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NBA All-Star Game

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    July 12, 2011

    Deep Ellum Artist Frank Campagna On The Intersection Of Music and Visual Art in Dallas

    Welcome to Local Music'Mericans, where we meet the people in the local music scene that you don't see on stages.Frank CampagnaFrank Campagna's first mural, painted at age 16, was a 9-foot-by-12-foot rendering of a clown wearing a police uniform, sporting a badge that said "pig," and all in front of ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Dirk's Legacy: The All-Time Top 7 NBA Power Forwards

    ​10 All-Star Appearances. 1 NBA MVP. 1 Ring. 1 NBA Finals MVP. 4-time All-NBA First Team 3-Point Shootout Champion Soft. Clutch. With Sunday's victory over the Miami Heat Dirk Nowitzki filled in the final void of his Hall of Fame resume. Only things potentially left that would improve his leg ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Dallas Mavericks' Parade: Tip-Off is Thursday, 10 a.m.

    Yep, that long ago​The Dallas Mavericks' championship parade -- paid for by owner Mark Cuban -- will start Thursday at 10 a.m. and travel from City Hall to American Airlines Center. Eff. That. Since Cuban is buds with Jerry Jones (see: 2010 NBA All-Star Game) and seeing that a Mavs' ti ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Shaquille O'Neal Retires: My Top 5 NBA Centers in the History of Ever

    He had lotsa laughs ... at the expense of the Mavericks​When the NBA All-Star Game came to Dallas in February 2010 I got to hop in a Hummer limo. Driven by a big guy. Who had no use for road rules, or police barriers. As he ran over a bunch of traffic cones and headed toward a security ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    March 1, 2011

    In Light of Bissinger vs. Cuban, I Present the NBA's All-White Team

    ​Buzz Bissinger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. His Friday Night Lights captured high-school football in Texas, spawned a network TV series and afforded him writing immortality. Buzz Bissinger is also an idiot. At least when it comes to the NBA. His "White Men Can't Root" column for ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Whitt's End: 2.4.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So, what's harder to predict: Weather or sports? Coulda sworn Ron Jackson, Pete Delkus and the boys said there was a 30-percent chance of 1-2 inches of snow on Friday. But I drove home l ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    February 3, 2011
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    February 2, 2011

    Bonus MP3: Mel The Mack featuring Dorrough, Lil Wil, Trai'D, Fat Pimp, Big DoughskiG and Young Black -- "What's Up Bro (D-Town Dallas)"

    ​Last year, local hip-hop purveyors talked at length about the importance of having a big presence around town during the weekend of the Cowboys Stadium-hosted 2010 NBA All-Star Game. And, lest there was any doubt, these same artists are at it again this year.But, this time around, they appear to ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Super Bowl = Ice Bowl? Brace Yourself

    ​First the Dallas Cowboys aren't playing in Super Bowl XLV inside their own friggin' stadium. And now, as the world descends upon the metroplex for the biggest, most important media event in our area since JFK, apparently the Ice Age is on its way too. Temperatures dipping into the teens ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    NBA All-Star Starters Announced Tonight. Yao = In? Dirk = Out?

    ​This is the price we pay for David Stern's mission to make the NBA a global game. Because, after further review, yes, a million Chinese can be wrong. When the NBA announces its 2011 All-Star Game starters during tonight's double-header on TNT, the Western Conference's center will be ... Yao ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Whitt's End: 1.14.11

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jerry Jones is desperate to break the Super Bowl attendance record, set at the Rose Bowl back in 1980. To do so, he needs to pack 104,000 into Cowboys Stadium. Or around it? He wants to sell ticke ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Tonight Only at the AAC: Mark Cuban, Chuck Greenberg, Eddie Gossage, Tom Leppert ...

    Sam MertenChuck Greenberg​You'll note there's an empty space on the American Airlines Center's calendar tonight, which doesn't meant it'll be dark. Far from it: The National Sports Marketing Network, a sports-biz trade organization with some 10,000 members, is holding its first North Texas Chapter ... More >>

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    December 31, 2010

    Whitt's Merten's End: 12.31.10

    One of Sports Pickle's best photos of 2010​It'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 >>

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    August 19, 2010

    NBA Rookies John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins Teach The Other Rooks How To Dougie

    The NBA's love affair with hip-hop is nothing new. And, really, neither is seeing NBA stars do hip-hop dances--or, even more specifically, Dallas-born dances. At the 2009 NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix, NBA stars LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal and Nate Robinson all flashed either the Do ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010
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    January 28, 2010
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    January 28, 2010
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    December 17, 2009
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    December 17, 2009
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    April 20, 2009

    More DPD Surveillance Cams are Coming. And Here's a List of Where They're Needed.

