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No Guts, No Glory:
This is not the first time we’ve heard of a NBA owner heckling a player from the crowd. And unlike Donald Sterling heckling his own players, this story is rather amusing.
During Sunday’s Mavericks-Bobcats game, former Mav Brendon Haywood was busy having a pretty decent game while dealing with hecklers in the crowd. Haywood was feeling so good about his game that he was even going back and forth with fans as they heckled him.
But despite everything he heard from the fans, Haywood told Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer that he heard the most heckling from Mavs owner Mark Cuban.
Haywood had a good night – 14 points and 11 rebounds – and he got a little playful with the crowd. After hitting a fadeaway jump shot, he back-pedaled to the defensive end while making the finger-to-the-lips “shhhhhh’’ signal.
Somebody in the stands responded well, though. During the next timeout a fan shouted, “Hey Haywood! It would have taken you a month to score 12 points last season!’’
I asked Haywood...
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Mark Cuban and Donald Trump are using Twitter to go at it like a couple of little rich kids arguing over whose dad has a sweeter car. The ongoing beef seems to stem from Trump offering to donate $5 million to the charity of Barack Obama’s choice if the President agreed to show the public his college transcripts and US passport records. In response to that, Cuban offered Trump ...
DALLAS Mark Cuban and Donald Trump lit up the Twitterverse on Monday, as the billionaires sparred via the miracle of 140-character attacks.
The Dallas Mavericks owner entered himself into the hoopla surrounding Trump's 5 million challenge to President Obama. Cuban promised to donate 1 million to charity if The Donald shaved off his signature mane.
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DALLAS The uniforms could have been switched Monday night at American Airlines Center for more than three quarters and folks might not have noticed. The Blazers do a pretty passable Mavericks' impression, and it's by design.
The teams share a common ancestry. First-year Blazers coach Terry Stotts spent the last four years on Rick Carlisle's staff in Dallas. Stotts called...
DALLAS It's been more than four years since O.J. Mayo has scored 30 points in back-to-back NBA games. But he's now done it in two consecutive outings for his new Dallas Mavericks team, performances that allow the birthday boy in Monday's 114-91 victory over the visiting Trailblazers to stake his claim as the franchise's Robin.
With 32 points on his 25th birthday...
O.J. Mayo and the rest of the Dallas Mavericks newcomers are getting into quite a groove while waiting for Dirk Nowitzki, even though they don't always know exactly what they're going to do next.
With what Mayo best described as organized street ball, the Mavericks have shot better than 60 percent from the field in consecutive games for the first time in franchise history...
The Dallas Mavericks are already without their best player due to a knee injury, now they could be without one of their role players. Shawn Marion had to leave last night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers. He came down awkwardly on his knee after 24 minutes of play and had to leave the game.According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas, Marion will be evaluated further...
DALLAS (AP) -- Shawn Marion has left the Dallas Mavericks' game against the Portland Trail Blazers because of a strained left knee.
It wasn't immediately clear how and when Marion got hurt. The forward came out of the game with 5:52 left in the third quarter, when Chris Kaman replaced him.
The Mavericks are already without Dirk Nowitzki, who is recovered from arthroscopic...
One rebuilding squad meets another
The Portland Trail Blazers and the Dallas Mavericks have split the last 15 regular season meetings eight games to seven in the Mavs’ favor. Three of those games have gone into at least one overtime, and all of them have been decided by an average of just five points.
Matchup: Portland (2-1) @ Dallas Mavericks (2-1)
Venue: American Airlines Center...
The Dallas Mavericks suffered a big blow when they lost 11-time All-Star Dirk Nowitzki to knee surgery. O.J. Mayo's play of late has made Nowitzki's absence a little easier to withstand.
Having scored 30 or more points in consecutive games, Mayo will try to keep that streak going Wednesday night against the visiting Toronto Raptors.
The Mavericks (3-1) signed Mayo with...
How ’bout them Dallas Mavericks? They started the season with a nice win over the Los Angeles Lakers, go the next night and lose in Utah, but then come home for some rest and take the next two games with significant wins over both Charlotte and Portland.
The key to these last two victories, team play and the play of Darren Collison and O J Mayo in particular. Here are two newcomers...
DALLAS - O.J. Mayo scored 32 points and the Dallas Mavericks pulled away in the fourth quarter to down the Portland Trail Blazers 114-91 Monday night at American Airlines Center. The Mavericks improved to 3-1 with their second consecutive win at home, while Portland dropped to 2-2. Mayo's performance followed a 30-point showing - his highest-scoring game in three years -...
Blazers demolished in Dallas
The Headline: The Blazers can’t do anything to stop O.J. Mayo, as they fall to the Mavs 114-91.
Portland Trail Blazers 91, Dallas Mavericks 114
When: 8:30 ET, Monday, November 5, 2012
Where: American Airlines Center (Dallas)
Officials: Joe Crawford, Kane Fitzgerald, Marat Kogut
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