Former Dallas Mavericks president and GM Frank Zaccanelli was highly critical of current Mavs owner Mark Cuban during an interview on Wednesday.Zaccanelli was a part owner of the team when they sold the franchise to Cuban in 2000. The franchise had endured a decade of misery before Cuban took over, and then they became one of the best teams in the Western Conference.Zaccannelli spoke...
Today, March 6th is the 45th anniversary of the birth of former Boston Celtics center Shaquille "Shaq" O'Neal's birth.Shaq, a first-ballot Hall of Fame big man, finished his career with the club after stints with the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat. Phoenix Suns, and Cleveland Cavaliers. At this stage of his career, it was clear O'Neal was chasing rings, and Boston...
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March 06, 2017
When it comes down to the top three Dallas Mavericks in the 21st Century, there is still some wavering, but the consensus pick goes to former Mavs forward, Michael Finley. As far as Dallas Mavericks go, Michael Finley is one of very few that can truly be called a franchise player at some point in […] Dallas Mavericks Top 10: #3- Michael Finley - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking...
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January 22, 2017
Michael Finley explains how the Mavericks ditched their 'sketchy' draft-room discussions of years past
Some people are saying the Mavericks got the steal of the NBA draft in Purdue's A.J. Hammons.That pick may have been aided by an improved focus in the Mavs' draft room, as Michael Finley explained recently on 105.3 The Fan.Finley, a former Mavericks player who's now the team's VP of basketball operations, detailed the "sketchy" conversations that used to go on in the draft room....
June 27, 2016
Michael Finley and Tony Parker were the first investors on Nate Parker's film The Birth of a Nation, which won both the Dramatic Jury and Dramatic Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. The film, which is about Nat Turner's 19th century slave uprising, secured a record-breaking $17.5 million rights deal with Fox Searchlight. The film had a $10 million budget. Finley...
This cool graphic comes to us via Rukkus. Of the 8 Celtics featured (Sorry Michael Finley), 4 were drafted by Boston – Russ, Bird, Hondo and Truth. The greatest pick ever made was Larry Bird. Not only did Red Auerbach have the foresight to draft one of the greatest players in the history of the game, he had the balls to wait a year for Bird’s services. Sure, the Celtics were...
Most days we're forced to create things for our Afternoon Delight segment. Today is not one of those days.Credit Yahoo Sports Eric Freeman for the find, but he loses some points for subbing Celtics great Michael Finley from his title: Remember when Michael Jordan ref'd a game between Charles Barkley, Jason Kidd, and sumo wrestlers? Screw Jason Kidd. On a separate note, it truly...
Here is part 2 of my “What If” Draft that I know you have all been dying to read. Enjoy! 1995 The Blazers Pick (#11): Gary Trent PF, Ohio Best Available Player: Michael Finley SF, Wisconsin (#21) Effect-O-Meter: -3, The Trailblazers initially had the 8th pick which ended up being Shawn Respert, but they swapped with Milwaukee for pick #11 which was Gary Trent. I wanted to give...
The Wisconsin Badgers have had a great run through the Tournament so far, and will be playing for the right to go to the national championship game come Saturday. It's not going to be an easy one. They have the red-hot Kentucky Wildcats on deck. So its safe to say they are going to need as many wild and crazy fans in the stands in Arlington as possible. Just to make sure they are...
Twenty years have passed since the last Wisconsin men'sbasketball team opened a season 11-0. And until this season, it had marked theonly Badgers squad in the modern era (since 1943) to begin the year with 11consecutive victories.The 2013-14 version matched that 1993-'94 team with a victoryon Wednesday against Milwaukee. Now, the fourth-ranked Badgers can surpass themark with a win...
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