In tiny Knox City, a sick boy and his robot sidekick keep beating the odds.
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 >>
The remaking of SMU basketball with the game's most persistent coach.
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 >>
Avery Johnson, picking up his Coach of the Year award two years ago. Which seems like a million years ago. Either Mavs owner Mark Cuban takes the suggestions of Unfair Park (and everyone else with eyes) pretty damn seriously, or else Avery Johnson’s dismissal had become that obvious. Probably the ... More >>
In a column sure to make locals' heads collectively 'splode, former Dallas Morning News sports writer Gary Myers, who departed these climes in '89, today has a piece in the Daily News bearing the aw-jeez headline, "The Big Apple vs. The Big D." As in, "Dallas is a pizza and bagels-challenged town, t ... More >>
Michael Vick derails his career, divides the races and, hopefully, opens our eyes
Dallas hoops legend comes home to spread good in the 'hood
Turns out the best player on the NBA's best team is a normal guy
Other teams screwed up by not taking Josh Howard, which helps the Mavs
Jay-Z previews his latest opus, The Black Album
See, it's a play on "charity stripe," which is funnier than this column
Deep in the playoffs, Cuban keeps the heat on Nellie
Derek Harper calls the game--and one day, he hopes, the shots--for the Mavs
Tim Hardaway makes a noble last stand for a team that needs him
We had lost faith in local film festivals--until this one
When the Mavericks made a deal with the USA Network, Tom Hicks' regional sports channel became less regional
Don't look a gift Bull in the mouth, but a win over Chicago doesn't mean a darned thing
Ross Perot Jr. owns the Dallas Mavericks, but--for better or worse--it's Don Nelson's team
With Mavericks Coach Jim Cleamons and GM Don Nelson, life's a constant battle for position
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.
The documentary Unzipped introduces a new kind of screen idol