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Smack / Jul 24, 2014 / 11:00 am

James Harden Says Every Teammate Besides Dwight Howard Is A Role Player

LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden

The Houston Rockets came into the off-season hoping to make a splash. Instead, they lost Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin in trades designed to open up cap room to acquire a max-level free agent, only to see their main target Chris Bosh return to Miami. On top of that bad luck, the Rockets turned down their option on Chandler Parsons, and he signed a near-max offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks, which the Rockets failed to match. Despite all this, James Harden doesn’t appear too worried about his team moving forward Read More »

Video / Jul 10, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Watch Chandler Parsons Sign Mavs Offer Sheet While Clubbing With Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban, Chandler Parsons

Mark Cuban, Chandler Parsons (photo. DmoSwag twitter)

The Dallas Mavericks love playing for Mark Cuban. He’s not only one of the most visibly engaged owners in the NBA, but forges legitimate personal relationships with his players, too. And whether or not Chandler Parsons ultimately becomes a Maverick, he’s clearly developed a unique bond with Cuban already. How else to explain that Cuban was on-hand at a nightclub when Parsons signed his new contract with the Mavs? Read More »

Latest News / May 27, 2014 / 10:47 pm

Video: Mark Cuban’s “Inside The NBA” Interview After Hoodie Comments

Mark Cuban

Last week, Mark Cuban spoke at a business conference in Nashville, and the Donald Sterling story was brought up. Cuban said he would hypocritically vote to force a Sterling sale, then used an unfortunate example to try and show how we all suffer from racism and bigotry. The response to his “black kid in a hoodie” illustration — mirroring the real life Trayvon Martin tragedy — was anger, and Cuban spoke about his comments with the “Inside the NBA” crew before tonight’s Game 4 in Oklahoma City. Read More »

Latest News / May 22, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Mark Cuban Says He’ll Have To Be A Hypocrite In Sterling Vote

Mark Cuban, DeJuan Blair

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban conducted an interview at a business conference in Nashville this week. In the interview, he talked about his own prejudices and thoughts on bigotry and racism. He also shared his thoughts on the upcoming vote by the owners to determine whether to move forward with banning Donald Sterling from the league. Read More »

Latest News / May 21, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Mark Cuban Denies Hiring Former FBI Agent To Investigate 2006 Finals

Mark Cuban

John Canzano of The Oregonian recently published a series of articles on refereeing in the NBA. There were juicy tidbits like the time Tim Donaghy punched Joey Crawford, but there were also serious allegations, like how Mark Cuban might have consulted an FBI agent about the 2006 NBA Finals. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Smack / Jan 31, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Mark Cuban & David Stern Actually Love Each Other

David Stern, Mark Cuban

There are millions of things we’d like to talk about concerning David Stern‘s last day as the commissioner of the NBA. Aside from the impact he had on the game and league we all love, there is plenty more to write about the man who has helmed the NBA for as long as we’ve been alive. But we thought we should pass along perhaps the biggest surprise of all among the (largely) laudatory Stern paeans we’ve been reading today. Long-time Stern foil Mark Cuban is actually pretty tight with the commish, and it’s not such a big surprise as Stern revealed to Turner Sports’ Ernie Smith in a sitdown interview on NBA TV looking back on his storied career. Read More »

Video / Nov 26, 2013 / 10:00 pm

Watch “All You Need Is Love” Dallas Mavericks Parody

Dirk Nowitzki, Shawn Marion

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 »

NBA / Nov 9, 2013 / 12:30 am

Video: Mavericks Lampoon TV’s Cheers With “We Will Rock You”

Dallas Mavs

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 »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Oct 15, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Grizzlies Owner Robert Pera Challenges Michael Jordan To 1-On-1 Game For $1 Million

Robert Pera

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 »

NBA / Oct 8, 2013 / 1:00 pm

20 Teams You Better Be Watching On NBA League Pass This Year

Chauncey Billups, Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings

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 »