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    May 20, 2014

    Mark Cuban Reportedly Hired Ex-FBI Agent to Sniff Out Ref Conspiracy After 2006 Finals Loss

    If you'll indulge us for a moment, Dallas we're going to briefly revisit one of the darkest points in our city's history, a time when an unspeakable tragedy plunged millions into a state of bewildered mourning from whence sprang talk of shadowy conspiracies. We're referring, of course, to the 2006 ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Lebron James Will Honor Jerry Brown, Who Died After a Party at a Dallas Night Club, with a Party at a Dallas Night Club

    Jerry Brown Jr.'s life was cut short almost two weeks ago when the Mercedes driven by Josh Brent, his best friend and Cowboys teammate, veered off the highway near the former site of Texas Stadium. The two had just come from Privae, a members-only night club, where the 320-pound nose tackle drank en ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    Who Cares About 40-Year-Old Rock and Roll? Apparently Built to Spill's Doug Martsch.

    Despite all Built to Spill's success, it's impossible to deny how down to Earth frontman Doug Martsch is. He remains modest to a fault, going as far to say he wouldn't be a fan of his own band if he wasn't in it. I talked with him over the phone recently about everything from the state of music toda ... More >>

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    December 24, 2011

    The Whore's Return: Before the Rematch, A LeBron Hater Rekindles His Love of Dallas

    ​My relationship with Dallas before June 12, 2011, was tenuous. I got tattooed there with Dennis Rodman during the summer of 1994 and stayed for a week, but I was shit-faced the whole time. I visited for a few days during baseball's winter meetings in 2000, when A-Rod signed with the Texas Ran ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    The NBA Lockout is (Almost) Over. Here's What the Mavs Need to Do Before Christmas Day.

    Editor's note: Rob Mahoney writes about the Mavericks on his ESPN-affiliated blog The Two Man Game and about basketball for The New York Times's Off the Dribble blog. Presumably his New York Times bio will henceforth note that he now writes about the Mavericks for Unfair Park. Hark: The NBA season ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Jason Terry and His Larry O'Brien Trophy Tattoo Star In The New Young Jeezy Video

    Terry and his buddy Larry.​Just when you thought the NBA lockout was taking all of the shine away from Your Dallas Mavericks and their 2011 NBA Championship, news like this comes along: Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy booked Jason Terry and his preemptive Larry O'Brien Trophy bicep tattoo to star in hi ... More >>

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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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    June 14, 2011

    The Champion of Championships: Where Does the Mavs' Title Rank?

    ​Great. But is it the greatest? When Dirk Nowitzki accessorized his lefty layup in the final minute with private tears of joy and accomplishment last Sunday night in Miami, the Dallas Mavericks symbolically threw Don Carter's 10-gallon hat in the ring. After years of sheepishly having B ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry: Validation with a Vengeance

    ​As I watched Mark Cuban and Dirk Nowitzki try to keep an eye and arm on their new NBA Finals and NBA Finals MVP trophies, all the while swigging from a bottle of bubbly as big as a small pony, it struck me just how perfect this night was. The Mavericks -- those soft lil' Mav-wrecks -- were he ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Dwaine Caraway One Win Closer to Collecting on Pre-Game 5 Bet With Miami-Dade Commish

    Photo by Sam Merten​With The Finals tied 2-2, Mayor-For-Now Dwaine Caraway finally made a sports bet with a Miami politician -- not Mayor Tomás Regalado, but Miami-Dade County Commissioner Chairman Joe A. Martinez, who extended the wager. The note came from City Hall late yesterday:Caraway added ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Mavs Fans Deserve a Title, and Have the Scars to Prove It

    The Mavericks have too many noble causes to not produce one last comeback

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    June 8, 2011

    The Top 10 Wins in the History of Your Dallas Mavericks

    ​With any luck we'll be re-writing this list in the coming week. But for now, last night's pulsating win at American Airlines Center certainly is among the best in Dallas Mavericks franchise history: 10.  6.2.88 -- Mavs 105, Lakers 103: Led by Sixth Man of the Year Roy Tarpley's 20-point ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Ten Picks For The #lebronhairlinethemesong

    "Can I get a binky for baby Bron-Bron?"​Last night's NBA Finals game saw the Heat's hopes of a Game 3 win recede as fast as LeBron James' hairline. Well, almost. That hairline sure is making a run for it, though. Infamously covered by a curiously placed headband, LeBron's hairline is worthy of a ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Mavs are Down 2-1 in The NBA Finals Because They're Playing 1 vs. 3

    ​For the Miami Heat, Chris Bosh hit a clutch jumper in Game 3. Dwyane Wade scored 39 points in Game 2. And LeBron James made the big-time 3-pointers in Game 1. For the Mavericks in the NBA Finals, it's Dirk ... or defeat. In last night's kick-to-the-crotch, 88-86 loss in American Airli ... More >>

