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 >>
Your World Champion Dallas Mavericks were supposed to take on the Indiana Pacers tonight at the American Airlines Center, the sixth of eight preseason games leading to November 1's regular-season opener against Chicago at the AAC. But with each passing day, it's looking more and more like the loc ... More >>
Soon as the Mavericks "drafted" Texas shooting guard Jordan Hamilton, I received texts and tweets and a couple of phone calls from excited fans. Hamilton played for the Longhorns, so he must be good, right? W-R-O-N-G. Not sure if any school has more NBA busts than the one down ... More >>
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 >>
Mark Cuban, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs shed labels and the Miami Heat on the way to their first NBA championship.
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 >>
In four NBA Finals' fourth quarters, LeBron James has three baskets. He's been outscored in the final quarters of this series by Dirk Nowitzki, 44-9. In Game 4 he not only scored a playoff career-low 8 points -- first time in 433 games he's been held below 10 -- he let Jason Terry ... More >>
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 >>
Mavericks revenge is a dish best served with Heat.
The Thunder's performance reminiscent of yesterday's Mavs.
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 >>
Execution vs. Explosion. Savvy vs. Speed. Aptitude vs. Athleticism. You get the picture. Mavs vs. Thunder. While -- yeah, I know -- I shoulda took my Mavs-over-Blazers first-round pick and quit while I was ahead, I predicted a Lakers' win the West semis and, happily, sheepishly, here we a ... More >>
Another humiliating collapse has even the most loyal Mavs fans bailing before the inevitable crash and burn.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
His critics wouldn't call him soft, but his teammates would still lead the Mavs to another early exit.
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 >>
The Game 2 Hero: Peja10. 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 >>
A-Trak, Kid Sister, The Gaslamp KillerTreesApril 19, 2011Better than: a rousing game of DJ Hero.Pete FreedmanA-Trak at Trees last night. There weren't any grand entrances at Trees last night. Mostly, there were just transitions.And, in many regards, that was fitting. This show, after all, was cur ... More >>
Weird game at American Airlines Center last Saturday night. In Game 1 of the Mavs-Blazers first-round series, Jason Kidd made six 3-pointers, Marcus Camby had more assists than Dallas' point guard and the Mavs shot 19 fourth-quarter free throws to Portland's two. The Mavs survived an ugly g ... More >>
Was watching Rangers-Yankees Sunday night on ESPN and was struck by something. As our TV pictures have been more clear via HD, our screens have gotten more cluttered with an avalanche of information. On the screen at one time were graphics for the network, balls, strikes, outs, runners on ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Game 1 at Dallas Sat. 8:30 (ESPN) Game 2 at Dallas Tue. &nb ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The NBA's love affair with hip-hop is nothing new. And, really, neither is seeing NBA stars do hip-hop dances--or, even more specifically, Dallas-born dances. At the 2009 NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix, NBA stars LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal and Nate Robinson all flashed either the Do ... More >>
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 >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *While Donovan McNabb is dangled by the Philadelphia Eagles and Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers conveniently avoids talking to the police about possible rape charges, isn't it nice th ... More >>
Yo La Tengo, Times New VikingGranada TheaterJanuary 30, 2010Much better than: staying home watching the Mavericks lose to the Blazers.Will Von BoltonClick here for a slideshow from Saturday night's show.A sold-out crowd got out of the cold weather and into the warm confines of The Granada Theater ... More >>
Dirk looks excited about the season. You?Last time we saw our Dallas Mavericks it wasn't pretty was ugly. Jason Terry was flopping (only 15 points per game), the defense was floundering (surrendering 115 per game) and owner Mark Cuban was flapping (his gums at Kenyon Martin's mom) in ... More >>
Hal SamplesFamily reasons? Give us a break, Neerman. Geez, like we haven't heard that one before. On Tuesday, DMN'er Gromer Jeffers reported on one of the paper's 423 blogs (apparently they have one named after the Portland Trail Blazers) that Dallas County Republican Party chair Jonathan Neerman (a ... More >>
Trade proposal: Mavs Man and tonight's 24th pick for these two prospects?Like the Dallas Cowboys did a couple months ago, the Dallas Mavericks have made the decision to fortify their roster via quantity, not quality. But in an NBA Draft that features Blake Griffin, Hasheem Thabeet, James ... More >>
Danny Bollinger The forgotten one?I give up. I admit, I expected the Dallas Mavericks to lose at Phoenix, lose at Portland, beat Golden State and get blown out by the Lakers. I went 0-4. In typically unpredictable, unsettling fashion, they went 2-2. I'll go on Channel 52 tonight at 6:30 - fi ... More >>
Danny Bollinger What if he stays hot for four months? Could happen.Look, I can be as jaded as anyone. Cynical. Smartassy. Surly. Down right skeptical. Especially - in case you haven't been paying attention - when it comes to the Dallas Mavericks. But tonight's last night's 93-89 victory in P ... More >>
I stumbled across this the other day on Youtube, and, yep, that's right; it's the Portland Trailblazers' rookies, earlier this year, being hazed somewhat by the veteran players on the team and being forced to dance to Them GSpot Boyz's "Stanky Legg" at a preseason scrimmage. I kid you not.Perhaps t ... More >>
Or are the Mavs just Kidding around?
Caution: Knee jerks hopping off Mavs' bandwagon
The Mavs win because they're a rare combo: freewheeling and careful