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Shaquille O'Neal

  • News

    August 29, 2013

    Whatever Happened to the Lazy Mexican?

    And will gabachos ever pick crops like Mexicans?

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    The Eight Worst NBA/Music Crossovers

    Listen, we know most of you aren't paying attention to the NBA finals like you were last year, but for those of who are (some out of Heat Hate, some out of love for the game), we've been treated to some rather abysmal NBA promos featuring Linkin Park's shitty, shitty music. This is nothing new, as ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012
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    June 14, 2011

    Why Mark Cuban Should Really Get Championship Rings for the Mavs

    It just wouldn't be the same if Jordan had five rings and a show pony.​Tough to tell how serious Mark Cuban is about forgoing championship rings and getting something else to commemorate the franchise's first title. But he seems pretty committed to changing it up. "Rings are old school," Cuba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Shaquille O'Neal Retires: My Top 5 NBA Centers in the History of Ever

    He had lotsa laughs ... at the expense of the Mavericks​When the NBA All-Star Game came to Dallas in February 2010 I got to hop in a Hummer limo. Driven by a big guy. Who had no use for road rules, or police barriers. As he ran over a bunch of traffic cones and headed toward a security ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Six Reasons We Hope Shaq Doesn't Return to Music Now That He's Retired From Basketball

    Stick with movies, Shaq​It's hard not to love Shaq. He's managed to create a superstar persona out of being a lovable oaf. Oh, and there's that whole basketball thing. He's one of the greatest players of all time, if only because of his size. But, yesterday, the Big Diesel finally went and announc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    First, He Was Tron. Then, The Big Lebowski. Now, Dirk Nowitzki's Navin R. Johnson.

    Back in April we ran that Dirk Nowitzki film festival alluded to in the headline. Cute stuff, especially Dirk as The Dude. Tonight at the AAC, when Your Dallas Mavericks take on the Shaq-less Boston Celtics, debuts another addition to the filmography starring Dirk as Steve Martin as The Jerk. Sneak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Mavs Courting O'Neal? Oh Boy?!

    ​Your Dallas Mavericks are pondering an O'Neal, but not that one. Team source told me last night that the Mavs acquiring former Superman center Shaquille O'Neal is "a long longshot," but that Miami Heat center Jermaine O'Neal is a real possibility. Honestly, neither name gets me too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Like I've Said Before, Dirk Nowitzki is the Most Underappreciated Athlete in the History of The Metroplex

    ​Through the years, I've attempted to defend Dallas Mavericks' star Dirk Nowitzki. Praised him in columns. Put him atop underrated lists. The guy has done everything except win a championship. Points. MVPs. Guts. You name it. Now he's gone an unprecedented step further. Name me another s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​Happy Birthday, America.   Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right?   Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010
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    January 28, 2010
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    January 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Mavs Trade Down, Try Not to Fall Asleep

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Dirk Nowitzki On the, Um, Rebound? Good For Him

    Imagine the mustaches and pointy ears Cristal Taylor will draw on these chicks in prison.Not real sure about The Dirty. Who is this "Nik"? What is a "Shim"? Isn't it a little way late to boast yourself as "the world's first ever reality blogger"? Whatever. The site has some interesting p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Whitt's End: 4.10.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *What's more obtuse: That Iowa is now a more progressively liberal state than California, or that the Texas Rangers woke up this morning as the only undefeated team in the American League? *Feels like the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    All A-Twitter

    I'd tweet this item, but ... no. Instead, this trio of Twitter-related items in a single post. As in: This morning, the Chicago Tribune becomes the latest in a series of stories to reference Addison-based TweetCongress, which, go figure, follows the tweets of those in Congress -- about 110 politicia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    New Sportatorium Feature: The Totally Unsubstantiated Rumor Mill

    Okay gang, I'm swamped up to here this week working on a Dallas Observer cover story for later this month. So I don't have the luxury of pouring economically dripping my usual time and/or effort into tracking down whispers. That said, I'd also never prevent a good rumor from potentially blossom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Girls on Girls: The Hottest Female Athletes According to Females

    Okay, let's try something different. Something titillating. Since Observer staff writers Merritt Martin and Megan Feldman almost never get in a cat fight that spills over into the mud-wrestling pit, they instead want to entertain us visually-stimulated, testosterone-saturated dorks with their o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Jesus, That Sure Looks Like Shaq

    Yesterday, we found the Jesus in a slab of granite stored out near Mesquite. (And, yes, The Jesus in a Slab of Granite is an excellent band name and/or flavor of ice cream.) But we end the week that was with this, courtesy a good Friend who dropped this off in the comments section. In the same stack ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 24, 2007

