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  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Whitt's End: 8.19.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:Talked to the family of Shannon Stone for next week's Observer column. Wait until you hear their other sad story involving a souvenir ball from a Rangers' game. Sorry, you have to wait.Not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS -- Mavericks vs. Heat: The Preview

    ​Charles Barkley is 3-0 picking the Mavericks in playoff series this spring. ESPN's Bruce Bowen is 0-3 picking against them. Me? 2-1. I picked Mavs over Blazers and Thunder but had them losing to the Lakers. In Miami for tonight's Game 1 of the NBA Finals, I'm having difficulty viewing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS -- Heat 92, Mavericks 84: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Mavs spurted 7-0 out of halftime and led 51-43, but somehow trailed 65-61 entering fourth. How's that you ask? Four turnovers and a LeBron James 25-foot fadeaway 3-pointer at the buzzer that makes you just tip your cap. 9. Back in the early '00s the Sacramento Kings were a bad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Roddy's Return: A For Amusing

    ​As promised, Roddy Beaubois did something amazing last night: He made us watch a mid-February Dallas Mavericks game against the lowly Sacramento Kings. And, unless you're expectations were irrationally optimistic, he did not disappoint. In his first NBA game action since last April, the seco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    The Return of Roddy: Boffo or Bust?

    Last time we saw Roddy Beaubois, we didn't see nearly enough. After a sporadic rookie season highlighted by a 40-point game against the Golden State Warriors last March, the cat-quick combo guard almost single-handedly rallied the Dallas Mavericks to a win in Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Mavs Win 10th Consecutive Game, Fail to Impress the Masses

    ​It's not often I stay up late to watch a duel between J.J. Barea and Samuel Dalembert, but last night's 102-100 victory by the Dallas Mavericks over the Sacramento Kings was special. It kicked off the Bob Ortegel-less era with a win. And was the Mavs' 10th consecutive victory. To which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Whitt's End: 1.21.11

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So the Dallas Cowboys hire loquacious, bombastic, entertaining new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan not with a press conference but only a press release? That's like hiring Ricky Gervais to emcee th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    NBA Rookies John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins Teach The Other Rooks How To Dougie

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    The Dallas Mavericks and Girls Gone Wild Make a Creepy Couple?

    ​Surprised by the reaction to Tuesday's item about Girls Gone Wild: Search for the Hottest Girl in America. There was a computer hiccup in the afternoon, so comments were disabled for a while. But via text, in my email inbox and through calls to 105.3 The Fan most folks are somehow disgusted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Mavs-Spurs Game 6 Irrationally Optimistic Game 6 Preview

    ​Dallas Mavericks' guard Jason Terry is guaranteeing a victory in tonight's Game 6 against the Spurs in San Antonio, which would force a dramatic Game 7 Saturday at American Airlines Center. "No question. We're coming back," Terry said. "We have to. It's our mission. Our job is to go down th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    Can the Mavs Draft Their Way Back Into Contention?

    Danny Bollinger After him, Dallas' draft history this decade gets really bad really quick.As we prepare to watch the Lakers turn the Thuggets (L.A. in 7) into mere mortals in the Western Conference Finals, let's ponder what the Mavs can do to get back into the NBA's final four. *Re-sign Jaso ... More >>

  • News

    March 5, 2009
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    February 19, 2009

    Your Dallas Mavericks are the Second-Best Team in the NBA ... Sorta

    While twiddling my thumbs waiting for the Mavericks - or anyone - to make a significant, deadline-beating NBA trade, I wondered just how good Dallas has been this millenium. Calculator 10 minutes elbow grease = Yahtzee! Answer: Damn good. Second-best good. From the beginning of owner Mark Cuban' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Cuban at the Crossroads: We Can Win the NBA Championship

