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Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Sep 22, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The Dallas Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki

The first task for fantasy owners looking at the Dallas Mavericks is to take extra care to separate reality from fantasy. Yes, the Mavs were the underdogs-turned-NBA-champions in June, but that means absolutely nothing for fantasy basketball purposes. Assuming the team can reassemble itself into something resembling the 2010-11 champs, the Mavs will have one first-round stud and a handful of other usable parts, many of whom will be well into their 30s when the next season starts. Get those coughs out of your system and read on to see what the Mavericks can offer to fantasy owners next season. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Jun 13, 2011 / 11:00 am

Tweets From Last Night: Game 6

Chris Bosh

When it was all said and done, the Dallas Mavericks grew while the Miami Heat wilted, going from underdog to favorite led by a cold-blooded monster in Dirk Nowitzki. The Mavs beat the Heat in six games because as a team filled with players abandoned and lost in the seas of NBA roster movement, one thing became clear: all of them were hungry.

But of course, blame will fall on Miami’s preseason introduction ceremony of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, and mostly on King James himself. Yet, it isn’t that simple. Miami had one season of cohesion to Dallas’ years of scarring playoff losses on Nowitzki’s mind. Read More »

Smack / Jun 12, 2011 / 12:00 am

Dirk Reacts To Miami’s Jokes; Monta Ellis Wants Chicago?

Dirk Nowitzki

You would think in the middle of the NBA Finals in a matchup between two veteran teams, we wouldn’t have to be dealing with kiddy stuff. But we are. And now Dirk, all 32 years of him, is speaking on it. After Nowitzki’s bout with a high fever earlier in the series, cameras caught D-Wade and LeBron poking fun at him, fake coughing and playing it up to suggest that perhaps Dirk was faking his sickness. It came back to the German and he had this to say to reporters after practice: “I just thought it was a little childish, a little ignorant. I’ve been in this league for 13 years. I’ve never faked an injury or illness.” Read More »

NBA / Jun 6, 2011 / 11:30 am

Charlie Sheen’s Winners & Losers From Game 3

Charlie Sheen

Before I unveil Game 3’s winners and losers, let’s get one thing straight: the Miami defense, and not Dwyane Wade, closed out that game. Sure, D-Wade knocked down some jump shots, but that’s exactly the point. He took jumpers. For those of you keeping score at home, LeBron went the same route in Game 2, except he missed. So Erik Spoelstra and Dwyane Wade, you are this week’s first official losers. You got lucky this time, but history has proven that end-of-the-shot-clock heaves are not the answer. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Jun 6, 2011 / 11:00 am

Tweets From Last Night: Game 3

LeBron James

Game 3 of the NBA Finals was pretty much an attempt by the basketball gods to screw with us onlookers. We had finally decided that the Miami Heat were LeBron James‘ team, Chris Bosh was weak sauce and Dirk Nowitzki had more clutch in him than Jeff Gordon‘s NASCAR car. But that all was a cruel trick.

As it turned out, Bosh hits the game winner, and though LeBron made the pretty set-up pass, King James took a lot of flak from the media afterward. Dallas had a good shot to tie it and send the game into overtime, but Nowitzki shot it long and that was that. Read More »

NBA / Jun 1, 2011 / 11:00 am

Charlie Sheen’s Winners & Losers From Game 1

Charlie Sheen

So the Heat won and the Mavs lost. Pretty simple. But if you watched the game closely, some other winners and losers definitely slid into the conversation. So here’s to you, unsung heroes. And losers, try again in Game 2. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Jun 1, 2011 / 10:30 am

Tweets From Last Night: Game 1

LeBron James

Analyzing Game 1 between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat goes beyond the Xs and Os, past the same storyline many of us predicted before the tip. Were you surprised that it was a game until LeBron James and Dwyane Wade proved too much for Dirk Nowitzki and, well, nobody else?

I think you might have seen that coming. Whatever the case may be, the Twittersphere was blowing up with a lot of insight, smack talk and humorous accounts (for the love of the basketball gods, “Dirk NoRingski” was trending). For the sake of objectivity, here’s a little taste of the Mavs Malice and the Heat Hate – plus a ton of old-guy jokes – via Twitter. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jun 1, 2011 / 10:00 am

Brendan Haywood Gets Blocked By The Rim

How does a 7-foot NBA center miss a wide-open dunk? Brendan Haywood shows you how. Come on, B! You’re only 31.

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Featured Gallery, NBA, Video / May 20, 2011 / 10:00 am

Kevin Durant’s Ridiculously Filthy Dunk On Brendan Haywood

Do we need to say anything else? I didn’t think so.

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Latest News, NBA / Mar 24, 2011 / 12:00 pm

The Contract Every NBA Team Wishes It Could Void

Elton Brand

On Twitter a couple weeks ago, WFAN Radio’s (New York) Evan Roberts tweeted a suggestion that as part of the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement, each team should be allowed to void one bad contract. I thought that was an interesting idea, and did some research, and here is one contract each NBA team would probably like to void: Read More »