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    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    R.I.P. Dirk's Beard, Which He Shaved After Sunday's Win Over New Orleans [VIDEO]

    The Mavericks easily dismantled the lowly Hornets yesterday, a decidedly unimpressive feat given the quality of the opponent and the fact that the Mavs are now officially out of the playoff hunt. Still, this was perhaps the biggest victory of the season, because it brings the Mavs' record to .500, ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Khloe Kardashian is Leaving Dallas

    Presumably, anyway, after news broke this morning that her business partner, former basketball star Lamar Odom, has "parted ways" with the Mavericks, which is an elaborate way of saying he got his ass fired for being inexplicably sad all the time. Funny: They came because of Odom, but you could arg ... More >>

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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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    January 6, 2012

    The Master List: The Best Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, January 6-8

    Cowboys fans can admit it: We cried a few sports tears when our playoff dream evaporated on Sunday night. But so be it. We know must move past another dismal season of professional football and look forward to the remaining college bowl games. Sure, these guys aren't making big money like Tony Romo, ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Mavs-Lakers: Looking Back at a Great Series ... and a Horrible Prediction

    ​Never been happier to be wrong. And I don't care that I wasn't alone -- I admit I was wrong. I'm stunned by the Mavs sweeping the Lakers, punctuated by Sunday's 122-86 epic shellacking. Matter of fact, I'm more surprised by this outcome than the Navy SEALs sweeping Osama. I gave currency to&n ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Mavs-Lakers Game 2 Preview From the Puerto Rican Point Guard and the Old Coach

    ​I asked Mavericks backup point guard J.J. Barea what he was thinking as the ball left Kobe Bryant's hand on the potential game-winning 3-pointer in Monday's Game 1 at Staples Center. "I wasn't thinking," Barea said. "I was praying." Despite playing 44 minutes of superb basketball -- the ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Mavs-Lakers Preview: Lakers in 5

    Some of us have waited 23 years to "Beat L.A.!" Sorry, I don't see it happening in 2011 either. When the Lakers and Mavs begin their best-of-seven Western Conference Semifinal series tonight at 9:30 in Staples Center, there is an undeniable fact that overrides any and all X's and O's: The two ... 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 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 12, 2011

    Jason Terry Continues His Mental Funk, Somehow Helps Mavs Win

    ​Jason Terry is lying. Watched Mavs 98, Rockets 91 last night at a local watering hole in McKinney's downtown square, and it's obvious that he thought the score was tied when he stepped to the free-throw line with 1.5 seconds left in regulation. Problem: It wasn't. Dallas actually trailed b ... 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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    March 25, 2011

    Whitt's End: 3.25.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Like me, do you think the Texas Rangers are kinda getting caught with their pants on the ground with their pitching staff exposed? The time to go get a reliable closer is not next year, it' ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Mavs Win, Clinch 11th Consecutive Playoff Berth

    ​I know the big news over the weekend for the Dallas Mavericks was another home loss to another potential playoff opponent - this time to the San Antonio Spurs - but the fine print after last night's blowout of the lowly Golden State Warriors was a clinched playoff spot. Some of you say ho-hu ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    February 11, 2011

    Whitt's End: 2.11.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Finally some good news for Texas Rangers fans. After whiffing on Cliff Lee and having face-of-the-franchise Michael Young demand a trade, locking up Josh Hamilton for two years relieves some ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Dirk Screws Up, Mavericks Lose

    Dirk vs. David? Ugh.​Love me some Dirk Nowitzki, the most underrated, under-appreciated athlete in the history of Dallas/Fort Worth sports. Behind him and his finesse game of around 25 points and 10 rebounds this season, the Mavs will win 50-55 games and make the NBA's Western Conferen ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    August 10, 2010

    Your Dallas Mavericks 2010-11 Schedule

    Vomit.​ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy -- who I like, by the way -- thinks the LeBron James/Dwyane Wade/Chris Bosh-led Miami Heat will be the best team in NBA history. He says the Heat, a team he predicts will be "unguardable," will in 2010-11 never lose two games in a row, flirt with the NBA re ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    GAME 6: Spurs 97, Mavs 87. My Top 10 Observations.

