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DeJuan Blair has circled the Dallas Mavericks' matchup against his old team, the San Antonio Spurs, next season, and Mark Cuban senses determination in his new forward.
“DeJuan already knows when we’re playing the Spurs,” Cuban said. “We already know what DeJuan is going to do to the Spurs. It’s going to be a beautiful thing.”
Blair was adamant recently that he believes the Spurs would have won the NBA championship last season had he played in the Finals against the Miami Heat.
The Mavericks expected Blair to provide a strong inside presence.
“DeJuan was a really important acquisition for us because Elton Brand didn’t return,” Rick Carlisle said. “We need that physical (butt)-kicker to put out there and be an enforcer for us.”
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Another offseason and another MFFL disappointment as the big name on the market finds another team, leaving the Dallas Mavericks to pick from the bottom of the free agency market. In the meantime, Mark Cuban and the rest of the Dallas front office were sitting around twiddling their thumbs waiting for an indecisive big man to make a decision as most of the free agency market cleared...
Since joining the Dallas Mavericks, former San Antonio Spurs forward DeJuan Blair hasn't shied away from making his feeling known about his former club.
He stated the Spurs might have won their fifth title had the team played him a lot more in last season's NBA Finals and has made it clear he has circled in his calendar the first time he faces San Antonio.
As if implying more playing time in the NBA Finals versus the Heat would have brought the San Antonio Spurs their fifth NBA title, now comes this from the former San Antonio Spurs forward DeJuan Blair.
“The Spurs,” Blair said.
That is what the newest Mav said, making it very clear he is targeting his former team next year and has the first meeting between...
The San Antonio Spurs suffered a narrow defeat to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals falling in Game 7 in Miami. DeJuan Blair believes things would have turned out differently if he were given an opportunity to impact the game.
Instead Blair sat the bench and moved on to the Dallas Mavericks in the offseason.
With that series long over Blair has set his eyes on another date the day...
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According to a story courtesy Pro Basketball Talk, the Dallas Mavericks owner, recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, to discuss a variety of topics including the time he was invited to watch a NBA Finals matchup with former American president Bill Clinton, only to be...
Back on Tuesday, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and provided a classic story about former USA president Bill Clinton.
Mark recapped to Jay a day where he got to spent time with both Clinton and current USA president Barack Obama in Chicago:
Jay Leno: You also saw President Clinton.
Mark Cuban: Yeah, the day got ever weirder...
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When you invite Mark Cuban for a no-holds-barred interview, you know your asking for trouble; in other words, TV gold. Well, the Mavericks' outspoken owner joined "FOX Sports Live" on Thursday to hit on a variety of topics.
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