Two years ago the Dallas Mavericks came out of the All-Star break thusly: In his first game back in Dallas after a trade from New Jersey point guard Jason Kidd took the opening possession against the Hornets in New Orleans and threw a perfect lob pass that Josh Howard dunked. I was at Buffal ... More >>
Mattie StaffordAlonzo Mourning lines up a shot. For a whole slideshow from this event, click here.Zo & Magic's 8-Ball ChallengeCentennial Building in Fair ParkThe red carpet walks kicked off at 7.30 p.m., with Mourning's appearance leading the way. Early attendees were held in a "reception ar ... More >>
No Jason Kidd. No Erick Dampier. No momentum. No prisoners. Was dilly-daddling around the house yesterday with a rare Sunday off (thanks, Cowboys). Had the Mavs-Knicks on the TV and it was something like 35-30 early in the second quarter. Next thing I know Roddy Beaubois is raining 3-pointer ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsDirk Nowitzki welcomes the first fan in line to buy her ticket to next month's All-Star Jam Session.As if to underscore the fact that he's a guy who can do it all for the team, Dirk Nowitzki took a seat in the American Airlines Center ticket booth this afternoon to sell t ... More >>
During the 1999 NBA Finals between the Spurs and Knicks I was in New York, covering the series for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. After a particularly long, fun and, yes, expensive off night at this fine establishment, I awoke at around 4 a.m. sprawled out on my hotel bed. Boxers only. Half-eaten b ... More >>
In hindsight, bravo Mavericks. Brah-voe! When I screw up, I do it biiiiiig time. And, turns out, I was dead-ass wrong about the February 2008 trade in which the Dallas Mavericks sent Devin Harris to the New Jersey Nets for Jason Kidd. Actually, the entire deal was Harris, Trenton Hassell ... More >>
Love him or not, gotta have him back. Right?So, the Mavs made a big deal yet? Well, GM Donnie Nelson promised a "very active summer," so let's hop to it. Actually, though NBA free agency is just hatching, Dallas may be already making progress. That is, if you consider re-signing Jason Kidd pr ... More >>
So DJ Mbenga and Josh Powell will have a ring but Dirk Nowitzki won't. Yeah, that seems fair.The only drama: When his Orlando Magic are dismantled by the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, will Dwight Howard shake hands or pull a LeBrat James? We all wanted Kobe vs. LeBron. Instead, s ... More >>
You know that stupid VH1 show Best Week Ever? Well, when VH2 comes out with Worst Week Ever I've got a candidate: Your Dallas Mavericks, May 3-10, 2009. Sunday: Lose Game 1 to Denver Nuggets/ Fail to respond when Kenyon Martin punks star Dirk Nowitzki with a forearm to the back. Mon ... More >>
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