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    September 25, 2013

    Here's the Crowdsourced Mavs Jersey that Fans Most Want to See on Dirk

    Some way, somehow, Mark Cuban managed to whittle down the 1,000-plus quality entries in his design-the-next-Mavs-uniform contest down to a final 10. For whatever reason, Buster the Armpit Lion didn't make the cut. The submissions are currently up for a vote here. All of them are pretty quality, sav ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    The Internet Is Gawking At Mavs Dancers' Skimpy New Uniforms

    The Dallas Mavericks Dancers unveiled new uniforms -- and other stuff -- during Monday night's home opener against the Portland Trailblazers, and they quickly caught the attention of the Internet, which has been busy ever since. Here at Unfair Park HQ, there was some discussion of whether the new ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will

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    June 23, 2011

    2011 NBA Draft: Meh.

    Derrick Williams -- The best player available​Arizona forward Derrick Williams is a beast. He has 3-point shooting range, can score in the paint with either hand and has an NBA body that can bang and rebound on the low blocks. And that's it. The rest of the 2011 NBA Draft class: Weak t ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    The Mavericks Finally Fought Back, and They Have the Title to Prove It

    Mark Cuban, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs shed labels and the Miami Heat on the way to their first NBA championship.

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    June 16, 2011

    2011 Dallas Mavericks' NBA Playoffs: My Top 10 Observer-ational Moments

    ​10. It was a simple offensive rebound and putback layup off the glass, but when Shawn Marion produced it at the end of the third quarter on April 25 it gave the Mavericks a 14-point lead over the Blazers in crucial Game 5 of the first round, and it restored confidence in the Mavs two days af ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Those Same Old Mav-Wrecks

    Another humiliating collapse has even the most loyal Mavs fans bailing before the inevitable crash and burn.

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    April 28, 2011

    Mavs-Blazers Game 6 Preview: What Time Does Game 7 Tip?

    ​The Mavericks are 0-4 in Portland's Rose Garden this season. All-time they are 18-46 in Portland, including 1-8 in the playoffs. They lost Games 3 and 4 of this first-round series. Since 2006 they are a putrid 2-17 in road playoff games. The Blazers, meanwhile, have won 12 of ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Blazers' Anger at Brian Cardinal is Silly ... and Good for the Mavs

    You know it's a series when the towel-wavers are going at it. Mavs-Blazers has been relatively friendly. Portland coach Nate McMillan snapped at the refs after Game 1. Mavs owner Mark Cuban was hit in the face by a plastic straw during Game 3 and Brandon Roy pissed off all of Dallas with his ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Game 5 -- Mavericks 93, Blazers 82: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. There was a time when the Mavs going 3 of 17 on 3-pointers in a playoff game meant certain doom. Last night, Dallas didn't shoot particularly well, but it defended and rebounded. Wow did it rebound, to the tune of  12, 11 at the offensive end. 9. Turns out Brandon Roy's fourth ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Blazers 97, Mavericks 92: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. As we suspected, Portland's team is pretty salty. But their fans suck. Booing Mark Cuban is cool. Throwing shit at him is lame. 9. The Mavs are the NBA's best road team the last two regular seasons, but they're now 2-14 in their last 16 playoffs games away from the American Airlines Cen ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    At the Risk of Waking Laura Miller: Mavs-Blazers Series is Over

    ​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 >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Mavericks 101, Blazers 89: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    The Game 2 Hero: Peja​10. When the Mavs play with emotion and efficiency, they are tough to beat. Last night the intensity was there courtesy of Jason Terry, Tyson Chandler and the spunky J.J. Barea. And so was the execution, to the tune of a franchise-record low six turnovers -- including ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Mavericks 89, Blazers 81: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. After all the experts made the Mavs the sexy pick to be upset in the first round, what happens over the weekend? Every road team -- except the Blazers, that is -- either holds a 10-point lead or wins outright. Dallas' win wasn't pretty, but it sure got more attractive Sunday afterno ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    The Worst Mavs-Blazers Game 1 Recap in the History of the NBA, Videos and ... Girls?

    Couple things here: *Never give the losing score first, even if it's your team's score. *With "like three minutes to go" the Mavs led 77-74, courtesy of two Dirk Nowitzki free throws. *Mark Cuban, at least when I saw him, wasn't wearing a muscle shirt. But, yeah, he kinda was screaming like he'd wo ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​Game 1   at Dallas       Sat.                    8:30 (ESPN) Game 2   at Dallas       Tue.    &nb ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Dallas Mavericks' Playoff Position in Major Limbo After the Sorry-Ass Spurs Punk 'Em

    ​Dear San Antonio Spurs,Eff you.Sincerely,Dallas Mavericks With a chance to beat the reeling Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night and go a long way toward securing the No. 2 seed in the NBA's Western Conference Playoffs for the Mavericks, the Spurs decided to rest stars Tony Parker, Manu Gino ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.8.11

    ​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 >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Crafty Mavericks Lose Again, on Verge of Avoiding Lakers in NBA Playoffs

    A playoff preview? ​Remember waaaay back when the Mavericks were salivating over somehow catching the Spurs for the best record in the NBA's Western Conference and homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs? Don't look now, but after last night's home loss, the goal is to somehow hold onto ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Dennis Rodman = Hall of Fame. Wait, Is It Still April 1?

