Found March 02, 2013 on
Fox Sports Southwest:
It's no secret the Dallas Mavericks' struggles this season have been tough on Mark Cuban.
His Mavericks sit at 26-32, outside of the Western Conference playoff race.
It's insult to the injury that was this past offseason, where his hopes of landing a big-time free agent like Deron Williams never came to fruition.
And, of course, this comes after blowing up the 2011 NBA Champions in order to get Dallas in a salary cap position where the team can move forward after team icon Dirk Nowitzki steps away from the hardwood.
"It's the most painful thing that I've been through," Cuban said at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston this weekend, reports the New York Times. "It's like having a company that's going out of business."
Not exactly a glowing endorsement for the rest of the season, but the Mavericks are still fighting.
The players have banned together. In a sign of unity, the players are growing beards until they reach .500, a task that is literally growing daily based on the beards the players sported Friday night in Brooklyn.
The Mavericks still have a shot to right the ship and make the playoffs for the 13th consecutive season.
But if they don't, Cuban might find time to have another clearance sale before closing the doors to the business in hopes of shopping for another marquee free agent this summer.
BEST OF MAXIM
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has had to sit through this maddening and frustrating season as his franchise takes loss after loss.
Cuban’s star player, Dirk Nowitzki is suffering through an injury plagued season in which he’s averaging a career low 16 points a game.
Cuban himself is extremely frustrated, and when speaking to the Dallas Morning News on Friday, called it “the most...
On Friday night, the Dallas Mavericks venture to New Jersey to at the brand new Barclays Center for the first time.
That also means it was the first time Dirk Nowitzki, or any of his teammates for that matter, rode an elevator built for a bus.
"That's sweet," Nowitzki told The Dallas Morning News. "I've never seen that. And to see them turn it around on that...
That didn't take long.
Oh, wait ... yeah it did.
After signing with the Texas Legend, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, back in January, the point guard has finally decided to show up to play with his new team.
West will finally join the Legends on Monday, Yahoo! Sports reported Saturday.
West last played in the NBA for the Dallas Mavericks last season,...
Behind the scoring of Dirk Nowitzki, the Dallas Mavericks put an end to a streak they didn’t want to be in the middle of, especially here on the downhill slide of a season where their playoff hopes hang in the balance.
Dirk led the Mavs in scoring with 20 points on 8 of 14 shooting to go with his 8 rebounds which may not sound like much, but it was exactly what the Mavericks needed...
The Dallas Mavericks have had the number of the Houston Rockets since November 2010 winning the last nine in a row against their in-state rivals. All streaks are meant to come to an end, and the Rockets put this one to bed with a dominant 136-103 victory in front of the hometown fans.
Chandler Parsons led the way with a career night; the kind that most guys would dream of...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki and former Nets guard Vince Carter each scored 20 points, and the Dallas Mavericks avoided another late collapse by holding off Brooklyn 98-90 on Friday night.
Dallas led by as many as 20 points, then looked as if it might repeat its performance from its previous game, when it blew a 25-point lead against Memphis. But O.J. Mayo added 17 points as the...
Dirk Nowitzki and former Nets guard Vince Carter each scored 20 points, and the Dallas Mavericks avoided another late collapse by holding off Brooklyn 98-90 on Friday night.
Dallas led by as many as 20 points, then looked as if it might repeat its performance from its previous game, when it blew a 25-point lead against Memphis. But O.J. Mayo added 17 points as the Mavericks ended...