    I tracked down Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban last night before his team's game against the Sacramento Kings at American Airlines Center. He was on the StairMaster. Insisting his team isn't on the treadmill. "Not right now we're not," Cuban told me. "Treadmill teams are those that don't hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Rodriguez 'n Romo: Two Guys Who Don't Get It

    After attending the Mavs' shootaround this morning and before heading back to American Airlines Center tonight for the showdown contest victory over the Sacramento Kings, I watched and re-watched this week's interviews with two of America's biggest sporting dufuses. Sorry, but Tony Romo and Alex Rod ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Touchdown, Obama! and other Inauguration Sports Benchmarks

    If you know me, you know the only the reason I'm happy to have George Dubya Bush back in Dallas is because it means he's no longer in Washington, D.C. As I've said all along, he's a good guy. Just a really bad President. But that's ancient history, right? Today we shake the Etch-o-Sketch for a clean ... More >>

  • News

    August 21, 2008

    What a Drag

    Not long ago a rising All-Star, Josh Howard is suddenly regressing professionally and personally

  • News

    April 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 5, 2008

    Decision ’08: The Worst of Both Worlds

    Your newest Dallas Maverick, Tyronn Lue So, it's still Obama and Clinton -- or, just maybe, Obama-Clinton? Choices, choices. Speaking of, consider your local teams’ tricky transactions. Would you rather be the Dallas Mavericks, forced to rely on a backup point guard (Tyronn Lue) cut by the sub-.50 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2007

    Webber to Grill in Dallas?

    He's no Kevin Garnett, but Chris Webber would be a fascinating off-season move for the Mavs, to say the very least. ESPN.com's Marc Stein sends word today that Chris Webber may not be on the verge of retiring after all. Webber, who's already playedworn out his welcome with the Golden State Warriors, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2007

    Get Some

    The Mavs go for the kill

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2007

    Eight Runs, Reruns -- All the Same to the Rangers

    I still can't believe this is how Ed Bark spends his time: watching local TV ratings so, thank God, the rest of us don't have to. And I do love this tidbit from this morning's ratings recap: The Mavs' hardfought, Dirk-less road win over the Sacramento Kings averaged 171,360 homes and easily was th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2006

    Hey, Now, You're An All-Star

    Gee, wonder why the NBA's having its All-Star Game in Las Vegas this season. Nothing to do with the fantasy suites at the hotel run by the Kings' owners, surely. I will definitely be in attendance when the NHL All-Star Game rolls through town in January. Continuing that theme of blanket civic servi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2006

    Motivating Your Mavs

    Avery Johnson just got a nice contract extension. If only the Mavs can extend their season again. If only the refs call it right this time, eh, Mark? I know, there's lingering pain and raw emotions and, gawdalmighty, you're just not ready for basketball yet 'cuz the hurt of the Mavs' loss in the Fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2006

    Seventh Heaven

    As a player, Avery Johnson spurred the Mavs to win their Game 7 semifinal against the Kings in 2003. Can he do it as the team's head coach tonight? On May 17, 2003, the Dallas Mavericks were about to host the Sacramento Kings in Game 7 of the NBA's Western Conference Semifinals. In their American Ai ... More >>

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    New Kids on the Block

    The Nash-less Mavs try to hang tough and build a winning team from scratch

  • News

    May 6, 2004

    Mavs Maniacs

    No big changes? Then Cuban is crazy.

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Playing Coy

    Plus: Dude, You Owe Us, Like, $95,000; Edit Yourself

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Half of Basketball Ever

    First half of the Western Conference Semifinals Game 2

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Brite Idea

    Plus: Cover Up; Sack of Kittens; Net Gains

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Battle of Midway

    With half the season gone, are these Mavs good enough to win a title?

  • Culture

    January 22, 1998

    Who's the boss?

    Ross Perot Jr. owns the Dallas Mavericks, but--for better or worse--it's Don Nelson's team

  • Culture

    September 21, 1995

    Big men, big houses

    For one sports star, home is where the bowling alley is

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