    ​When Dennis Rodman graduated South Oak Cliff High School he was 5-foot-8 and he'd never really played organized basketball. Years later he wore a wedding dress to marry himself. And he was once suspended for kicking a photographer in the crotch. Throw in two Defensive Player of the Ye ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    With Three Consecutive Losses, Dallas Mavericks Going Nowhere Fast

    ​And over here -- in the opposite corner from your red-hot Texas Rangers -- sit your Dallas Mavericks. Bruised. Bloodied. Slump-shouldered. Ready for the NBA Playoffs? At a time when they should peaking, the Mavs are pratfalling. After winning the first three games on their western road tri ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011
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    March 16, 2011

    Dirk Misses. Mavs Lose. Carlisle Confounds. Again.

    ​Couldn't find the game on TV out here in the Arizona desert, but after watching the highlights I didn't need to. I've seen this Mavericks' movie a lot recently. The good guys die in the end. Last night in Portland the Mavs made their first 11 shots, hit almost 60 percent for the game, and so ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    At the NBA Trade Deadline, Mavs are All Good. No ... Thanks?

    ​I don't expect a Dallas Mavericks' deal before this afternoon's 2 o'clock NBA trade deadline. Couple of reasons. First and foremost, the Mavs are 41-16 after last night's thumping of the short-handed Utah Jazz and have won 14 of 15 since Dirk Nowitzki's sprained knee healed. ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    A Tale of Two Trades: How the Mavs and Stars are Affected by 'Melo and Neal

    ​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 >>

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    January 10, 2011

    In the Wake of Losing Caron Butler, the Dallas Mavericks Land ...

    ​Carmelo Anthony Sasha Pavlovic. The former first-round draft pick of the Utah Jazz is far from the answer for the reeling Dallas Mavericks. He'll likely just get a shot via a 10-day contract after the team last week cut role player Steve Novak. Word today is that if the New Jersey Nets ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 13, 2010

    Hey, the Dallas Mavericks are Finally Winners!

    ​Where were you on October  11, 1980? I was inside Reunion Arena, watching the Dallas Mavericks and guys like Winford Boynes and Tom LaGarde somehow beat George Gervin and the San Antonio Spurs, 103-92, in their inaugural game as an NBA franchise. At 1-0 - at least for a night - th ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    The Best Lawsuit Ever Filed That Mentions Mark Cuban, Nolan Ryan and Robin Ventura

    ​Whilst looking for something entirely unrelated on PACER this morning I came across the latest handwritten court filing by none other than Jonathan Lee Riches, from whom we last heard way back in January '08. The suit -- which names, among others, Cuban, Carmelo Anthony, Jerry Buss and Jerry Rein ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Mavs Down the Stretch: 6-2 Gets You No. 2

    ​Sure, the Dallas Mavericks produced an epic victory Monday night. Whipping the Denver Nuggets gave the inside track on the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Western Conference playoffs. But that momentum, that achievement - that seeding - could all be lost in the next 48 hours. Tonight the Mavs vis ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Mavericks 109, Nuggets 93: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Is this really progress? Looked around American Airlines Center in the first quarter last night and seemed like everyone was not watching the game on the court, but rather looking down at the phone in their hands. Texting. In general, we've evolved to the point of going to games and then ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Mavericks-Nuggets: Biggest Game of the Year. So Far.

    ​Tonight at American Airlines Center is the biggest Dallas Mavericks' game of the season. In the coming weeks, there will be plenty more. Fighting for the NBA Western Conference's No. 2 seed and a possible sidestep of the Los Angeles Lakers until the conference finals, the Mavs host the Denve ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009
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    November 4, 2009

    The Best 12 Minutes Ever By a Dallas Maverick. Take a Bow, Dirk Nowitzki.

    ​I remember watching Mark Aguirre go off on the Denver Nuggets in March of 1984. In scoring 24 points in a quarter, the ball just seem to magically, directly commute from hand to hoop. He launched a wing jumper and you knew it was going in. Measured. Smooth. Beautiful. Nothing, in other words ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    Thuggets 1, Mavwimps 0

    With his team trailing only 90-82 and eight minutes remaining in Sunday's Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals against the Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks' point guard Jason Kidd sailed a cross-court pass for ... nobody? Lisa Salters? John Elway? Who knows? The ball whis ... More >>

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    May 1, 2009

    Dallas v. Denver: Nuggets in 5

    I sincerely hope I'm wrong about this, but I have a feeling we're all about to get really pissed. Watching the most athletic - and by far the most animated and arrogant - team in the NBA knock the Dallas Mavericks out of the playoffs could be very painful. Get out your hate hats, Game ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Kidd vs. Devin: Tweaking the Hindsight?

