• Once pessimistic, Seth Curry now says NBA return ‘looking better by the day’

    Once pessimistic, Seth Curry now says NBA return ‘looking better by the day’
    Seth Curry was like a lot of us a few weeks back – discouraged, disillusioned, disappointed.
    It’s easy to see that his grade on NBA life at the time was a D. Like most of us.
    Then, he got some much-needed uplifting news recently, which he shared with mavs.com this week. It was like a life-giving breath when he needed it most.
    “It’s looking better by the day,” Curry said when asked about his gut feeling for the NBA being able to finish this season. “We got some
  • Mavericks’ Curry, Marshall laud work of young entrepreneurs in Venture program

    Mavericks’ Curry, Marshall laud work of young entrepreneurs in Venture program
    The future of business – the shoe business, in particular – looks to be in very good hands based on the performance of five young capitalists who made virtual sales pitches to a star-studded group of judges Thursday.
    Their mission was to start a shoe company from scratch and try to solicit support from the panel of judges in the Venture Entrepreneurial Expedition, presented by the Mavericks, the Seth Curry Foundation, Chime and EverFi.
    Chloe Mongelli was chosen as the winner over fou
  • Knowing that Garnett and Duncan weren’t asleep, that motivated Nowitzki to attend practice

    Knowing that Garnett and Duncan weren’t asleep, that motivated Nowitzki to attend practice
    In a Zoom interview on Wednesday conducted by the Dallas-based non-profit company Trey Athletes, former Dallas Mavericks superstar forward Dirk Nowitzki acknowledged that in order to get motivated to go to practice, sometimes he had to remind himself that Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan weren’t laying in the bed asleep.
    Nowitzki, who retired following the 2018-’19 season, expounded on that topic and others during a wide-ranging interview that lasted over 45 minutes. Here are some of the
  • Knowing Garnett, Duncan weren’t sleeping motivated Nowitzki to attend practice

    Knowing Garnett, Duncan weren’t sleeping motivated Nowitzki to attend practice
    In a Zoom interview on Wednesday conducted by the Dallas-based non-profit company Trey Athletes, former Dallas Mavericks superstar forward Dirk Nowitzki acknowledged that in order to get motivated to go to practice, sometimes he had to remind himself that Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan weren’t laying in bed asleep.
    Nowitzki, who retired following the 2018-19 season, expounded on that topic and others during a wide-ranging interview that lasted over 45 minutes. Here are some of the highlights
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  • Mavs’ Marshall to FIBA up-and-comers: treat people right, never compromise

    Mavs’ Marshall to FIBA up-and-comers: treat people right, never compromise
    Someday, when 2020, COVID-19 and a few more years are behind us, Cynt Marshall and Jeannie Buss won’t be the only female Chief Executive Officers in the NBA.
    And, someday, Marshall won’t be the only African-American woman who is a CEO in the league.
    To that end, Marshall took part Monday in the FIBA-sponsored ADELANTE program, a global initiative aimed at grooming young women for positions of power in the future of the sports world. At a time when the NFL is working to amend the so-c
  • Jalen Brunson using his NBA platform to inspire the next generation

    Jalen Brunson using his NBA platform to inspire the next generation
    Jalen Brunson participated in a live question and answer session on the NBA Twitter on Monday afternoon.
    The NBA Twitter has more than 30 million followers world-wide, and the Dallas Mavericks’ second-year guard touched on a few topics, including the just-concluded popular documentary, The Last Dance. Here are the highlights from the Q&A.
    Question: How are you using your platform as an NBA player to inspire the next generation?
    Jalen Brunson: One way I’m trying to inspire the you
  • Perkins’ star-studded career had links to Mavs, Jordan, Magic, Glove and Miller

    Perkins’ star-studded career had links to Mavs, Jordan, Magic, Glove and Miller
    He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., won an NCAA title at the University of North Carolina in 1982, was the ACC Freshman of the Year, a two-time first-team consensus All-American, named as the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year, had his UNC jersey retired, made the NBA All-Rookie first team, won an Olympic gold medal, and also was a Top 5 pick in the 1984 NBA Draft, arguably the best of all time.
    Yes, all of that is part of Michael Jordan’s legacy. All of that also is part of Sam Perkins&rs
  • Perkins had links to Mavs, Jordan, Magic, Glove and Miller while carving out a star-studded career

