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  1. Wednesday Morning One Liners: Ceballos doing well

    Nov 23, 2011, 10:48 AM EST

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    We bring you a Thanksgiving feast of rumors, reports and international news this morning. Cedric Ceballos is recovering well after having a blood clot removed from his coronary artery, reports the Arizona Republic. You can odd Magic Johnson and Paul Pierce to the rosters for the Barack Obama fundraiser game next month, reports the Washington…

  2. DeShawn Stevenson is frustrated, rips Billy Hunter

    Nov 22, 2011, 5:09 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

    Dallas Mavericks players maybe more frustrated with the lockout than anyone. This season was to be their coronation — Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd and a team full of guys who worked hard, won an NBA title and… No banner to the rafter. No rings. Just lost momentum. A couple of them spoke with Marc…

  3. LeBron: “I can understand why a lot of people were upset”

    Nov 21, 2011, 8:26 PM EST

    Not shown: hair on LeBron's forehead.

    LeBron James understands where you are coming from, you haters. He’s backtracked from how he handled “The Decision” for some time now, said he wouldn’t want to change the choice but does wish he had gone about it differently. He and those around the announcement thought the show was all for a good cause, not…

  4. Report: Tyson Chandler looking at playing in China

    Nov 20, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

    Tyson Chandler of the Dallas Mavericks c

    Tyson Chandler has every reason to want to push for an NBA season, more than most. He’s an unrestricted free agent whenever the offseason actually begins, and this is his last major contract. He’s coming off being the deciding factor in the NBA Finals (outside of Dirk’s brilliance or LeBron’s, ahem, struggles), and is a…

  5. Dirk is ready to start considering overseas options

    Nov 19, 2011, 8:00 PM EST

    Marc Gasol of Spain looks on while being guarded by Nowitzki of Germany during their FIBA EuroBasket 2011 basketball game in Vilnius

    Dirk Nowitzki has been pretty optimistic, and also pretty quiet during the lockout. He’s going to get any offer he wants overseas, or at least as good a deal as he can reasonably expect, but he’s been holding out hope like the rest of us that the two sides will get their collective heads out…

  6. Coach says Nowitzki out of shape, may play in Europe

    Nov 18, 2011, 8:52 AM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki Wurzburg Germany

    Dirk Nowitzki has remained loyal to Holger Geschwinder — the old coach with the unorthodox techniques — throughout his career. Say what you will about the guy, it works (at least for Nowitzki). Geschwinder returns that loyalty by pretty much saying whatever he wants to whomever he wants, like a cranky old man. Case in…

  7. Purdue’s new athletic department intern looks familiar

    Nov 8, 2011, 1:19 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Brian Cardinal was a popular guy during the Mavericks’ run to an NBA title. First, he looks like your dad so you had to root for him when he came in the game. His twitter account was smart and funny, two things rarely paired together around the NBA. And he was winning — everyone likes…

  8. Tyson Chandler says new labor deal could keep him from Mavs

    Nov 7, 2011, 10:55 AM EST

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    The Dallas Mavericks’ title defense could take a real hit from the new NBA collective bargaining agreement. Dallas is already over the salary cap wit $60 million in salary committed for next season, and they have multiple key free agents they want to re-sign — Tyson Chandler, Caron Butler, DeShawn Stevenson, and J.J. Barea. The…

  9. Rick Carlisle had Mavericks pack for only Game 6 of finals

    Nov 4, 2011, 8:59 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Rick Carlisle pulled a trick out of the Miami Heat’s Pat Riley’s playbook to win the NBA finals. Back in 2006, the Miami Heat were up 3-2 and heading back for a Game 6 in Dallas. Then Heat coach Riley told his players to only pack enough clothes for one game’s stay — they were…

  10. Judge tosses minority owner’s lawsuit against Mark Cuban

    Nov 3, 2011, 4:43 PM EST

    NBA Finals Mavericks Heat Basketball

    It made for a nice bit of sensationalism — a minority owner of the Dallas Mavericks suing Mark Cuban and calling the franchise “insolvent.” Even more amusing was Cuban’s “we’re the champs” legal defense. Which apparently is a good strategy because on Thursday a judge tossed Ross Perot Jr.’s lawsuit out, according to the Dallas…

  11. Welcome to NBA opening day… oh, never mind

    Nov 1, 2011, 10:06 AM EST

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    Tuesday was the day that Mark Cuban was to raise a banner he has worked hard to bring to Dallas. It was the day Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd were to finally get NBA championship rings. It was the day we got to see Derrick Rose in action. The day we gut to watch the…

  12. Should the NBA ban zone defenses? No.

    Oct 28, 2011, 2:13 PM EST

    Wade, Zone defense, mavericks

    It was 10 years ago that the NBA started allowing a modified zone defense to be played in the NBA. It’s not a pure zone — you can’t park Dwight Howard in the paint, there’s a defensive three seconds — but more and more teams are using some form of match zones. The Mavericks may…