    Another year, another painful playoff loss.​10. The Mavericks are now the only NBA team to lose in the first round of the playoffs as a No. 1 and No. 2 seed. Granted the four-time champion Spurs aren't your pedestrian No. 7 seed, but it's still an ugly epitaph to have etched on your tombsto ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Mavs at Thunder: Okay, I'm Interested

    ​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 >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Ballers and Shotcallers: Zo & Magic's 8-Ball Challenge

    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 >>

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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 29, 2009

    Pinch Yourself: Mavericks 106, Spurs 93

    In hindsight, Dirk Nowitzki vs. Matt Bonner was a laugher.On second thought, forget The Alamo. And the San Antonio Spurs. What began as a competitive series that some of us skeptics thought the Spurs would win in seven games magically morphed into a hockey power play. Afforded basically a 5-o ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Mavs-Spurs Game 5 Preview: Uh-Oh

    *Unless Mark Cuban smears Swine Flu on Tony Parker, I'm afraid the desperate and prideful San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks tonight, forcing a Game 6 Friday night at American Airlines Center. Why? Because home teams down 3-1 always win Game 5. Because Greg Popovich has won 75 percent of hi ... 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 14, 2009

    Sheepish Mavericks 96, Shitty Timberwolves 94

    Because the Mavs beat one of the worst teams in the NBA, they may get to avoid playing the best. Embarrassing that the Dallas Mavericks had to pull a leftover Easter rabbit out of their hat last night against the Minnesota Timberwolves at American Airlines Center. But in this economy ... sorr ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    Who Ruined Your Easter?

    Aside from the Almighty He/She/It having the audacity to conjure up a downpour and wash out sunrise services across the Metroplex, which Texas culprit laid an egg Sunday and did the leaster for your Easter? 1. Dallas Mavericks 2. Texas Rangers 3. Chad Campbell The evidence:

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    March 6, 2009

    The Hot Cuban Pizza: The Mavs' Owner Is Putting His Money Where Our Mouths Are

    In less than a month, the impact of Mark Cuban's personal "Stimulus Plan" has already become quite real for a small group of entrepreneurs around the country. Naked Pizza, an all-natural pizza delivery place in New Orleans, was listed on Cuban's blog earlier this week as one of the first funding re ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Rinse and Repeat? Mavs Can Earn Believers Tonight

    Mark Cuban = William Wallace?Was enjoying some second-hand smoke from Dale Hansen's seegar down in Victory Plaza before last night's Mavs-Spurs showdown. We were discussing this week's Observer cover story, owner Mark Cuban's unprecedented outburst, how Dale claims he's "too shy" to serv ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009
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    October 30, 2008

    Your ’08-09 Dallas Mavericks: Still Good. Still Not Good Enough.

    Make-or-break year for him. And his team. Don’t believe it. The Mavericks, overnight, did not grow old and tired and shitty. Everywhere you surf entering tonight’s opener against the Houston Rockets – especially here – you hear how Dallas will be lucky to win 45ish games and lucky to ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008

    NBA GMs Aren't Impressed With Your Dallas Mavericks

    Rick Carlisle's in-game adjustments. And prayer. That's what this Mavs' season comes down to? As the Mavs head into tonight’s preseason finale, a bit more disrespect comes their way. A little more poison into which they can dip their arrows and place in their quivers for the season of retribut ... More >>

  • News

    October 9, 2008

    The Mavericks' Faith In Jason Kidd

    For better or worse, the Mavs trust in the power of Bas-Kidd-Ball

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    May 6, 2008

    At Least I Got Two Predictions Right

    Who knew this trade would be disastrous? Um, yours truly. I thought the Internet was a fad. I was convinced Tom Landry would never ever never get fired (or die). And I just knew Anna Kournikova was built to win at least one Grand Slam. But last winter, even this blind squirrel found two nuts ... More >>

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    April 30, 2008

    Now, Where Did We Put Our Post-Season Bong?