    The Dallas City Council's committees have plenty on their plates today -- everything from establishing a trust fund related to the NBA All-Star game to checking in on the Lancaster Corridor, which is in serious need of some upgrading, to parsing over crime stats (according to the Dallas Police Depar ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Brush With Greatness Edition

    My career has its perks. I've sipped Mai Tais on Waikiki Beach with Troy Aikman. Shaken hands with Wayne Gretzky moments after his final NHL game. Seen - first hand - Roger Federer win at Wimbledon, Michael Johnson triumph in Atlanta and Michael Jordan sink his last shot as a Chicago Bull. And as I ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    Cuban at the Crossroads: We Can Win the NBA Championship

    I tracked down Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban last night before his team's game against the Sacramento Kings at American Airlines Center. He was on the StairMaster. Insisting his team isn't on the treadmill. "Not right now we're not," Cuban told me. "Treadmill teams are those that don't hav ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    Mavericks 118, Kings 100. A Requiem in 10 Parts

    My Top 10 observations from last night's Mavs' romp: 10. Mark Cuban really really really really loves him some Jason Kidd. "He's got the most incredible basketball sense I've seen in my entire life," says Cuban. I've never liked the Devin Harris-Kidd deal, but apparently - and appropriately - the ow ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Devin Harris: NBA All-Star

    Sorry I'm a little late this morning. Been glued to one of the greatest, longest tennis matches ever. The Fernando Verdasco-Rafael Nadal Australian Open semifinal that started at 2:30 a.m. our time just ended. In other news ... Devin Harris is an NBA All-Star. Jason Kidd isn't. Ouch. For Dallas ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    I Got Yer Feel-Good Super Bowl Story Right Here

    One of our football coaches is headed to Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa. Surprise, he has nothing to do with your Dallas Cowboys. I blogged, oh-so briefly, about Grapevine Faith's Nov. 7 high-school game against the Gainesville State Tornadoes. Ring a bell? Rick Reilly's terriffic ESPN The Magazin ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Your Sports Owner: Mark Cuban vs. Jerry Jones

    Both have more money than Sri Lanka, wealthy enough to buy this blog with the change in their car's ash tray. They are each passionate, energetic, innovative, way smarter than me and absolutely consumed, dare I say obsessed, with bringing a championship to Dallas. In the last couple y ... More >>

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    December 26, 2008

    Whitt's End

    *I seem to be fresh out of cash, but I'll betcha some leftover Christmas fruitcake that the Cowboys don't win in Philly Sunday. A team that leads the league in penalties, can't get in sync on something as simple as the center-quarterback snap, and allows the longest back-to-back running plays in NFL ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008

    Suddenly, Jerry Jones is the Most Popular Guy in Sports.

    Patrick Michels If the tall guy stays healthy, this old crew just might have a shot. Jerry Jones is fast becoming the Kevin Bacon of the sports world, laying down intricate, unlikely connections to absolutely everyone who ever made a buck off some other guy throwing a ball. A few weeks back it was ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008

    Sad, Stale Leftovers From Rockets 112, Mavs 102

    Josh Howard and the All-Star gala were fantastic. Rest of the night? Bum-mer. Web Ed Patrick Michels has the facts and photos from last night’s big NBA 2010 All-Star Game announcement shindig. Leaves it up to me, I guess, just to fill in some blanks: *For some reason, seeing Mark Cuban ... More >>

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    October 29, 2008

    NBA All-Star Game Coming to Dallas! And of course by “Dallas” I Mean “Arlington”!

    Coming Soon: Basketball's marquee event. One of sports’ worst-kept secrets will officially be spewed forth tomorrow night, as the Mavericks’ pre-game activities before the season-opener against the Houston Rockets will include the announcement of the 2010 NBA All-Star Game being hosted by Da ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008

    Welcome to Training Camp. Er, Paradise

    Terence Newman has a groin injury. I have a really crappy camera. I’ve received lots of suggestions on what you guys wanna know about Cowboys’ camp – How’s Felix Jones look? Can Zach Thomas still play? What’s up with Jerry’s hat? – so the best way to attack this thing is by diving ... More >>

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    June 10, 2008

    Classy Reunion

    Now, where'd we put that embalming fluid? If you sense a light blogging day, you’re very perceptive. 1. Not a lot of stimulating sportsiness in the air. 2. I’m chin-deep penning a cover story about you-know-who. So, in a very transparent attempt to be both dismissive and product ... More >>

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    June 2, 2008

    Cotton Bowl to Jerry Jones: Take, Um, That?

