Michael Finley

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    June 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Mark Cuban Wants You to Design the Mavericks' New Uniforms. For Free.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    The Most Memorable "Fights" in Dallas-Fort Worth Sports History

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Blake Griffin Dunks Over a Car, Wins Bogus Contest

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    The Mavericks Need to Sign Dirk Nowitzki and ...

    Joe Johnson​The 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 >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Have the Dallas Mavericks Finally Found a Shooting Guard?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    New Mav Caron Butler: What Did He Dew?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Good Riddance, Greg Ellis

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Mavs-Spurs Game 5 Preview: Uh-Oh

    *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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    The Top 10 Best Current Rivalries in Sports

    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 >>

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    October 30, 2008
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    June 3, 2008
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    May 1, 2008

    Beware The Ghost Of Avery

    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 >>

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    December 5, 2007
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    June 15, 2007

    Who’s Your Daddy?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007


    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2007

    How You Like Me Now?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2006

    Motivating Your Mavs

    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 >>

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    June 9, 2006

    Game Won

    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 >>

  • News

    May 25, 2006

    Bye-Bye Baboon

    At last dispatching their 800-pound gorilla, Mavs will soon be NBA's big banana

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2006

    May Madness

    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 >>

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    May 19, 2006

    Let's Get Nuts!

    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 >>

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    May 18, 2006

    F Off, Finley

    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 >>

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    May 16, 2006

    As Good As It Gets

    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 >>

  • News

    February 23, 2006

    Dork Nowitzki

    Turns out the best player on the NBA's best team is a normal guy

  • Calendar

    July 14, 2005
  • News

    March 3, 2005

    Rock of Ages

    Don't send Michael Finley out to pasture just yet

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    New Kids on the Block

    The Nash-less Mavs try to hang tough and build a winning team from scratch

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Maverick

    Steve Nash

  • News

    May 6, 2004

    Mavs Maniacs

    No big changes? Then Cuban is crazy.

  • News

    January 22, 2004

    Ring Them Up

    For whom does the bell toll? Nellie? 'Tawn? 'Toine?

  • News

    November 20, 2003

    List o'Plenty

    Plus: Mo' Mavs

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    October 30, 2003

    All Net

    The Mavs gets Jazzed

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    May 15, 2003

    The Nick of Time

    This is Van Exel's team now, and his town, too

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    February 13, 2003

    Battle of Midway

    With half the season gone, are these Mavs good enough to win a title?

  • Calendar

    December 19, 2002

    Be Like Mike

    The Mavs and The Wizards rock the Mikes

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    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.

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    What Makes Him Tick

    Plus: No Look

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    September 5, 2002

    He's Baaack

    That lovable jackass from Philly returns. Oh, joy.

  • 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

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Sports Moment

    Dallas Mavericks beat Utah Jazz in playoffs

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001
  • Culture

    July 12, 2001

    Olden Throat

    Mavs play-by-play guy Jim Durham didn't have 'nuff pizzazz--so buh-bye

  • Culture

    April 19, 2001


    Fifty wins was cute and all, but now the Mavs will only go as far as Juwan takes them

  • Culture

    February 22, 2001

    Wang Time

    Why are the Mavs still going cuckoo for Zhi Zhi? Because it's all about the upside.

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of February 15

  • Culture

    February 8, 2001

    Neither Swish Nor Foul

    Mavs All-Star Finley says his infrequent trips to the free-throw line are not a problem. We beg to differ.

  • Culture

    September 24, 1998
  • News

    August 20, 1998


    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.

  • Culture

    March 19, 1998

    March Mav-ness

    Don't look a gift Bull in the mouth, but a win over Chicago doesn't mean a darned thing

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