    Perkins had links to Mavs, Jordan, Magic, Glove and Miller while carving out a star-studded career
    He was born in Brooklyn, NY, won an NCAA title at the University of North Carolina in 1982, was the ACC Rookie of the Year, a two-time first-team consensus All-American, named as the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year, had his UNC jersey retired, made the NBA All-Rookie first team, won an Olympic gold medal, and also was a Top 5 pick in a 1984 NBA Draft that was arguably the best draft to ever come down the pike.
    Yes, all of that is part of Michael Jordan’s legacy. All of that also is
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  • The Last Dance concludes: memories of when we wanted to ‘Be Like Mike’

    The Last Dance concludes: memories of when we wanted to ‘Be Like Mike’
    Some of us were lucky enough to witness Michael Jordan’s greatness up close. We were in the prime of life when everybody wanted to “Be Like Mike.”
    Jordan was the ultimate, rare icon. He resonated with everybody. That’s why he became known not just as a one-name wonder, but an initialized wonder.
    As the great former coach Del Harris once said: “When he came into the league, he was Michael Jordan. Then he was just Michael. A few years later, he was M.J. If he’d
  • 2011 revisited: As Dirk so eloquently sang, ‘We Are The Champions’

    2011 revisited: As Dirk so eloquently sang, ‘We Are The Champions’
    This year marks the ninth anniversary of the Dallas Mavericks’ remarkable run to capture the franchise’s only NBA championship. Our television partners at Fox Sports Southwest are re-airing the 16 victories that the Mavericks earned on their way to the 2011 title.
    It all came down to this: Games 5 and 6 against the Miami Heat. The teams were deadlocked at two wins apiece and the series had turned dramatic.
    FSSW will show the Mavericks’ championship-clinching wins Wednesday at 6
  • 2011 revisited: As Dirk so elequently sang, ‘We Are The Champions’

    2011 revisited: As Dirk so elequently sang, ‘We Are The Champions’
    This year marks the ninth anniversary of the Dallas Mavericks’ remarkable run to capture the franchise’s only NBA championship. Our television partners at Fox Sports Southwest are re-airing the 16 victories that the Mavericks earned on their way to the 2011 title.
    It all came down to this: Games 5 and 6 against the Miami Heat. The teams were deadlocked at two wins apiece and the series had turned tramatic.
    FSSW will show the Mavericks’ championship-clinching wins Wednesday at 6
  • Mavs’ Rick Carlisle headlines star-studded 2020 Jr. NBA Leadership Conference

    Mavs’ Rick Carlisle headlines star-studded  2020 Jr. NBA Leadership Conference
    Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle will join Golden State Warriors’ guard Steph Curry, sports analyst Doris Burke, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, Los Angeles Clippers’ head coach Doc Rivers and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for the virtual 2020 Jr. NBA Leadership Conference forum on the development of youth basketball.
    The event takes place Friday, May 15, and is free and open to the public. Click here to register for the event.
    Carlisle has served as president o
  • On this Mother’s Day, Jalen Brunson revealed that his mom is his best friend

    On this Mother’s Day, Jalen Brunson revealed that his mom is his best friend
    Jalen Brunson has had several dozen teammates since he first started playing basketball as a kid. And it didn’t take long for the Dallas Mavericks’ guard to reveal his most important teammate of them all.
    It’s his mom – Sandra Brunson.
    In a Zoom interview conducted by the Dallas-based non-profit company Trey Athletes, Jalen said one of the reasons he was able to graduate from Villanova in just three years was due to his mom’s drilling the importance of academic into
  • 2011 revisited: Nowitzki, Mavs flew highest as Heat coughed up leads

