The Dallas Mavericks really know how to sell their team. You gotta be goofy to appeal to dorky NBA heads and the average Joe Schmo fan at home. Everyone loves the Beatles, so of course the Mavs marketing department decided to superimpose a likeness of Vince Carter, Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis and Shawn Marion over the Fab Four Beatles for a rendition of “All You Need Is Mavs.” Read More »
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The Mavs Marketing department is special. Maybe it’s Mark Cuban‘s influence, but they routinely come up with zany, off-the-wall videos and skits that are smart and funny without trying too hard. Whether it’s Dirk Nowitzki on game day, letting fans design the next jersey, or spoofing a viral Internet hit we didn’t even know about, they bring the laughs. Their latest ties in television show Cheers with a Maverick-headed “We Will Rock You.” Read More »
The relatively new Grizzlies owner Robert Pera has some game. He’s showed it off during practice with his Grizzlies squad, but this is taking confidence to a new place, one DE Greg Hardy can understand. The 35-year-old Ubiquiti Networks founder challenged Michael Jordan to a game of 1-on-1 on Twitter yesterday. Read More »
Every year, diehard NBA fans look forward to a few things that surround the upcoming year other than the season itself.
We as fans have always looked forward to the national TV Schedule, Christmas games, our favorite team’s opening night matchups, when certain players or teams come to our town, when traded players or free agents who jumped ship travel back to the city they were on the year prior, the release of video games and the superstars and rookies’ ratings in them, fantasy drafts and so on and so on. Read More »
The Mavericks lost out on free agent Dwight Howard to their in-state rivals, Houston, this summer. But they did refurbish a backcourt that was trotting out journeyman Mike James as a starter towards the end of last season. The three guards the Mavs signed this summer as a result, Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon and Devin Harris, were formally introduced in Dallas today. Read More »
During Dwightmare 2.0 this summer, Dallas, Los Angeles, Golden State and Atlanta all vied for the services of Dwight Howard before Daryl Morey and Co. lured him to Houston. Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban shared the pitch video the Mavericks created to lure Howard to Dallas on his blog yesterday, and it’s got a distinctive Superman slant. Read More »
After last night’s loss to the lowly Phoenix Suns and a Los Angeles Lakers win over the Portland Trail Blazers, the Dallas Mavericks have now been officially eliminated from the playoffs for the first time since 2000. That was so long ago, we’re not even sure Dirk could have grown a beard in an effort to spur the Mavs back to a .500 record. Read More »
Kenny Smith has been a part of the professional basketball world for more than 25 years. A consensus first-team All-American out of North Carolina, Smith won two NBA championships with the Houston Rockets and played 10 seasons in the league before making the switch to broadcasting. He’s spent the past 15 seasons as a studio analyst for the Emmy award-winning Inside the NBA on TNT and for the past three years, he’s been a studio analyst for the CBS’ NCAA Division I Championship coverage. Read More »
We don’t want to take anything away from Brittney Griner – she’s an incredible basketball player. She’s clearly one of best women’s college basketball players of all-time and we have championed her play here many times.
But to even consider entertaining a conversation about Griner being able to play in the NBA is completely absurd, let alone devoting whole segments of programming to it (Good one, ESPN). But that is exactly what is going on after Mark Cuban claimed that he would consider drafting Griner in the second round of the NBA Draft. Cue the nonsense. Read More »