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    June 5, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS GAME 3 -- Heat 88, Mavericks 86: My Top 10 Observer-Ations

    ​10. I absolutely love ABC's The Finals open with snippets of great plays and legendary players from the past. How surreal would it be to a year from now see Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd in that production? 9. Down 45-31, Dallas came roaring back again and almost pulled off another miracle comebac ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    The Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat: Game-Watching Parties

    ​The Mavericks will face the Miami Heat tonight at Miami's American Airlines Arena in game 1 of the NBA Finals. While some Mavs fans will be there sporting their Dallas pride, those who didn't make the trek down to the Sunshine State will be able to catch the game at bars around town. Special game ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Chokelahoma!

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

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    May 16, 2011

    The Greatest Dunk in the History of the NBA. At Least To Those of Us Who Despise Dwyane Wade.

    By the way they reacted at their fog-machine introduction last summer and their tearful over-reaction last week, you'd think the Miami Heat already had won two championships this season. But no, after last night's drubbing in Chicago they trail the Eastern Conference Finals, 1-0. And for those of ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Whitt's End: 5.13.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Went and watched the American professional debut of Cuban defector/Rangers' prospect Leonys Martin last night in Frisco. In a word, wow! With his father and agent in the stands at Dr Pepper ... 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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    February 9, 2011

    In Latest Dallas Mavericks Promo with Help from the Mecca Restaurant, Dirk Nowitzki Sees You Big Cinnamon Roll.

    Far as we know, the storied North Dallas breakfast spot humbly named Mecca doesn't really serve 20-pound cinnamon rolls. Not yet, anyway. But with a little green-screen trick photography, the Mavs-produced video above (tip o' the hat to The Two Man Game) has Shawn Marion, Jason Terry, DeShawn Steve ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    December 28, 2010

    No Carlisle, No Dirk, No Problem: Mavs Stay Hot With 103-93 Win Against Thunder

    Caron Butler hasn't been as productive as he was in Washington, but he's getting there.​Without their head coach and best player for most of the game, the Dallas Mavericks improved to 17-1 since November 20 with a 103-93 victory last night in Oklahoma City. Six Mavs chipped in with double-digit po ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    Butler and Chandler Lead Mavs to Best Road Start in Franchise History; Nowitzki Passes Larry Legend on All-Time Scoring List

    Stolen from the Bobcats in deal for Matt Carroll, Eduardo Najera and effin' Erick Dampier, Tyson Chandler's a big reason why Dallas is off to such a great start.​The Mavericks continued to prove that they're indeed the best team in the league as they improved their road record to a franchise-best ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Ten Sports Items From Yesterday That, In My Humble Opinion, Are Worth a Look-See

    What's Favre's legacy? You tell me.​10. Christmas came early for Mavs fans, as Dallas ended the Heat's 12-game winning streak with an entertaining 98-96 victory last night in Miami. My wrap-up is forthcoming, but until then, Wilonsky over at Unfair Park showed us the team's official Christmas gift ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    And to Top It All Off, the Mavericks Lose ... To the Bucks

    ​Cowboys lose to Eagles? Check. Rangers lose Cliff Lee? Check. Mavericks lose to the medicore Milwaukee Bucks? No way in hell. Check?! I was hoping the Mavericks, who had their 12-game winning streak snapped in a head-scratching 103-99 loss, could push it to 15 entering Monday's game against ... More >>

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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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    December 6, 2010

    Dirk, Dallas Doing It Again. But Even Better.

    ​After Dirk Nowitzki's one-legged, fadeaway, high-arcing, 18-foot shot - off the glass, no less - Friday night in Utah, TV analyst Hubie Brown was almost speechless. "C'mon!' he exclaimed. "Some of the things this guy does at seven feet is just unfair." Nowitzki was again brilliant over the w ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.26.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If you're a TCU fan, it goes down like this: Alabama beats Auburn today at 1:30 on CBS. Arizona beats Oregon tonight at 6 on ESPN. And Nevada beats Boise State tonight at 9:15 on ESPN. Oh yeah, an ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010
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    October 7, 2010
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    July 22, 2010

    Today In Music News: The Beach Boys Will Reunite, Weezy Approves The King's Move and Bush Is Back!

    Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, July 22, 2010...Most of the original Beach Boys are going to reunite for at least one show next year.Apparently Weezy loves that LeBron James is now part of the Miami Heat and old Charles Barkley commercials.Because all of America has been clamori ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Whitt's End (Fish's Tales?) 7.16.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End (Fish's Tales?): *A note from Rangers Ballpark: LeBron James fell out of the upper deck while reaching for more attention. *If police have this right, the mayor of Coppell leaves notes scattered a ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Whitt's End: 7.9.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Hope last night doesn't come back to haunt the Texas Rangers down the road. Despite leading 4-0 with undefeated pitcher Tommy Hunter on the mound in Arlington, the Rangers imploded late and lost t ... More >>

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    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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    April 10, 2009

    Whitt's End: 4.10.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *What's more obtuse: That Iowa is now a more progressively liberal state than California, or that the Texas Rangers woke up this morning as the only undefeated team in the American League? *Feels like the ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Mavericks Lose To Spurs in the First Round of NBA Playoffs

    It very well could happen in April. It's already happened in March. In a shocking upset that definitely requires slow, detailed, further review, the Mavs Dancers were knocked off by San Antonio's Silver Spurs, 69%-31%, in the first round of NBA.com's annual dance team bracket. Not surprisi ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    McDavid's $316 Million Win Is a Lot of Bones. Isn't That Right, Widetrack?

    Back in October, we mentioned that local car man David McDavid was suing Turner Broadcasting Systems for $450 million, claiming that way back in 2003, TBS screwed him over plenty big. Because, see, McDavid thought he'd all but closed a deal with TBS to buy the Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers, as well as ... More >>

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    October 10, 2008

    Sic 'Em, Widetrack!

    A few weeks ago Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Mark Bradley wondered, "What if McDavid owned Hawks, Thrashers?" And my "McDavid," of course, he means local car salesman David McDavid, who, in 2003, was poised to buy the Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers, as well as Philips Arena, from Turner Broad ... More >>

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    November 27, 2007

    The Mavericks' Boogeyman

    I am a MFFL through and through, but I have to get this off my chest: Mavs Man, now in his seventh season (!), is safely the creepiest, scariest, grossest, most disgusting, weirdest, most terrifying mascot this world has ever seen. Ever. (And that includes the Dallas Cowboys' universally loathed mas ... More >>

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    October 5, 2007

    Mark Cuban is " Web 1.0's Richie Rich," Says Fortune

    And he wants respect, damn it. At least, that's how Fortune figures it in a lengthy profile of Cuban tied, course, to his Dancing With the Stars appearance that keeps on keepin' on, at least for one more week. Writes Devin Leonard about the Dallas Mavericks owner's reasons for mamboing on national t ... More >>

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    August 6, 2007

    Mavs Allegedly Deciding Webber or Not to Sign Him

    Dunno where Bill Ingram gets his info -- aside, course, from "various reports cited by a Los Angeles radio station," which is? -- but the month-old rumor that has Chris Webber joining Your Dallas Mavericks is alive and well this morning. Writes KRLD-AM (1080) contributor Ingram, who's tuned into his ... More >>

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    February 22, 2007

    Boo. Who?

    Richie doesn't believe Dwyane Wade's injury is real, but he does believe Minnie Mouse is a highly undervalued hottie. Ah-ha! Turns out karma is indeed a bitch. And, apparently, part German. Less than 24 hours before Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was to show his mug in Dallas to face Dirk Nowitzki and ... More >>

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    June 21, 2006

    Bummer Summer

    I know what I'm not doing Thursday night: watching ABC's lame-ass, over-promoted Master of Champions. And because the Mavs weren't as mature or as mentally invincible as they tricked us into thinking for nine months, I also won't be watching Game 7 of the NBA Finals. The Mavs' complete collapse from ... More >>

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    June 9, 2006

    Star Search

    Word is this guy's supposed to show at the Mavs-Heat game Sunday. So in Game 1 of Dallas-Miami we got some Jerry Bruckheimer, some Jack Ingram, some Terrell Owens--some so-so celebrities. But for Game 2, I hear we're going to--you knew it was coming--turn up the Heat. In addition to American Idol f ... More >>

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    June 8, 2006

    Finally, The Finals

    Us sports nuts have been waiting since Saturday for the Dallas Mavericks-Miami Heat NBA Finals to start. Devoted Mavs fans have been waiting 26 years, actually. But for the rest of you Dallasites just now trendily hopping aboard the bandwagon (Hi, honey!), here's a neophyte primer to this really imp ... More >>

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    June 6, 2006

    Havin' a Ball with the Mavs & Heat

    Every morning, till the end of the NBA Finals, Unfair Park will serve up with yer breakfast a round-up of what the outta-town papers have to say about the Dallas-Miami match-up in the NBA Finals. We begin today with what's turning out to be a golden-oldie: the name game. USA Today, among other paper ... More >>

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    June 2, 2006

    Worst to First

    Dirk Nowitzki rebounded from his worst game of the season to the best playoff performance in Dallas Mavericks history. In case you were too anxious about UTA's chances of upsetting Texas in the NCAA baseball playoffs or about Terrell Owens' debut as a Dallas Cowboy in this weekend's mini-camp, the ... More >>

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