce a 20-point game. But who ... More >>
It looks like Jason Derulo is revving up for the release of a new album. Not only that, but, fun fact: He's from Miami and looks like a skinny LeBron James. Oh, joy.
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 >>
Sorry to pee on your Memorial Day barbecue, but you gotta get mad one more time before we can get even. Revenge, after all, is best served ... in South Beach. I know only Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry remain for the Mavericks and Udonis Haslem and Dwyane Wade remain on the Heat from the 2006 ... More >>
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 >>
His critics wouldn't call him soft, but his teammates would still lead the Mavs to another early exit.
An MVP. Almost 23,000 points. Ten All-Star selections. Three-Point shooting contest title. Eleven consecutive seasons of playoff berths with 50-plus wins. One of only four players to average 25 points, 10 rebounds in the postseason. Certain first-ballot Hall of Famer. And a unique skill set t ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So Nuggets coach George Karl wants some of the Mavs, huh? "If we had to pick and choose, we would probably say 55 percent Dallas and 45 percent Oklahoma City," he says of his preferred ... More >>
The Dallas Mavericks got better today. The Dallas Stars? Hmm. With the trading of Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the New York Knicks, you can cross the Denver Nuggets off the list of NBA Western Conference powers in this spring's playoffs. Raymond Felton is a decent point guard and ... More >>
Landmark win by your Dallas Mavericks last night at American Airlines Center, 109-100, over the Los Angeles Lakers? Maybe. But, eh, probably not. Most important, it broke a six-game losing streak. But it also lets them boast this achievement: Wins this season over the Spurs, Celtics, H ... More >>
One of Sports Pickle's best photos of 2010It's been a fun two weeks, sports fans. Richie's back on Monday, but before I give him back his blog, here are some week-end thoughts before I go. *Sunday's Cowboys-Eagles game looks like it might be the first NFL start for Stephen McGee as Jon Kitna ... More >>
Dirk vs. David? Ugh.Love me some Dirk Nowitzki, the most underrated, under-appreciated athlete in the history of Dallas/Fort Worth sports. Behind him and his finesse game of around 25 points and 10 rebounds this season, the Mavs will win 50-55 games and make the NBA's Western Conferen ... More >>
Poor Mark Cuban. With his billions and success, seems weird to type that. But think of his plight: In August he came this close to buying the Texas Rangers. Now not only are those same Rangers on the verge of winning the World Series, they're taking a big steamy, stinky one on his Dallas Ma ... More >>
So tweets New York Post baseball columnist Joel Sherman. To which MSNBC adds this concerning the pick-up of the Seattle Mariners pitcher:There is no report yet as to who those others may be. Given Texas' financial issues, it's possible that they could be veterans in salary offsets or it could be ... More >>
Your Dallas Mavericks are pondering an O'Neal, but not that one. Team source told me last night that the Mavs acquiring former Superman center Shaquille O'Neal is "a long longshot," but that Miami Heat center Jermaine O'Neal is a real possibility. Honestly, neither name gets me too ... More >>
LeBron holds the fate of the NBA in his hands this offseason...Because we know you come to DC9 for all your sports-watching needs, let us chime in for a moment on the upcoming NBA offseason, which the Mavs are already fully entrenched in--and, hey, so too is LeBron James, courtesy of the Boston C ... More >>
After the jump you'll find a video invite just posted to Vimeo in which you're invited to the Fashion Industry Gallery on Ross Avenue February 13 for a shindig being billed as "Dallas Dynasty 2010: Flash to the Future," which will be "hosted" by the Miami Heat guard. It's but one of two wingdings ... More >>
It very well could happen in April. It's already happened in March. In a shocking upset that definitely requires slow, detailed, further review, the Mavs Dancers were knocked off by San Antonio's Silver Spurs, 69%-31%, in the first round of NBA.com's annual dance team bracket. Not surprisi ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
If the team continues to erode, the coach must go
You’d be mad. Pounding your fist into an open palm. Mumbling under your breath about a lack of respect, unfair popularity contests and skewed reputations. You’d do all that. That is, if you’d only been paying attention to the Mavericks’ suddenly successful season. But to most Dallas sports f ... More >>
Bowen and Ginobili pay us a visit
The Mavs will win the championship. Right?
Avery Johnson just got a nice contract extension. If only the Mavs can extend their season again. If only the refs call it right this time, eh, Mark? I know, there's lingering pain and raw emotions and, gawdalmighty, you're just not ready for basketball yet 'cuz the hurt of the Mavs' loss in the Fin ... More >>
Mavs dragging old heartache into new season
That's likely what the newest Maverick will hear when Dallas hosts the (grit your teeth) World Champion Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade February 22 at the American Airlines Center. Devean George, signed from the Los Angeles Lakers last night, will join newcomers Anthony Johnson, Greg Buckner and rookie ... More >>
Ladies and gentleman, meet your newest Mavericks, Maurice Ager. Dude looks tough, which is nice. You know those old eight-panel leather basketballs you grew up with? Gone. The old, American-dominated game you used to love? Gone too. First the NBA announced it was making a radical change to the sport ... More >>
Remarkable journey takes Mavs from worst to--finally--first
For whom does the bell toll? Nellie? 'Tawn? 'Toine?
What does Mark Cuban have that Belo doesn't? Money. Lots and lots of money.