10 All-Star Appearances. 1 NBA MVP. 1 Ring. 1 NBA Finals MVP. 4-time All-NBA First Team 3-Point Shootout Champion Soft. Clutch. With Sunday's victory over the Miami Heat Dirk Nowitzki filled in the final void of his Hall of Fame resume. Only things potentially left that would improve his leg ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *In 31 years of basketball, the Dallas Mavericks have won a combined (regular season and playoffs) 1,349 games. One more in Miami either Sunday or Tuesday and they are NBA Champions. *Histor ... More >>
I picked exactly one team of March Madness' Elite Eight and I long ago lost all of my Final Four (Pittsburgh, Louisville, San Diego State and Washington). But after a weekend of shocking upsets don't tell me your bracket isn't likewise busted. CBS cherishes a Cinderella and Americans ... More >>
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 >>
Far as we know, the storied North Dallas breakfast spot humbly named Mecca doesn't really serve 20-pound cinnamon rolls. Not yet, anyway. But with a little green-screen trick photography, the Mavs-produced video above (tip o' the hat to The Two Man Game) has Shawn Marion, Jason Terry, DeShawn Steve ... More >>
Caron Butler hasn't been as productive as he was in Washington, but he's getting there.Without their head coach and best player for most of the game, the Dallas Mavericks improved to 17-1 since November 20 with a 103-93 victory last night in Oklahoma City. Six Mavs chipped in with double-digit po ... More >>
Wrong Dougie.2010, again, proved a big year for The Dougie, the Dallas-born dance that has effectively taken over touchdown celebrations and dancefloors alike, and thrust the Dallas hip-hop scene into the international limelight. Thank Lil Wil's "My Dougie," which paid homage to Doug E. Fresh and ... More >>
There are a lot of things you can rely on the Wall Street Journal for, world news, stock market reports, political news and any kind of news with a liberal bend your little bleeding heart could desire. But, one thing they may want to stay away from is studying dance moves.
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 >>
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 >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I'm setting the over/under on Tiger Woods saying the word "sorry" in this morning's sanitized statement at 4.5, and I'm taking the under. I'll also be shocked if he cries. At some point he will, b ... More >>
New Mav Caron ButlerThree years ago to the day I loved Josh Howard. But this morning I'm thrilled that he's no longer a Dallas Maverick. Why? Because lost in the parties and record-setting crowd of NBA All-Star Weekend was a seven-player trade that both re-shaped the Mavs' roster and re-bo ... More >>
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 >>
Danny Bollinger Dirk scored two points in his first game back in '99. In '10 he scored his 20,000th point.When we last left your Dallas Mavericks - this is Cowboys' country, right? - they were opening the NBA season with a humbling 11-point loss to the Washington Wizards. Tonight they tra ... More >>
Maybe the sweet new baby blues are lucky?After attending last Tuesday's sluggish opener at American Airlines Center, I didn't exactly think the Dallas Mavericks were a hideous outfit that would miss the playoffs. But I certainly didn't see them beating the Los Angeles Lakers. Maybe: 1) The ... More >>
10. There was some good news out of the Dallas Mavericks' hideous 102-91 loss to the Washington Wizards last night at American Airlines Center. Bruce Hornsby - a long-time buddy of head coach Rick Carlisle - played a stirring National Anthem on the piano. (But, dude, he has the limpest/wimpi ... 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 >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Last night I got a foot massage. By a guy. And thoroughly enjoyed it. Now, now. Settle down. It's not what you think. Friend of mine tells me of a place where at 11 p.m. you can get an hour-l ... More >>
Shawn Marion. Drew Gooden. Roddy Beaubois. Quinton Ross. Count ABC among the non-believers in your new-and-maybe-sorta-somehwhat improved Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs' schedule for next season has them appearing nine times on ESPN, seven times on NBATV, four times on TNT and, um, zero tim ... More >>
Hey, who's the dork just to the left of Motta's ass? The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is hallowed ground. The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is a sacred shrine. The Basketball Hall of Fame is an absolute joke. I realize it's weird timing, seeing tha ... More >>
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