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Roy Tarpley

  • News

    June 30, 2011

    The 2011 Mavs Vs. the '88 Version, In a Battle of Smooth Vs. Smothering

    The Mavs are NBA champions, but are they the best team in franchise history?

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    The Best Team in Mavericks' History: '88 vs. '11

    ​While contemplating defensive coordinator Dwane Casey's departure to be the Toronto Raptors' head coach and whom they should take with the 26th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, a couple more Mavs-related items buzzed through my brain this week. 1. Who from the championship team s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2011

    While We Wait for Election Returns, Look at NY Times's Front-Page Story About Harlan Crow

    Photo by Brian HarkinHarlan Crow​I'm killing time at this point ... and this bottle of Old Fitzgerald. And while we wait for the county to update its election totals, I'm reading tomorrow's New York Times, which is full of local-interest stories -- more than our own daily, probably. Like this nice ... 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

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.29.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Most surprising thing about Cowboys first-round draft pick Tyron Smith? According to scout Walter Juliff, he's related to a former Cowboy with the same last name. Goes by the nam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Game 5 -- Mavericks 93, Blazers 82: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​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 >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    December 23, 2010
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    November 25, 2010
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    February 22, 2010

    Is Brendan Haywood Already the Best Mavericks' Center Ever?

    Still the best?​No, but he's close. Not that the Washington Wizard-turned-Maverick hasn't played impressively in his first four games in Dallas (10.8 points, 8.8 rebounds), but it says more about our sad history than his play, doesn't it? Haywood, part of last week's trade that sent J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Dallas' Fantasy Roster

    No. 12 in your football program ... No. 12 on our fantasy roster.​When I say No. 22, who comes to mind? Do you immediately think of the Dallas Cowboys' all-time best runner? Or their all-time best rusher? Or perhaps instead the second-leading all-time scorer in the history of the Dallas Mav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Roy Tarpley Steals Even More Mavericks' Money

    Ever tell you my Roy Tarpley story? In 1994-95 I'm covering the Dallas Mavericks for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. After some horrible seasons under Quinn Buckner and the like, the organization is abuzz. The Three J's - remember them? - are in place and rejoining the rebuilding is the most tal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Mr. Hollins' Opus

    Let's don't call Laura Miller and her parade plans just yet, but the Mavericks may have found something. A luxury they haven't enjoyed since, oh, forever. Or at least since Roy Tarpley. A mobile, athletic big man. It was - who else? - Dirk Nowitizki's calm, fadeaway 18-footer that beat the Phil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Ten Years Ago, Kevin Sullivan Said Goodbye to the Dallas Mavericks' Front Office. Next Week, He Moves Out of the West Wing.

    A decade ago, I interviewed Kevin Sullivan on his last day as the Dallas Mavericks' vice president of communications, a job he'd held for 18 years -- since the team's inception in 1980. It seemed like a good idea to do another exit interview today, because Sullivan, pictured above with President Bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    From Humble Dallas Roots, CNN's Roland Martin Climbs Alongside Barack Obama

    From Dallas Weekly to the White House? Could happen. From humble beginnings, he has risen. In a white man’s world, he has conquered. Not this guy. This guy. Oh, I guess Barack Obama has done pretty well for himself, too. First black President. Prompting optimism in America throughout t ... More >>

  • News

    September 18, 2008

    The Great Digit Debate

    Just which local players have earned the right to be eternally identified with their uniform numbers?

  • News

    September 4, 2008

    Six Pac

    The Cowboys are counting on NFL outlaw Pacman Jones to pop the top on their sixth Super Bowl.

  • News

    July 3, 2008

    The Hard Lie

    How former Ticket host Greg Williams destroyed the most dynamic duo in Dallas talk radio through drugs, deceit and disaffection

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2008

    The Dallas Mavericks' Official Release Concerning Avery Johnson's Official Release

    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 >>

  • News

    November 22, 2007

    Greg Williams 'Hammers' The Ticket

    Detoured again by drugs, Greg Williams and The Ticket face a bump in the road

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007

    Roy Tarpley Returns, This Time to Sue the Dallas Mavericks

    There are two words no more heartbreaking to Dallas Mavericks fans than "Roy" and "Tarpley." Exactly two decades ago, he was named to the NBA's All-Rookie team -- while, at the same time, he was being ordered to enter the league's rehab center for chemical abuse. It was the first time he was receive ... More >>

  • News

    July 5, 2007

    White Elephants

    Mavs' draft gifts usually pale in comparison

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2006

    Juan Gone...to Long Island

    Juan Gonzalez ain't no Roy Tarpley, but it's gotta be a very close second. Looks like today is a sportsy day in Unfair Park. So, on that note... On Saturday, the New York Daily News ran a story about a mysterious bag found at Pearson International Airport in Toronto three weeks after September 11, 2 ... More >>

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    July 20, 2006
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    July 13, 2006

    Brad Davis for President. Or Not.

    Kevin Sullivan is probably the first guy to go from doing P.R. for a basketball team to doing it for a president. That's just a wild guess. And, yes, he knows he looks like actor Oliver Platt. On June 21, Kevin Sullivan was in a meeting about education—most likely, since at the time he was ass ... More >>

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Chumps to Champs

    Remarkable journey takes Mavs from worst to--finally--first

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    June 1, 2006

    Proud Papa

    Founding father may finally see Mavs baby grow up a champ

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    February 2, 2006

    Play It Forward

    Sports' smallest acts often come laced with giant implications

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    November 3, 2005

    The Dallas Donuts

    Can Dampier finally fill Mavs' middle?

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    November 1, 2001

    Back to the Future

    For Dirk, Don and the Mavs to compete with the Lakers, they'll have to look to an unlikely source for inspiration: the late-'80s teams of Mark Aguirre and Dick Motta

  • Culture

    June 24, 1999

    A decent shot

    Six years after coaching a wretched Mavs team, Gar Heard finally gets back in the game

  • Culture

    November 12, 1998

    Hoop dreams

    Kevin Sullivan devoted 18 years to working for the Mavs. So, was it worth it?

  • News

    August 20, 1998

    Rebound

    When Mark Aguirre left the Dallas Mavericks a decade ago, he became the fall guy for the team's decline. Now he's back, dealing with his ghosts and trying to help the franchise regain its former glory.

  • Culture

    January 1, 1998

    Top to bottom

    Roy Tarpley was once the NBA's best--till he stumbled and took the Mavericks down with him

  • News

    July 18, 1996

    The Dope Bowl

    Lawyers, goons, money--and some very curious sex toys. Laura Miller does the post-game analysis of the Michael Irvin trial.

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    September 7, 1995
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    April 27, 1995
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    April 27, 1995

    Goodbye, Roy

    Tarpley ducks out on Dallas, probably for the last time

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    December 22, 1994
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    December 1, 1994

    Roy's return

    Tarpley battles demons, boards--and Barney the dinosaur

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