    2011 revisited: Nowitzki, Mavs flew highest as Heat coughed up leads
    This year marks the ninth anniversary of the Dallas Mavericks’ remarkable run to capture the franchise’s only NBA championship. Our television partners at Fox Sports Southwest are re-airing the 16 victories that the Mavericks earned on their way to the 2011 title. Having dispatched Portland in the first round, the Los Angeles Lakers in round two and Oklahoma City in the Western Conference finals, they moved on to the NBA Finals.
    FSSW will show the Mavericks’ first two wins in t
  • For Mavericks, NBA season (of giving) continues

    For Mavericks, NBA season (of giving) continues
    The Mavericks’ winning culture is extending beyond the basketball court – all the way to hospitals, food pantries, essential workers battling the COVID-19 crisis and children in need throughout North Texas.
    For the second time since the coronavirus outbreak caused a shutdown of the NBA and many other businesses, the Mavericks on Friday announced a major donation to help local non-profit organizations and others who need help the most.
    The organization announced that $150,000 will be
  • 2011 revisited: Mavericks couldn’t celebrate yet after ousting OKC

    2011 revisited: Mavericks couldn’t celebrate yet after ousting OKC
    This year marks the ninth anniversary of the Dallas Mavericks’ remarkable run to capture the franchise’s only NBA championship. Our television partners at Fox Sports Southwest are re-airing the 16 victories that the Mavericks earned en route to the 2011 title. Having dispatched Portland in the first round and having swept the Los Angeles Lakers in round two, the Mavericks moved on to face the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference finals. After losing game 2, the Mavericks c
  • Thinking Globally, Acting Locally, Leaders Respond

    Thinking Globally, Acting Locally, Leaders Respond
    On April 30th, SVP Dallas invited citizens to join a digital gathering, LEADERS RESPOND. In this session Cynt Marshall, Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Dr. Michael Hinojosa, Superintendent of Dallas ISD, came together and dove into what it takes to lead in a transformational way when record-level disruption is in full effect, the playbook of what is “normal” no longer applies, and most people are only focused on the transactional
  • Mavericks proved North Texas was more than ready for an NBA franchise

    Mavericks proved North Texas was more than ready for an NBA franchise
    This is the fifth of a five-part series chronicling the Dallas Mavericks’ 1980-’81 season, which was their first season in the NBA. Today: Surviving in the Dallas Cowboys’ backyard.
     
    The year was 1980, and the Dallas Mavericks were the newly-minted pro sports team on the North Texas scene.
    Some six years after the American Basketball Association’s Dallas Chaparrals pulled up stakes and moved to San Antonio and changed their name to the Spurs, the Mavericks promptly
  • Mavericks proved Dallas was more than ready for an NBA franchise

    Mavericks proved Dallas was more than ready for an NBA franchise
    This is the fifth of a five-part series chronicling the Dallas Mavericks’ 1980-’81 season, which was their first season in the NBA. Today: Surviving in the Dallas Cowboys’ backyard.
    The year was 1980, and the Dallas Mavericks were the newly-minted pro sports team on the North Texas scene.
    Some six years after the American Basketball Association’s Dallas Chaparrals pulled up stakes and moved to San Antonio and changed their name to the Spurs, the Mavericks promptly rolled
  • Brad Davis had fairytale career with Mavs, ending with jersey retirement

    Brad Davis had fairytale career with Mavs, ending with jersey retirement
    This is the fourth of a five-part series chronicling the Dallas Mavericks’ 1980-81 season, their first in the NBA. Today: Brad Davis. Tuesday: Surviving in the Dallas Cowboys’ backyard
    Brad Davis was on the verge of giving up on basketball when the Dallas Mavericks came calling.
    Davis had bounced around for a few years playing for the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers and Utah Jazz, and also for the Great Falls Sky of the Western Basketball Association. When the Mavs ini
  • Brad Davis had fairytale career with Mavs, ending with jersey being retired

    Brad Davis had fairytale career with Mavs, ending with jersey being retired
    This is the fourth of a five-part series chronicling the Dallas Mavericks’ 1980’81 season, which was their first season in the NBA. Today: Brad Davis. Tuesday: Trying to survive in the Dallas Cowboys’ backyard
    Brad Davis was on the verge of giving up on basketball when the Dallas Mavericks came calling.
    Davis had bounced around for about four years playing for the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers and Utah Jazz, and also for the Great Falls Sky of the Western Baske
  • 2011 revisited: Mavericks keep trucking on the road against OKC

