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To see what not to do after winning an NBA title, take a look at the Dallas Mavericks. After besting the hated Heat in the 2011 Finals, the Mavs gutted their roster enough to have room to some acquire big-name free agents this summer, presumably Deron Williams and Dwight Howard, while still remaining competitive during the previous season.
Fast forward to the present: the Mavs had an underwhelming season exacerbated by that Lamar Odom debacle and capped by a first-round exit in the playoffs; Williams decided to re-up with the Nets after having the Mavs as one of his two finalists; Howard remains on the Magic with no trade to Dallas in sight; and now the Dallas lost starting point guard Jason Kidd to the Knicks. Mark Cuban didn’t go all-in on black only to have it land on red. It’s worse than that — it landed on green.
It’s all left Tyson Chandler, who was sacrificed by the Mavs before last season, feeling “sorry” for his former teammate Dirk Nowitzki.
“I am a little bit stunned, but...
BEST OF MAXIM
Mark Cuban dropped the ball this NBA offseason. People let him know how they felt about that on Twitter:
First off, ESPN the Magazine’s The Body Issue is just great marketing. That’s my opinion and debate for another day with any dissenters. For now, we’re just here to share that one of four athletes to be featured on various cover versions of the 2012 “Body Issue” is a familiar face for Knicks fans (note, we said the face is familiar).
Ladies and gentlemen, get...
(Photo Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) This has turned into a nightmare. Things have gotten so bad in Dallas that less than 24 hours ago, a Mavericks stalwart, 39-year-old Jason Kidd, turned down a 3-year, $9 million deal to go to New York. That wouldn’t be too terrible, if it wasn’t for one thing: He left [...]
THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR
When making a decision whether or not to return to the Mavs, Jason Kidd reported that a conversation with his friend and former teammate ultimately helped make the call.
The Biggest free agency coming out of this division is that Jason Kidd will sign with the Knicks and not the Mavs. Also will the Hornets resign Eric Gordon?
The crazy offseason in the NBA continues as Jason Kidd signs on to play with the New York Knicks. This really came out of nowhere as everyone expected Kidd to resign with the Dallas Mavericks.
Kidd is 39 years old but just like Steve Nash he still has a lot left in the tank. Reports are that Kidd signed for 3 years about worth a total of 9 million. I am not sure that...
Dirk Nowitzki has two seasons remaining on his contract and also a no-trade clause.
Admit it – you didn’t pin San Jose to do anything significant this year, either. The Quakes have surprised many, including this writer, with their meteoric rise to the pinnacle of the Western Conference in the first half of the 2012 season. No one probably predicted the dramatic fall of Dallas, given the auspicious beginning to 2012 with a domineering performance against New...
Ladies and Gents- It's that time of year again! You know, when ESPN gifts sports fans with artistic and enviable photos of bare bodied athletes. Some of the featured athletes are as well-known as cover boy Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks) and