After leaving the Mavericks as the club's all-time leading scorer, pre-Dirk of course, Rolando Blackman has bounced around a bit. He spent a couple of seasons with the Knicks and a couple more playing in Europe before finally retiring to the sidelines. Some of those sidelines were at the American Ai ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*Jason Terry's voice is still hoarse from all the partying and cigars, but yet we're already peeking at 2012. Problem: The Mavs aren't a team built for the future, but rather the here-'n-now ... More >>
Two things I could have done to make my dad really happy with me would have been to become religious and to care about baseball. I failed him in both.
Let's not talk about the religion thing and say we did. But professional sports: I can't even tell you why I never developed an interest. I s ... More >>
LeBron holds the fate of the NBA in his hands this offseason...Because we know you come to DC9 for all your sports-watching needs, let us chime in for a moment on the upcoming NBA offseason, which the Mavs are already fully entrenched in--and, hey, so too is LeBron James, courtesy of the Boston C ... More >>
I was really excited - re-invested, as it were - in the Dallas Mavericks and this year's NBA Playoffs. The team was poised. The games are fun. The conversations about the games are entertaining. The city is empowered by the wins and somehow galvanized by the losses.
But, alas, the circus ten ... More >>
Ross Perot Jr. is pushing 40, and still trying to slip from his father's shadow. He's built Alliance Airport, bought the Mavericks, and is trying to ramrod a new arena. But he isn't a pit bull like his old man. That's where Frank Zaccanelli comes in.
The Texas Rangers better win the pennant this year, if only to atone for subjecting fans to two decades of baseball hell. Mike Shropshire chronicles the team's cursed early years in an exclusive Observer excerpt.