    2011 revisited: Mavericks keep trucking on the road against OKC
    This year marks the ninth anniversary of the Dallas Mavericks’ remarkable run to capture the franchise’s only NBA championship. Our television partners at Fox Sports Southwest are re-airing the 16 victories that the Mavericks earned en route to the 2011 title. Having dispatched Portland in the first round and having swept the Los Angeles Lakers in round two, the Mavericks moved on to face the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference finals. The fiwill air on FSSW on Monday at
  • As Mavericks’ first-ever employee, a gamble by Rick Sund paid off big-time

    As Mavericks’ first-ever employee, a gamble by Rick Sund paid off big-time
    This is the third of a five-part series chronicling the Dallas Mavericks’ 1980-81 season, which was their first season in the NBA. Today: Rick Sund. Monday: Brad Davis
     
    Rick Sund rolled the dice and took a big gamble. And it ultimately paid off big-time.
    With his career as a pro sports executive barely off the ground, Sund decided to shift gears in mid-stream and set his sights on a career with the Dallas Mavericks.
    At the time, Mavs co-founders Don Carter and Norm Sonju were looking
  • As he became the Mavs’ first-ever employee, a gamble by Rick Sund paid off big-time

    As he became the Mavs’ first-ever employee, a gamble by Rick Sund paid off big-time
    This is the third of a five-part series chronicling the Dallas Mavericks’ 1980-’81 season, which was their first season in the NBA. Monday: Brad Davis
     
    Rick Sund rolled the dice and took a big gamble. And it ultimately paid off big-time.
    With his career as a pro sports executive barely off the ground, Sund decided to shift gears in mid-stream and set his sights on a career with the Dallas Mavericks.
    At the time, Mavs co-founders Don Carter and Norm Sonju were looking for someon
  • When it came to building the Mavs, multi-tasking was the name of the game for Norm Sonju

    When it came to building the Mavs, multi-tasking was the name of the game for Norm Sonju
    This is the second of a five-part series chronicling the Dallas Mavericks’ 1980-’81 season, which was their first season in the NBA. Sunday: Rick Sund
     
    When it came to building the Dallas Mavericks brick by brick from the ground up, one of the team’s co-founders, Norm Sonju, was the ultimate multi-tasker.
    Back in the late 1970’s and early on in 1980 when the foundation was being laid to help make the Mavs become the NBA’s 23rd franchise, it was as if Sonju was
  • When it came to building the Mavericks, multi-tasking was mandatory for Norm Sonju

    When it came to building the Mavericks, multi-tasking was mandatory for Norm Sonju
    This is the second of a five-part series chronicling the Dallas Mavericks’ 1980-81 season, their first in the NBA. Sunday: Rick Sund.
     
    When it came to building the Dallas Mavericks brick by brick from the ground up, one of the team’s co-founders, Norm Sonju, was the ultimate multi-tasker.
    Back in the late 1970’s and early in 1980 when the foundation was being laid to help make the Mavs become the NBA’s 23rd franchise, it was as if Sonju was in 10 places at the same
  • Jalen Brunson busy rehabbing shoulder, giving Tiger King and The Last Dance two thumbs up

    Jalen Brunson busy rehabbing shoulder, giving Tiger King and The Last Dance two thumbs up
    Back on Mar. 13 – two days after the NBA season was suspended until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic – Jalen Brunson underwent surgery to address an injury to the labrum of his right shoulder.
    Since then, the Dallas Mavericks’ second-year guard has been rehabbing his shoulder while patiently waiting for the season to re-start. In the meantime, Brunson sat down with Mavs.com on Friday to discuss a variety of topics, including his thoughts on a pair of very popu
  • They said it: a look at the Mavericks’ first 40 years through quips and quotes

