Found December 19, 2011 on
Los Angeles Clippers
Mark Cuban’s boys may have sweated a few drops in thinking their dream of hosting a Championship Ring night would be dumped on by a ridiculous NBA lockout. They will get their wish, with a Christmas Day rematch with the Miami Heat, to dole out said rings. It will be a night to honor their improbable run last season, but more importantly (as I guarantee captain Dirk Nowitzki will point out), the final remembrance of past events. It’s time to DEFEND that Championship, and the Mavs have the firepower to do so.
Several key players in attaining that title have fled town (Tyson Chandler, JJ Barea, the injury-plagued Caron Butler), but the Mavs kept their core intact (Nowitzki-Jason Kidd-Jet Terry-Shawn Marion-head coach Rick Carlisle), and added several key acquisitions and transactions (Lamar Odom, Vince Carter, Delonte West). While a shorter season means doom if you stumble out of the block, or have a bad month, the Mavs will not fall into such pitfalls. They may not continue ...
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The always-outspoken Mark Cuban said he expects to see an NBA player come out as openly gay before an NBA team hires a woman as its head coach.
Three-time All Star Peja Stojakovic, regarded as one of the finest shooters in NBA history, said Monday he was retiring after 13 seasons in the league, his last a championship-winning campaign with the Dallas Mavericks.
The 34-year-old said he was finding it difficult to deal with neck and back issues and felt it was time to bring an end to his career.
"When you start competing...
Apparently Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion gets no respect.
Just days prior to the NBA season tipping off on Christmas Day, Marion seems to be miffed about the lack of respect his team is getting, according to ProSportsDaily.com.
Marion feels that the defending champions aren't getting their just due.
"We've gotten to the point where everybody started overlooking...
For most of his 13 seasons in the NBA the first 7 1/2 in Sacramento Peja Stojakovic won a constant battle of mind over body.
Kobe Bryant recently talked about his thoughts on Lamar Odom being traded to the Mavericks.
Peja Stojakovic has received interested from a number of clubs, but back and neck troubles have made it too difficult to continue.
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After cementing his reputation as one of the finest shooters in NBA history by helping the Dallas Mavericks win their first championship, Peja Stojakovic has decided to retire.
Usually NBA season previews are best read in October, back when football games hardly mattered, Midnight Madness was a few weeks away, and baseball was winding down. Perhaps with the last of the offseason's iced tea in hand, as you whiled away on a too-warm-for-the-season afternoon.
Well, pour yourself a glass of bull shot and tighten those mittens, because it's mid-December...
It might be hard for people to remember how good Peja Stojakovic and Antonio McDyess were. It might be hard for some younger folks to look at the ends of their careers and remember the All Star appearances, McDyess' 20/10 seasons or Peja's dead-eye shooting.
Today, both Peja and McDyess decided to hang 'em up, ending a couple of brilliant NBA careers. Stojakovic...