    Very Special

    IMAX rocks the Effects

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2006

    Heat Don't Fail Them Now

    Why is this man smiling? Oh, right. Because he is kicking the Mavericks' collective ass. Did think briefly this morning about recapping the results of my swim team's meet last night; turns out we lost too, but at least the kids tried, which is more than I can say for the Dallas Mavericks as they dro ... More >>

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    Assist, Nellie

    Transformation started by Mavs' Godfather finally finished

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2006

    Wading into Rough Waters

    Looks like Dwyane Wade did not forget his balls last night. What, you didn't think your Dallas Mavericks were going to sweep the Miami Heat; who are you, anyway, Tim Cowlishaw? And weren't you getting just a little bored with this series? Wasn't that the kind of game you wanted and expected--a thril ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2006

    Parading Around The Arrogance

    Look, we all know our Dallas Mavericks are gonna win the NBA Finals. But that doesn't mean the series is over just yet. The Mavs are up 2-0 heading into tonight's Game 3, where the Miami Heat will almost certainly ride desperation to a big early lead. They call it human nature, and the hungry man be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2006

    Hurricane Harbor

    Who needs coffee when there's this to greet you first thing in the morning: "Mavs-Heat isn't must-see TV," blares the headline from the San Francisco Chronicle, where columnist Gwen Knapp says Sunday offered much better sports viewing than Game 2 of the NBA Finals. You know what was better than the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2006

    Feeling Charitable Toward Shaq

    Memo to Shaq: Tossing kids is not how you're supposed to practice free throws. Then again, whatever doesn't work... It's almost to the point of sympathy--pity, really. With the way your Dallas Mavericks have dismantled the Miami Heat in taking a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals, it's like watching a heavy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2006

    Of Shaq and Stack

    Wishful thinking of wish fulfillment? The Sporting News is reporting this morning that Jason Terry's going to stay in Dallas next season. Looks like the NBA Finals ain't going past Thursday night's Game 4 in Miami; least, that's what it says in damned near every paper Unfair Park's been perusing thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2006

    Game Won

    See, I toldja the Heat sucked. That and other revelations from the Mavs' Game 1 victory over Miami last night at American Airlines Center: Nothing says cool like glowing blue pom-poms. Made the American Airlines Center look more like a U2 concert instead of The NBA Finals. After forcing our jeers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2006

    Say, That's Odd

    The morning-after round-up won't be as much fun should the Dallas Mavericks drop a game or four to the Miami Heat; who wants to search thousands of articles detailing your home team's butt-whooping, when it's bad enough to read just one? Thankfully, this morning's newsstand is filled with good news- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2006
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    June 8, 2006

    Uh...Mark?

    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has picked up a nice piece about Mark Cuban and Shaq--the "oddball couple," ugh--written for the Associated Press by my old pal Jaime Aron. But I warn you: It contains the worst picture ever taken of the Cubes. And I think scout Reggie Johnson agrees, from the l ... More >>

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Chumps to Champs

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

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2006

    And You Thought Gas Prices Were Out of Control

    As you can probably tell by now, I loves me some Mavs. I'm a teenager who attended their first game at Reunion Arena back in 1980, an adult who made a decent living chronicling their every move in the newspaper and a parent whose son named the family dog "Maverick." MFFL, as it were. But I'll be dam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2006

    Sports News You Can Use or Peruse or, Even, Abuse

    In our ramp-up to the Mavs-Heat NBA Finals, which tips off tomorrow night, we continue our wrap-up of the national media coverage of the series. Let's begin all the way up in Washington state, where Seattle Times writer Percy Allen brands this a most watchable series--and not only that, but the "daw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2006

    Diesel Does Dallas

    One of these guys will not be playing in the NBA Finals beginning Thursday. That is so awesome. The good news: After 26 long years your Dallas Mavericks are in the NBA Finals. The bad news: Shaquille O'Neal is coming to town. Whether it's been dunking on Shawn Bradley, mocking Erick Dampier, flirtin ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2005
  • News

    November 3, 2005

    The Dallas Donuts

    Can Dampier finally fill Mavs' middle?

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Rumor That Got Us All Worked Up Over Nothing

    Shaq to come to the Dallas Mavericks

  • News

    June 24, 2004

    Love Shaq

    We'll trade ya!

  • News

    February 12, 2004

    Wheel Skills

    Plus: Painting Miss Violet; Pontius Pilot

  • Dining

    April 10, 2003

    Grain of Terror

    Why do we drink beer while watching sports?

  • News

    November 21, 2002

    Cube Attitude

    Plus: Folked Up and Holiday Graft Guide

  • Culture

    April 19, 2001

    Showtime

    Fifty wins was cute and all, but now the Mavs will only go as far as Juwan takes them

  • Music

    January 7, 1999

    Throw your hands in the air

    Beatin' down hip-hop in 1998 like a stepchild

  • Culture

    December 10, 1998

    Free throwing up

    Locked out and fed up, some NBA, uh, all-stars hoop it way down

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