    They said it: a look at the Mavericks’ first 40 years through quips and quotes
    We’ve all heard about 30 for 30, the well-done series on ESPN that dives deep into so many riveting topics.
    Here, we offer you 40 for 40, Mavericks’ style.
    On May 1, we’re celebrating the 40th birthday of the franchise we all know and love and to do so, we’ve dug up 40 of the most memorable quotations about various people, moments, successes and failures in the organization’s history.
    We certainly had to weed out a few deserving quips and off-hand comments. This is
  • As Mavs celebrate their 40th anniversary, employees reminisce about inaugural season

    As Mavs celebrate their 40th anniversary, employees reminisce about inaugural season
    This is the first of a five-part series chronicling the Dallas Mavericks’ 1980-’81 season, which was their first season in the NBA. Saturday: Norm Sonju
     
    As the Dallas Mavericks celebrate their 40th birthday today, Kevin Sullivan remembers during their first year of existence when they actually suffered from an identity crisis.
    “There were a hard core group of people that were really excited from the very beginning, but there also were a lot of people in Dallas who did no
  • As Mavs celebrate 40th anniversary, employees reminisce about inaugural season

    As Mavs celebrate 40th anniversary, employees reminisce about inaugural season
    This is the first of a five-part series chronicling the Dallas Mavericks’ 1980-’81 season, which was their first season in the NBA. Saturday: Norm Sonju
     
    As the Dallas Mavericks celebrate their 40th birthday today, Kevin Sullivan remembers during their first year of existence when they actually suffered from an identity crisis.
    “There were a hard core group of people that were really excited from the very beginning, but there also were a lot of people in Dallas who did no
  • 2011 revisited: Dirk, Barea, Peja, Terry put an end to Lakers’ reign

    2011 revisited: Dirk, Barea, Peja, Terry put an end to Lakers’ reign
    This year marks the ninth anniversary of the Dallas Mavericks’ remarkable run to capture the organization’s only NBA championship. Our television partners at Fox Sports Southwest are re-airing the 16 victories that the Mavericks earned en route to the 2011 title. Having dispatched Portland in the first round, the Mavericks moved on to face the Los Angeles Lakers in Round Two. They stole the first two games in LA. Games 3 and 4 will air on FSSW on Friday, starting at 7 p.m.
    We at Mavs
  • 2011 revisited: Laker mystique nothing compared to Mavericks’ magic

    2011 revisited: Laker mystique nothing compared to Mavericks’ magic
    This year marks the ninth anniversary of the Dallas Mavericks’ remarkable run to capture the organization’s only NBA championship. Our television partners at Fox Sports Southwest are re-airing the 16 victories that the Mavericks earned en route to the 2011 title. Having dispatched Portland in the first round, the Mavericks moved on to face the Los Angeles Lakers in Round Two. Games 1 and 2 will air on FSSW on Tuesday, starting at 7 p.m. If you can’t catch those telecasts, an en
  • Mavs’ CEO: Touchless mechanisms among innovations that could come out of crisis

    Mavs’ CEO: Touchless mechanisms among innovations that could come out of crisis
    Cynt Marshall is the Dallas Mavericks’ Chief Executive Officer. But that CEO title could just as easily stand for Captain of Energy and Optimism.
    Those traits were on display again Wednesday as Marshall told “Straight Talk Texas” about some of the things the Mavericks have done and will do to help them and the community come out stronger on the other side of the COVID-19 crisis.
    There will be changes. And the timeline for a return to whatever the new normal will be is unknown.
  • Mark Cuban tackles coronavirus-related topics on iHeart Radio Town Hall meeting

    Mark Cuban tackles coronavirus-related topics on iHeart Radio Town Hall meeting
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was part of a Town Hall discussion on Thursday morning that aired across all local iHeart radio stations.
    Moderated by Jeff “Skin” Wade and Ben Rogers, the meeting was called “Where Do We Go From Here?’ and touched on a variety of topics surrounding the impact of the coronavirus that has led to the closure of numerous businesses around the world.
    Here are some of the highlights of the interview:
    iHeart Radio: As you project out, how drast
  • 2011 revisited: Mavericks’ affirm their focus, snap back to close out Portland