  13. NBA says union, not Cuban, wanted to eliminate salary cap

    Oct 25, 2011, 7:05 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Right now, the NBA and players and owners can’t even agree on who made ridiculous proposals that had no chance of ever coming to fruition. Just in case you thought there might be some progress and sanity anytime soon. Here’s the story: After the last round of negotiations between the owners and players blew up…

  14. How does the NBA stack up to the NFL, MLB, and NHL in spending efficiency?

    Oct 24, 2011, 3:28 PM EST

    NBA Finals Mavericks Heat Basketball

    Periodically, one financially inclined publication or another takes a look at the performance of professional sports teams in relation to their payroll. What typically ensues is just basic division; the outlets divide the total salary cost by the team’s wins, and then rank the teams according to their total cost per win. It’s a fun…

  15. Tyson Chandler says owners are negotiating like “dictators”

    Oct 24, 2011, 2:50 PM EST

    Tyson Chandler of the Dallas Mavericks c

    We keep trying to give you some insights into the players mindset during the lockout, how they will not back down because they feel the offer from the owners is unfair. As our latest example, we bring you Tyson Chandler of your NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. He was ESPN radio in Los Angeles (remember he…

  16. Dwight Howard among latest planning charity games

    Oct 24, 2011, 2:24 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    As the NBA lockout drags on, the number of charity games featuring NBA players keeps increasing. The latest big name to say he is planning a big charity game in an NBA city is Dwight Howard, who tweeted it out this weekend, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Promising festivities akin to “a Magic All-Star weekend,” Orlando…

  17. Video: Dirk Nowitzki throws out first pitch at World Series

    Oct 23, 2011, 11:30 AM EST

    New York Mets v Texas Rangers

      After all that, he finally got to throw out the first pitch.   The Rangers lost 16-7.   Wah-wah.

  18. Update: Dirk Nowitzki will throw out first pitch for Game 3

    Oct 19, 2011, 10:01 PM EST

    New York Mets v Texas Rangers

    UPDATE 10:01 pm: Bud Selig has seen the mistake, stepped in and has saved the day. Hey, it happens, a broken clock is right twice a day. After seeing the public backlash and realizing they looked like fools, Selig and Major League Baseball stepped in and said “what do you mean we said Dirk Nowitzki…

  19. Dallas Mavericks to get rings after all. Old guys rejoice.

    Oct 13, 2011, 9:45 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisl

    The Dallas Mavericks are going to get their rings on opening night after all. Whenever that is. Remember in the aftermath of the Mavericks championship owner Mark Cuban was talking about doing something different, not just giving his players championship rings. That was too old school for Cuban. Except Cuban has an old-school team, so…

  20. Report: Owners pushing for a much tougher luxury tax

    Oct 11, 2011, 6:25 PM EST

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    The NBA’s luxury tax is at the heart of why there will be no games the first two weeks of what should have been the NBA season. The owners say a stiffer luxury tax is needed to provide competitive balance in the league (to help the Kings compete with the Lakers). The players say that…

  21. Mark Cuban would consider “Dallas Mavericks Network”

    Oct 11, 2011, 10:09 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is shown on the court before the start of play between the Mavericks and the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals basketball series in Dallas

    Television money is part of the reason David Stern and the league shut down the first couple weeks of the NBA season. There are some big new television deals on the horizon — the Lakers have a massive one that kicks in next season, the Celtics just modified theirs, then there is the national TV…

  22. Some very good games lost to lockout. Thanks a lot, guys.

    Oct 11, 2011, 9:23 AM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    With the cancellation of the first two weeks of the season, 100 NBA games went down the drain. Hang an asterisk on this season — these are games commissioner David Stern said are gone. He said there is no chance of making them up. But what games are we now going to miss? How about…

  23. Caron Butler says he would consider playing for Heat

    Oct 10, 2011, 4:27 PM EST

    Caron Butler

    The real point of this story is not Caron Butler, but rather what Caron Butler could represent for the Miami Heat. In speaking with Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports, Butler — the free agent last with the Dallas Mavericks and coming off major knee surgery — said he would consider coming back to play for…

  24. Eddy Curry pulls out of Miami charity game, Caron Butler to play

    Oct 8, 2011, 7:44 PM EST

    New York Knicks Media Day 2010

    Eddy Curry had lost all that weight, reportedly 100 lbs. making him the Biggest Loser in the good way for the first time in his career. His coming out party was supposed to be the charity event in Miami alongside Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Mario Chalmers, members (or former in restricted free-agent Mario Chalmers’…

  25. Nowitzki shoots down report he’s talking to Real Madrid

    Oct 7, 2011, 1:40 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks Victory Parade

    Earlier this week reports started to come out of Greece (and repeated other places) that Dirk Nowitzki was talking to European power Real Madrid to play there during the lockout. Nowitzki said he is not. That’s part of a conversation with ESPN’s Marc Stein where the big German talked about his plans if the lockout…

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