    Sad that the proud ol' joint is being saddled with Division II football. Seems every week we’re learning what $1.1 billion (with a B) will buy. A Super Bowl here. An NBA All-Star Game there. Throw in some classic college football rivalries and a Big 12 Conference Championship Game. But to ... More >>

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    May 28, 2008

    This Just In: Dallas Moving to Arlington.

    The beast that ate Dallas. Is it possible to up and move a river? Because if so, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will slap a “wide load” banner on the Trinity River project and steer it toward Tarrant County any day now. And the JFK museum, and Deep Ellum and the 2010 NBA All-Star Game. In su ... More >>

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    February 19, 2008

    Kidd-Napped

    This old Jason Kidd poster can be yours right now, for the low, low price of $15. I'm at American Airlines Center witnessing something I thought I’d never see -- no, not this guy in concert, but, of course, Jason Kidd back in a Dallas Mavericks tank top. After the most dramatic trade in NBA histor ... More >>

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    February 18, 2008

    Deal or No Deal?

    NBA.com Keith Van Horn, now more useful than ever All this dramatic transaction has been missing is Howie Mandel, 25 suitcases and a stage full of models. But now -- maybe, just maybe -- it’s over. With the NBA’s league office pondering the Mavericks’ reconfigured trade for Jason Kidd at this ... More >>

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    February 18, 2008

    Dirk on Dirk Ad: "It's Definitely Good."

    Till I can find a better version of the NBA's "Where Amazing Happens" ad featuring Dirk Nowitzki, which debuted last night during the NBA All-Star Game, this shot-off-a-TV version will have to do. One significant note: It's the first player-produced ad -- which is why Dirk told the Fort Worth Star-T ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008

    Another Reason For Dallas Sports Fans To Be Pissed Off

    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 >>

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    January 30, 2008

    Chris Bosh's All-Star Smash Hit Video

    Brian Harkin Bosh, back at Lincoln High School in 2006 Dunno if you've seen Lincoln High School grad Chris Bosh's YouTube sensation, in which the Toronto Raptor begs you to send him to the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans on February 17. Turns out, some 447,300 have peeked at the video since its po ... More >>

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    November 15, 2007

    Scattershooting … With All Due Respect

    Not only is Jason Witten's wife Michelle an E.R. nurse, but she also has 20/16 vision in both eyes. Scattershooting while wondering what ever happened to legendary, old-school press like Bud Shrake, Dan Jenkins and, of course, Blackie Sherrod. Cool, they’re right here. Hold a sec while I find my f ... More >>

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    February 1, 2007

    Sounds Like Richie Could Use Some Baseball

    Ron Washington has us all very excited about the Rangers this season. Which means, of course, they'll still suck. But we'll be excited about it. You'll have to wait until 6 tonight on TNT to find out if Josh Howard joins Dirk Nowitzki as an NBA All-Star. And you'll have to wait until next week to le ... More >>

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    January 25, 2007

    All-All-All-All-Stars

    Somewhere beneath this Dolphins helmet is former -- and, maybe, future? -- Dallas Cowboy Jason Garrett. Uh...Coach Garrett, perhaps? That'd be kinda cool. Took a break from guessing about Bill Parcells' replacement long enough to breathe in the fresh air of the NHL All-Star Game last night. And, of ... More >>

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    January 22, 2007

    Ssssh, All-Star Game Sleeping

    With Bill Parcells in limbo, the Bears and Colts in the Super Bowl and the Dallas Mavericks in first place, does anyone care that the NHL All-Star Game is in town? Under the cover of wintry mix, the showpiece of America's No. 4 sport sneaked into Dallas and will this week try to re-boot old fans and ... More >>

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    November 22, 2006

    Hey, Now, You're An All-Star

    Gee, wonder why the NBA's having its All-Star Game in Las Vegas this season. Nothing to do with the fantasy suites at the hotel run by the Kings' owners, surely. I will definitely be in attendance when the NHL All-Star Game rolls through town in January. Continuing that theme of blanket civic servi ... More >>

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    September 11, 2006

    Fat Ain't Phat

    Or Is It? Shella Sattler is hot. She is a former cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Clippers. She could pretty much seduce any guy in Dallas. But you know what? Shella craves fat dudes. Weird I know, but there's a twist. Isn't there always? When she's not busy all beautiful and curvy ... More >>

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    August 3, 2006

    A Kick in the Head

    Kenny Cooper scored three goals in FC Dallas' U.S. Open Cup win against the Charleston Battery. Amazing, innit, when major-leaguers barely beat up on minor-leaguers? The paper version of Unfair Park has always been good friends with FC Dallas. So big ups to the Hoops for advancing to the quarterfina ... More >>

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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 >>

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