    2011 revisited: Mavericks’ affirm their focus, snap back to close out Portland
    This year marks the ninth anniversary of the Dallas Mavericks’ remarkable run to capture the organization’s only NBA title. Our television partners at Fox Sports Southwest are re-airing the 16 victories that the Mavericks earned en route to the 2011 title. They started Wednesday with Games 1 and 2 of the first-round series against Portland. On Saturday, the ride continues with Games 5 and 6. After losing twice in Portland to even the series, things got very interesting.
    We at Mavs.co
  • 2011 revisited: Title run began with gut-check defensive showings against Portland

    This year marks the ninth anniversary of the Dallas Mavericks’ remarkable run to capture the organization’s only NBA title. Our television partners at Fox Sports Southwest announced Monday that they will re-air the 16 victories that the Mavericks earned en route to the 2011 title, starting Wednesday with Games 1 and 2 in the first-round series against Portland. We at Mavs.com will provide our own look-back at those games, coinciding with each day that FSSW re-broadcasts the Mavericks
  • NBA commissioner: finishing regular season still one of many options

    Like so many other businesses in America – the NBA is paralyzed by the COVID-19 crisis.
    However, commissioner Adam Silver said during a conference call with reporters Friday evening that hope is strong for a resumption of play and that the league remains in a fact-finding mode and that all options are open.
    That said, while the NBA intends to be part of the landscape when the nation’s economy restarts, none of the possibilities for returning to action will be considered until resumin
  • Finney-Smith’s first playoff appearance on hold because season was suspended

    If the NBA season hadn’t been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, this weekend would have been the first time in his four-year career that Dorian Finney-Smith would have played in a playoff game.
    The Dallas Mavericks’ forward has been holding out hope that the NBA will find a way to restart the season at some point. Until then, he’s been doing a number of things to keep himself busy, and he discussed that with Mavs.com.
    Mavs.com: What have you been doing with yoursel
  • Finney-Smith was about to make his first playoff appearance when the season was suspended

    If the NBA season hadn’t been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, this weekend would have been the first time in his four-year career that Dorian Finney-Smith would have played in a playoff game.
    Nowadays, the Dallas Mavericks’ forward has been holding out hope that the NBA will find a way to re-start the season at some point. Until then, he’s been doing a number of things to keep himself busy, and he discussed that with Mavs.com.
    Mavs.com: What have you been doing with
  • Former Mavs All-Star forward Josh Howard named head coach at UNT-Dallas

    Shortly after he was announced Thursday as the new head basketball coach at the University of North Texas-Dallas, Josh Howard couldn’t hide his excitement.
    “It’s a blessing,” Howard told Mavs.com. “I am excited. This is just about like how I was when I got drafted to the Dallas Mavericks. This is a blessing.”
    Howard was one of the cornerstones in the frontcourt for the Dallas Mavericks while playing alongside Dirk Nowitzki from 2003-’10.  He was suc
  • Mavs’ play-by-play men — Followill, Cooperstein and Villalba — discuss the 2019-’20 season

     
    Mark Followill, Chuck Cooperstein and Victor Villalba are the three highly respected long-time play-by-play voices of the Dallas Mavericks.
    Followill works on the Mavs’ television broadcast on FOX Sports Southwest, Cooperstein is the lead guy on the radio broadcast of Mavs’ game on ESPN 103.3 FM, and Villalba is the play-by-play man on the Spanish broadcast of Mavs’ games on Univision 1270 AM. If not for the coronavirus pandemic disrupting the NBA season, those three men
  • Mavs’ play-by-play men — Followill, Cooperstein and Villalba — discuss 2019-20 season

     
    Mark Followill, Chuck Cooperstein and Victor Villalba are the three highly respected long-time play-by-play voices of the Dallas Mavericks.
    Followill works on the Mavs’ telecasts on FOX Sports Southwest, Cooperstein is the lead man on the radio broadcasts on ESPN 103.3 FM, and Villalba is the play-by-play man on the Spanish broadcast on Univision 1270 AM. If not for the coronavirus pandemic disrupting the NBA season, they would have been calling the final regular season game for the
  • Mark Cuban’s All-In Challenge is a chance to make your NBA dream come true