    Brandon Bass. There. Now that I’ve addressed the positives from the Mavericks’ short-circuited post-season, let’s move on to trying to sort out the shit. Get comfy. It starts, of course, with the head coach. Avery Johnson must be fired. Now. Because of his micro-managing, defiant devotion to ... More >>

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    April 29, 2008

    Yo, Mavs, The End's Not Near

    Yeah, I know. The end is near. The Mavs packed their white flags and vacation itineraries on the flight to New Orleans yesterday. They are six-point underdogs against the Hornets tonight and, according to NBA history, have about a nine percent chance of rallying from down 3-1 to win the series. Dall ... More >>

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    April 28, 2008

    Of Flagrant Fouls and Shining Stars

    After last night’s dichotomous performances by the Mavs and Stars, it appears we’ll be having our spring over ice, thanks. Because while Dallas’ hockey team was dismantling the San Jose Sharks to take a 2-0 series lead, its basketball team put forth one of the most disturbingly ineffective eff ... More >>

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    April 25, 2008

    Arm-Chair Managing in the Hours Before Ron Washington's Fired

    It's less than a month into the baseball season, and the Texas Rangers have already hit rock bottom. Texas is tied with the Washington Nationals for the worst record in the bigs at 7-19, and team president Nolan Ryan is scheduled to meet this weekend with a different Washington (Ron) and general man ... More >>

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    April 24, 2008

    Sports Notes Almost as Long as An 11-Run Sixth Inning

    You did know FC Dallas was undefeated, no? Well, then, there ya go. Brought to you by the good folks who sometimes give you Monday Morning Meanderings: As noted this a.m., The Cowboys finally acquired Adam “Pacman” Jones for a fourth-round draft choice. Bitch and moan all you want about the ero ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2008

    It's Time for Mavericks Coach Avery Johnson to Deliver

    If the team continues to erode, the coach must go

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    April 23, 2008

    The Beginning Of The End

    Why can't the Mavs' coach take his own damned advice? On second thought, Dirk Nowitzki shouldn’t have turned the other cheek. He should’ve hauled off and cold-cocked David West during last Saturday’s Game 1. Or, at least, put him in a headlock and bludgeoned his nose Nolan Ryan-style. That way ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008
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    April 17, 2008

    The Big Easier: The Mavericks Have the Playoffs Just Where They Want 'Em

    No, the Dallas Mavericks’ first-round playoff series against the New Orleans Hornets won’t be slam-dunk simple. Not with the way the Mavs have played on the road, and Dirk Nowitzki is limping, and ,,, well, you know the story. But of the MVP candidates in the West, I’d much rather face Chris P ... More >>

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    February 21, 2008

    You’re Kidding, Right?

    One game, and already Richie's proclaiming Kidd and empty jersey -- one you can buy right here, matter o' fact! Don’t worry, maybe one of the Mavericks will exercise an obscure trade veto, and we can nix this whole Jason Kidd deal before it’s too late. Oh, shit. Wait. We’re stuck? I know, I kn ... 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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    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 >>

  • News

    November 16, 2006

    Premature Evacuation

    Caution: Knee jerks hopping off Mavs' bandwagon

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    March 28, 2006

    The Biggest D

    Put the Southwest Division race with the San Antonio Spurs on the back burner. Press pause on their pursuit of a franchise record 61 wins. And momentarily disregard Dirk Nowitzki's push for the NBA's Most Valuable Player nod. Tonight in Detroit, the Dallas Mavericks are after one thing and one thing ... More >>

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    May 22, 2003

    Hot in Here

    Deep in the playoffs, Cuban keeps the heat on Nellie

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