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Football forever: America hooked on the NFL more than on Mark Cuban’s NBA

“The NFL Draft ratings normally do better on their second and third day than the NBA and NHL playoffs and the bigger baseball matchups of that weekend.  Remember, this is nothing more than NFL teams picking guys from college; no scores, no action, no winners or losers, but it is more popular then NBA, NHL and MLB.  Amazing!” ~ Patrick Schuster, NFL Implosion Not So Fast,...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Monta Ellis Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week

The Dallas Mavericks’ Monta Ellis was named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from April 7 to April 13. Ellis averaged 25.7 points, 4.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds, powering the Mavs to a 2-1 record on the week. Game of the week: Ellis recorded 37 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals as the Mavericks clinched a playoff berth with a 101...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at Mavs' potentially 'lovely' playoff picture

DALLAS - For the 13th time in 14 years, the Dallas Mavericks are in the NBA playoffs. "It's lovely," said Monta Ellis after the Mavs' Saturday night playoff-clinching 101-98 win over Phoenix. "We set this goal at the beginning of training camp. Everybody doubted us. ...'' The chip-on-the-shoulder/us-against-the-world mindset is the oldest self-motivational...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Ellis and Dirk lead Mavs to a playoff berth

This just proved why Mark Cuban elected to sign Monta Ellis to a three-year deal and pair him up in Dallas with franchise-leader Dirk Nowitzki. Nowitzki and Ellis combined to score 60 points, 44 in the second half as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Phoenix Suns 101-98 on April 12 to secure a playoff spot. Dallas makes a return trip to the postseason after missing out last season...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban Trolls His Own Player--Monta Ellis--in Hilarious Fashion

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is many things, but when it comes to his team his role is clear--he's there for his guys. He proved that when he was there for Monta Ellis Saturday night after his star player was knocked to the ground after taking a charge.However, being the fun loving guy that he is he couldn't help but poke fun at Ellis on Facebook (just a little).Late...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brandan Wright's Huge Block Helps Send Mavericks Back to Post Season

The 37 points that Monta Ellis had a lot to do with a much needed win over the Phoenix Suns Saturday night. In the end the most important play came courtesy of Brandan Wright when he got a hand on what would have been a game-tying layup by Eric Bledsoe with 12 seconds to go.Ellis made one of two free throws on the next possession for the Maverick to make the score 101-98. Markieff...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban stands behind boisterous public-address announcer

Mark Cuban said Saturday evening that public-address announcer Sean Heath will continue with his duties as the Mavericks’ official screamer and crowd-rouser. Heath’s comments on social media cost the owner $25,000 as the NBA fined Heath for criticizing referee Dan Crawford after a close loss to Golden State. “Yeah, absolutely,” Cuban said when asked if Heath would continue...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant studying Nowitzki's game for added success

Imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery, so Dirk Nowitzki must feel pretty good about one of the current best in the game in Kevin Durant copying his game. According to Marc Stein at ESPN, Durant has been privately training with Adam Harrington, who briefly played alongside Nowitzki with the Dallas Mavericks more than 10 years ago and has studied the coaching techniques...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Listing 12 NBA Greats Ranked Higher Than Dirk Nowitzki All-Time

As Dirk Nowitzki continues climbing the NBA’s all-time scorers list with his career winds down, naturally his all-time ranking becomes a focus of discussion. So where does Dirk rank among the NBA’s greatest players? Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle believes Dirk is top-12 all time. Carlisle had this to say about Dirk’s legacy, per ESPN (via Slam): “I think there’s...
Via Basketball Bicker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Lifts Suspension On Mavericks’ PA Announcer, Fines Team $25K

Dallas Mavericks public-address announcer Sean Heath will be back at his desk Saturday night, after the NBA rescinded its two-game suspension as punishment for his Twitter rant following the Mavs’ 122-120 overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors April 1. The league has elected to fine the team $25,000 instead. Heath took to Twitter after the game to criticize league officials...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle: Dirk Nowitzki Top-12 player of all-time

Dirk Nowitzki moved into 10th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list earlier this week.   Nowitzki recently had Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich call him “arguably, the greatest pure shooter” the league has ever seen. Now his own head coach, Rick Carlisle, believes Nowitzki will go down as one of the 12 greatest players of all time.  Carlise also believes the 35-year-old...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs PA announcer suspended 2 games by NBA for ripping refs

ESPN is reporting that Dallas Mavericks public address announcer Sean Heath was suspended two games by the NBA today for a series of tweets he sent out criticizing the officiating in the Mavs April 1 122-120 OT loss to the Warriors. @nba Danny Crawford just blew a goaltending call and cost the Mavs a game. We will all be awaiting your apology. #pathetic — Sean Heath (@theseanheath...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pop: Nowitzki 'arguably the best pure shooter we’ve ever seen'

Dirk Nowitzki became 10th on the all-time scoring list after knocking down a 18-foot jumper against Utah on Tuesday. He passed hall of famer Oscar Robertson. The 7-foot German has passed the likes of Jerry West, Reggie Miller, Kevin Garnett, Alex English, John Havlicek and Dominique Wilkins this year. It doesn’t stop there for Dirk, he has a realistic chance to surpass Shaquille...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki Now 10th on NBA All-Time Scoring List After Passing Oscar Robertson

Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki is now one of the NBA’s top 10 scorers of all time, after surpassing “The Big O” Oscar Robertson for 10th place on the NBA all-time scoring list Tuesday night. He passed Dominique Wilkins on the list just last week. Dirk earned the his place in history, after drilling a wide-open elbow jumper for his 26,711th career point in the fourth quarter...
Via Basketball Bicker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA admits refs blew critical call in Mavericks-Warriors game

NBA President Rod Thorn acknowledged that GoldenSate Warriors center Jermaine O’Neal should have been called for goaltending on a critical block of Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis’ go-ahead shot late in the Warriors’ 122-120 win over the Dallas Mavericks on April 1, at American Airlines Center. “Upon review at the league office, we have found that a shot taken by Dallas’...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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