    A chance to play for an NBA team is going to come true for one generous, charitable and lucky individual, thanks to Mark Cuban.
    The Mavericks owner on Tuesday announced that he is donating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a Mavericks’ player for a day to a person who contributes to the All-In Challenge powered by Fanatics.
    On Tuesday afternoon, Cuban posted his video on the All-In Challenge website and Twitter, which said:
    “I accept the All-In Challenge. Now, what are we going
  • What have we missed? Plenty, but MFFLs also have lots to look forward to

    We’ve been without the NBA for just over a month. Seems a lot longer.
    The regular season, suspended on March 11, would have ended on tax day, Wednesday. Of course, tax day would have been on tax day, too. But that isn’t happening, either.
    So what have we missed? And what can we look forward to?
    First, Maverick fans went a whole season without getting a firsthand look at Giannis Antetokounmpo. Or James Harden and Russell Westbrook.
    Milwaukee would have brought the Greek Freak to town
  • Junior college hall of fame makes the call for Mavericks’ Nick Van Exel

    When you’re in a club with Shawn Marion, Steve Francis, Vinnie Johnson and legendary coach Cotton Fitzsimmons, you’re in great company.
    Former Maverick standout and current scout for the team Nick Van Exel joined that fraternity recently when he was voted into the 2020 induction class of the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame.
    The honor comes 30 years after Van Exel was a standout point guard for Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, about 70 mile
  • Barea staying in shape, spending time with family during this idle time — also watched Tiger King

    With the NBA season suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus, players such as Dallas Mavericks’ veteran guard J. J. Barea has a lot of free time on their hands.
    While continuing to try and stay in shape, Barea has spent the extra time with his family, and he’s also gotten in some extra TV time. He acknowledged that he even watched the entire seven-part series of the hot-button Netflix documentary that’s sweeping the nation – Tiger King.
    Here’s the inter
  • Barea staying in shape, spending time with family during down time — also watched Tiger King

    With the NBA season suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus, players like Mavericks’ veteran guard J.J. Barea have a lot of free time on their hands.
    While continuing to try and stay in shape, Barea has spent the extra time with his family, and he’s also gotten in some extra TV time. He acknowledged that he even watched the entire seven-part series of the hot-button Netflix documentary that’s sweeping the nation – Tiger King.
    Barea sat down with Mavs.com and
  • Chance for rejuvenation is a rare bit of positive fallout from NBA stoppage

    When the NBA season shut down on March 11, the Mavericks were like a lot of other teams.
    They were running on fumes. And on achy joints and muscles.
    It was the dog days of the schedule – the stretch after the All-Star break and before playoff intensity totally kicks in.
    Luka Doncic was nursing nagging pains on more body parts than he cared to count. Seth Curry’s left ankle, knee and back were forcing him to miss games. Kristaps Porzingis was being rested anytime the Mavericks had to
  • Mark Cuban: NBA resumption is ‘so important’ to America — if it’s safe

    Mark Cuban remains the voice of optimism when it comes to a resumption of the NBA season.
    The Mavericks’ owner went on ESPN Wednesday morning and touched on several ideas about how the NBA might return to action and complete the 2019-20 season, which was suspended on March 11 because of COVID-19.
    Following is a transcript of Cuban’s appearance on the First Take show:
    Question: When do you expect the NBA season to resume, and how?
    Cuban: I don’t know the date. And it won’t
  • Torn ACL led to a career in strength and conditioning for Meg Dodge

    For Meg Dodge, a career in strength and conditioning was born out of an unfortunate situation.
    Back when she was playing basketball in the ninth grade, Dodge tore her right anterior cruciate ligament. Other complications from the injury ensued, and that got Dodge to thinking.
    “Where I’m from we don’t really have good therapist or good trainers,” Dodge said. “So, I really wanted to learn about that so that I could help future kids my age prevent those injuries.
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