The last time the Mavericks overhauled their uniforms it was 2001, and Dirk was still a scrawny, clean-cut German import flanked by Steve Nash and Michael Finley. The previous design was two decades old and carried the reek of futility of the early '90s. There have been a few minor tweaks since the ... More >>
When the Lakers' Empire imploded on Mother's Day in Dallas, it did it in surreal style -- under a barrage of 20 Mavericks' 3-pointers, and punctuated by cheap-shot thuggery from Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum. Was thinking about Bynum's chicken-shit elbow to an exposed J.J. Barea. Other t ... 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 >>
Joe JohnsonThe Dallas Mavericks will re-sign Dirk Nowitzki. General manager Donnie Nelson is flying to Germany as we speak to make sure of it, with a plan to be on Dirk's doorstep at 11:01 tonight when NBA free agency commences. But a couple of developments have me thinking that might be ... More >>
Since the day Michael Finley was released in 2005, your Dallas Mavericks have been searching. Looking for a consistent starting shooting guard who can create his own shot off the dribble, get to the free throw line and provide a viable alternative other than Dirk Nowitzki as a guy capable of ... More >>
Well, that certainly was a dud. Not ready to rescind the Josh Howard trade just yet, but newest Maverick Caron Butler opened with a resounding sperplunk in last night's loss in Oklahoma City. Couple of airballs. Had as many turnovers as baskets (4). Generally looked like Michael Finley, incl ... More >>
Good guy and good player ultimately not good enough.In the end, soon-to-be former Dallas Cowboy Greg Ellis is so much Michael Finley and Michael Young: A great leader and good player buried in a shitty era. Except that - with his annual bitching about this or that - Ellis may have tarnished h ... More >>
*Unless Mark Cuban smears Swine Flu on Tony Parker, I'm afraid the desperate and prideful San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks tonight, forcing a Game 6 Friday night at American Airlines Center. Why? Because home teams down 3-1 always win Game 5. Because Greg Popovich has won 75 percent of hi ... More >>
To be a true sports rivalry - more than just a plethora of games between teams in close proximity (see Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals) - the meetings between opponents must: *Take place at an advanced level, with championships on the line. *Feature sustained excellence by both teams ... More >>
Mark it down. Avery Johnson will get another NBA head-coaching gig (he says he’s already been contacted by a team, by the way) and bring his new team into the American Airlines Center and kick his old team’s ass. Nothing new, really. It’s the curse of the ex-Maverick. I mean, I think we c ... More >>
The perfect Father's Day gift for the lazy, rich man in your life LeBron James got fatherhood, siring the royally named Bryce Maximus James between Games 3 and 4 of the NBA Finals. But he also got the shaft, having to play alongside hapless Cavaliers teammates that never ever threatened the Spurs du ... More >>
Given that the Mavs are paying Michael Finley $35 mil over the next two years, we're gonna have to root for him come Finals time. If not Dirk, then who? As in, what player with strong Mavericks ties most deserves an NBA championship? Michael Finley, that’s who. You remember him, right? Played eig ... More >>
We're so over Tony Romo. Yup. We're all about Josh Howard now. We're Jomosexual! At least, that's what I would say to the Miami Heat these days if I were Avery Johnson or Dirk Nowitzki or anyone remotely associated with the Dallas Mavericks. Proof that the basketball gods feel horrible about gift-wr ... More >>
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 >>
See, I toldja the Heat sucked. That and other revelations from the Mavs' Game 1 victory over Miami last night at American Airlines Center: Nothing says cool like glowing blue pom-poms. Made the American Airlines Center look more like a U2 concert instead of The NBA Finals. After forcing our jeers ... More >>
At last dispatching their 800-pound gorilla, Mavs will soon be NBA's big banana
Dirk Nowitzki is humming David Hasselhoff. Steve Nash digs Nelly Furtado. And Michael Finley, well, he's singing the blues. Those three once had perfect harmony as the Dallas Mavericks' Big Three, but in a cruel act of irony it's Finley--the one forced out of Dallas--who'll be forced to watch as Dir ... More >>
Jason Terry won't be there, but the rest of Dallas should be. When the Dallas Mavericks host the San Antonio Spurs tonight at 8:30 in Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference Semifinals at the American Airlines Center, it will be this town's most important sporting event since the Dallas Cowboys hosted ... More >>
In case you haven't heard the ridiculous news yet, the Mavs have taken a serious blow to their lineup for tomorrow night's playoff game against the Spurs. Starting guard Jason Terry has received a one-game suspension for "punching San Antonio's Michael Finley" during last night's game. Really? Watch ... More >>
I went to the American Airlines Center Monday night and was reminded why we love sports: because for three heart-stopping, adrenalin-pumping hours, we forgot about the first ex-wife, the second mortgage and the four tires that need rotating. Mavs 123, Spurs 118 had everything. Villains (Tim Duncan) ... More >>
Turns out the best player on the NBA's best team is a normal guy
Don't send Michael Finley out to pasture just yet
The Nash-less Mavs try to hang tough and build a winning team from scratch
No big changes? Then Cuban is crazy.
For whom does the bell toll? Nellie? 'Tawn? 'Toine?
Plus: Mo' Mavs
The Mavs gets Jazzed
This is Van Exel's team now, and his town, too
With half the season gone, are these Mavs good enough to win a title?
The Mavs and The Wizards rock the Mikes
Can the Mavs guard anyone? To find out, John Gonzalez gets offensive with a drunk Don, a focused Finley and a nutty Cuban.
Plus: No Look
That lovable jackass from Philly returns. Oh, joy.
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
Dallas Mavericks beat Utah Jazz in playoffs
Mavs play-by-play guy Jim Durham didn't have 'nuff pizzazz--so buh-bye
Fifty wins was cute and all, but now the Mavs will only go as far as Juwan takes them
Why are the Mavs still going cuckoo for Zhi Zhi? Because it's all about the upside.
From the week of February 15
Mavs All-Star Finley says his infrequent trips to the free-throw line are not a problem. We beg to differ.
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.
Don't look a gift Bull in the mouth, but a win over Chicago doesn't mean a darned thing