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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 >>

  • News

    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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    January 24, 2012

    The Mavs May Survive This Dirk-less Stretch, Thanks to a Crappy Batch of Opponents

    Sometimes all you can do is take the win and move on. The Mavs were at home Monday night against the Suns, winning 93-87 in an ugly game in front of a seemingly disinterested crowd. It was the Mavs' second straight game without Dirk Nowitzki, who is sitting out at least four games (and maybe more) ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    And Then ... There Was Baseball. Rangers, Your Move.

    Yorvit Torrealba and the Rangers should get healthy against baseball's worst Astros ​When we last left our Rangers they and pitcher Derek Holland were clubbed around in New York by the Yankees. Not, no last Wednesday. Way back on April 16.It was hours after the Rangers' 5-2 loss in the ... More >>

  • News

    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 >>

  • News

    May 26, 2011

    Chokelahoma!

    The Thunder's performance reminiscent of yesterday's Mavs.

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    May 26, 2011

    Mavericks 4, Thunder 1: A Review of My Preview

    ​After last night's Game 5 door slammer against the OKC Thunder, your Mavericks are now 12-3 in the playoffs and awaiting an opponent in the NBA Finals. Not bad for a team that about 50 percent of prognosticators picked would lose to the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round. I picke ... More >>

  • News

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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

    What If Dirk Nowitzki Weren't White?

    His critics wouldn't call him soft, but his teammates would still lead the Mavs to another early exit.

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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 15, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.15.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If the Mavericks lose in the first round to the Trail Blazers, Rick Carlisle should be fired. The window propped open by 33-year-old Dirk Nowitzki is closing, and 50-something wins without a ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Mavericks Getting a Teeny Tiny Bit of Help for Stretch Run with Corey Brewer

    Corey Brewer​Don't get too giddy if and when the Dallas Mavericks sign free-agent forward Corey Brewer today. Decent player at both ends of the court, but it's basically one more attempt to fill in the gaps left by the absence of Caron Butler. Maybe with the additions of Peja Stojakov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Devin Harris Back From New Jersey? Fuhgeddaboudit

    ​I never wanted Devin Harris to leave the Dallas Mavericks in the first place. Now, as we get all frenzied nearing tomorrow's NBA trade deadline, I'm not sure I want him back. And you don't either. Unless, that is, you think he's the missing piece that will help this version of the ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    What Do the Mavs Have to Do to Get You Invested?

    ​I'm in. After watching the Dallas Mavericks win seven in a row and vault to the NBA's second-best record I've officially got my basketball Jonesing. ESPN believes, as they have the Mavs ranked No. 4. So does Sports Illustrated, who shoves Dallas all the way to No. 1. I know a win over the lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Dallas' Other Teams are Playing Too. Who Knew?

    For the last month we've all been - gladly, of course - buried up to here in the Texas Rangers. Don't look now, but the other sports in our city didn't shut down. Let's play some catch up, shall we? FC DALLAS - In the Major League Soccer's Western Conference semifinals, they have a 2-1 aggregate le ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    March 24, 2010

    Day "Off": My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Decided to take a day off today. At least from 105.3 The Fan. I'm working on a cover story for next week's Dallas Observer, plus I've contracted some ornery strand of the common cold that has me so congested that diced jalapenos taste like nothing but texture.  Seeing that I spent ... 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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    April 2, 2009
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    January 6, 2005

    Our House

    The Mavs take on the T-Wolves

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