    I still - as always - wouldn't have pulled the trigger on Jason Kidd and two No. 1 draft picks, etc. for Devin Harris and Antoine Wright, etc. But I'll admit, Kidd has been better than any of us expected. And today - as the Mavericks prepare to enter the second round of the NBA Playof ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Relax Mavs Fans, Dallas' First-Round Loss Won't Be to the Lakers

    While you were sleeping, the Dallas Mavericks officially succeeded in their lil' game of Avoid The Noid. Thanks to the Lakers' blowout of the Utah Jazz late last night, the Mavs won't open this weekend's NBA Playoffs as a no-way-in-hell-8th-seeded-underdog against Los Angeles. Not exa ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009
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    March 30, 2009

    NBA Fines Mark Cuban $25,000. Why Bother?

    The NBA is a bunch of nit-twitts. Over the weekend the league fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $25,000 for his "criticism" of officials via Twitter, the real-time social network that allows schmucks like you and me to be flies on the walls of the rich, famous and exhibitionistic. Or to simply ... More >>

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    March 29, 2009

    Not Tweet: Mark Cuban's Collecting $25,000 NBA Fines 140 Characters at a Time.

    Earlier today, the National Basketball Association lifted $25,000 from Mark Cuban's pocket for comments Twittered after Friday night's game against the Denver Nuggets. Tweeted the Dallas Mavericks' owner, "how do they not call a tech on JR Smith for coming off the bench to taunt our player on the gr ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    The Maddening Mavericks

    I give up. I admit, I expected the Dallas Mavericks to lose at Phoenix, lose at Portland, beat Golden State and get blown out by the Lakers. I went 0-4. In typically unpredictable, unsettling fashion, they went 2-2. I'll go on Channel 52 tonight at 6:30 - fingers crossed - and fake like I can a ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Firing a Bad Coach: Good; Honoring Bad Players: Notsagood

    I just threw up in my Raisin Bran. Now, where'd I ... put ... my ... ah, there it is ... soap box. America has gone softer than Bob Dole without his Viagra and it makes me sick. In short, on ABC's Good Morning America Robin Roberts and Diane Sawyer are taking a team of local high school girls ... More >>

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    January 2, 2009

    Whitt's End

    *In 2009, I'm going to change. Totally change. I'm going to develop an appreciation for sour cream, reality shows and Brett Favre. I will start tipping 20% to every waitperson because, after all, that's what I'm supposed to do. I will be understanding of white pickup trucks that tailgate me and ... More >>

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    March 28, 2008

    Uh. Oh.

    Josh Howard poured in 30 points. Jason Kidd finally had himself a game with 19 points and 15 assists. And the Dallas Mavericks unleashed a 70-point first half on the Denver Nuggets. So, guess what? The Mavs’ margin on 7th place in the Western Conference is all but poof. Nuggets: 118. Mavs: 105. T ... More >>

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    March 24, 2008

    The Beginning of the End?

    Just got the official word from the Mavericks: “Dirk Nowitzki has a moderate high left ankle sprain and a mild left knee sprain. He is currently walking in a protective boot without crutches. No timetable is set for his return.” OK, words like “moderate” and “mild” are a relief -- I mea ... More >>

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    March 5, 2008

    "Dirk, You're Out." Sounds Better When Heidi Klum Says It.

    First, view the video above from Monday's Mavs-Jazz game. Then read the media release just posted by the National Basketball Association: Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki Suspended NEW YORK, March 5, 2008 – Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks has been suspended one game without pay, and his Flagrant Fou ... More >>

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    February 25, 2008

    The Return of the Kidd

    Excuse me if I don’t appropriately memorialize the 19th anniversary of Jerry Jones firing Tom Landry. Today is all about Jason Kidd’s homecoming. After getting traded by the Mavericks in 1996, Kidd was viciously booed in each of his returns to Reunion Arena. But when he takes the American Airlin ... More >>

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    March 22, 2007

    C'mon, But What About Rodney McCray? Or Fat Lever? Or Alex English?

    At first glance, it's cool that a former Dallas Maverick is up for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. What's that I say? Don't tell me you forgot that Adrian Dantley played a whopping 76 games here after the trading of Mark Aguirre in 1989. Well, he did. But even if he's selected among a ... More >>

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    January 6, 2005

    Our House

    The Mavs take on the T-Wolves

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