Found May 04, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
PLAYERS: Mark Cuban
TEAMS: Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks captivated NBA fans, those in the city of Dallas especially, with their unexpected run to the NBA title last year. It was the triumph of team over talent, and it was a joy to watch. This season for the Mavs has been the exact opposite – like the difference between watching a sunrise and a root canal – and the GIF below of owner Mark Cuban pretty much sums up how everyone here in Dallas feels about this year’s edition of the Mavs. GIF source: via Reddit Would things have gone differently this year with Tyson Chandler and J.J. Berea? Well, it would certainly seem impossible for them to be worse. Considering the fact that everyone considered Chandler to be the glue guy and leader last year, plus a necessary inside presence, and he was named Defensive Player of the Year this year…yeah, I’d say he probably would have made a big difference. When I saw this GIF, that’s the first thing I thought Cuban might be thinking: well, that decision backfired. Yep...

Mark Cuban is not pleased with the Mavericks performance

West: If we go out, we're going down swinging

According to Mavericks guard Delonte West, the Oklahoma City Thunder didn't make a statement Thursday night at American Airlines Center. En route to taking a commanding 3-0 series lead, the Thunder fired on all cylinders from the opening minute, never trailing, leading by as many as 26 and winning 95-79. "You can win by two or 30, it's all the same thing," West...

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle loses it over non-call

Just when you thought that Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle was a peaceful individual, he decided to have an epic coaching meltdown last night.It happened in the second quarter of last night's game three between the Mavericks/Thunder after a lack of an offensive goal-tending call on Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins sent him into a rage not seen before.Carlisle needed...

Jason Terry broke every broom in his house to avoid a sweep by the Thunder

Jason Terry‘s uber-superstitiousness has previously been well-documented. So with his Mavericks facing a possible sweep by the Thunder on Saturday, Terry is calling on his own weird brand of superstition to bail his team out. The Star-Telegram’s Dwain Price tweets us the details. “I broke every broom in the house. That’s a little superstition, so I don’t think there will...

Thunder in control and stepping over Mavs

DALLAS For half a decade, the Dallas Mavericks have mastered the art of winning close games. For this bastardized season, they've painted outside the lines as the most wobbly close-game combatants among playoff teams. But for one game on Thursday Game 3 in this first-round playoff series against a blossoming Oklahoma City team the ability to arrange for close games and the...

Khloe Kardashian reportedly thinks Lamar Odom has to play in L.A. for their marriage to continue

If you’re a subscriber of the “where there’s smoke, there’s fire” theory, you have to believe Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are having some marital issues. While most of us feel like Odom being traded has sent his basketball career into a downward spiral, a recent report would seem to indicate the sudden change did more than just that. According to, Khloe...

Thunder On Verge Of Sweeping Mavericks, Win Game Three 95-79

After defeating the Dallas Mavericks by a total of four points to grab the first two games of their opening round Western Conference Playoff series, the Oklahoma City Thunder took charge early in Thursday night’s game at the American Airlines Center beating the Mavericks 95-79 to take a 3-0 lead in their best of seven match-up. Kevin Durant led five Thunder players in double-figures...

Thunder get decisive win in Dallas, lead 3-0

DALLAS (AP) -- Kevin Durant finally found his postseason shooting touch to get Oklahoma City off to a quick start, and the Thunder never trailed on the way to a 95-79 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night for a commanding 3-0 series lead over the defending NBA champs. After two close games on their home court, the young Thunder ran away with Game 3. They will run...

Thunder 95, Mavericks 79

DALLAS -- The defending champions are 48 minutes from elimination. The Oklahoma City Thunder put a pounding on the Dallas Mavericks that likely has signaled a changing of the guard in the Western Conference. The Thunder's 95-79 romp Thursday has the young upstarts one victory from advancing to the second round. The Mavericks, down three games to none in the best-of-seven...

Mavs disappointed with offseason changes

DALLAS Many had thought it but it was confirmed after Saturday's season-ending loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder the players in the Dallas Mavericks locker room were not happy about team owner Mark Cuban's decision to let Tyson Chandler, J.J. Barea and DeSahwn Stevenson walk in free agency. The faces of the team -- Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry and Jason Kidd -- all gave...

Revamped Mavs exit playoffs

When the Dallas Mavericks returned home for Game 3 of this first-round series, they greeted fans with royal blue T-shirts bearing the slogan, "All-In." It was a take-off on owner Mark Cuban's question to Lamar Odom in the halftime locker room during a game in Memphis in early April. In truth, many of the players didn't believe the owner was "all in...
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