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Feb 20

Mark Cuban’s views on the Mavericks tanking bounce around more than ping-pong balls

One thing we can say about Mark Cuban is that the man is flexible. His latest view on tanking, expressed in a podcast with NBA legend Julius Erving, represents nothing short of a major flip flop in barely a year’s time.And the biggest problem I have is…

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Feb 20

Why Dennis Smith Jr. didn’t get robbed in the slam dunk contest

Jean-Jacques Taylor, Cowboys insider for NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and host of J Dub City 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays on 103.3 KESN-FM, answered questions during a live chat recently. Here are some highlights. Question: Do you think Dennis Smith …

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Feb 20

How some former Mavs are faring this season, including Rajon Rondo playing on his fifth team since 2014

We know the Mavericks are tanking this season in hopes for a high draft pick, but what about some former Mavs? Here’s a look at how some former Mavs are faring this season.Rajon Rondo, New Orleans Pelicans: After the point guard wore out his welcome qu…

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Feb 20

Mavs’ Harrison Barnes, Cowboys’ Kavon Frazier both host ‘Black Panther’ viewings for kids

‘Black Panther’ has been the talk of the box office over the past few days and, a couple of D-FW athletes have already shown their appreciation and admiration for the movie. Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes hosted a viewing of the film for the Boys an…

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Feb 20

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban admits to telling players tanking is best option

Tanking hasn’t been associated with the Mavericks much since Dirk Nowitzki came into town 20 seasons ago, but it has been a relevant topic surrounding Dallas for the past two seasons.Recently team owner Mark Cuban joined NBA legend Julius Irving on his…

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Feb 20

While Dirk suffers in silence, Adrian Beltre has a right to complain. The Rangers could pay to get better, but aren’t.

If we ever get around to building a Mount Rushmore of Dallas athletes, Dirk Nowitzki and Adrian Beltre would be on the short list among candidates without stars on their ears. Not only do Dirk and Beltre rank among the best ever at their positions, the…

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Feb 18

After taste of All Star weekend, Dennis Smith Jr. has eyes set on main event in years to come

“I wasn’t raised to be no punk.”Those memorable seven words from Dennis Smith Jr. summed up perfectly his first All-Star weekend experience.He acted wise beyond his 20 years. And his poise indicated that he belongs on this sort of stage.Heck, he didn’t…

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Feb 18

Mavs’ Dennis Smith Jr. dishes on J. Cole, paintball and his rookie season thus far

There’s a lot more to Dennis Smith Jr. than his highlight-reel dunks.Recently, the Mavs rookie guard interviewed with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. In the interview, he talked about his rookie year thus far, paintball, and his relationship with hip…

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Feb 18

Here’s what Dennis Smith Jr. thinks about the dunk contest scoring system

LOS ANGELES – If he had it to do over again, Dennis Smith Jr. might have stuck with the 360-windmill dunk that he bricked off the back of the rim on his first try in the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest.Instead, he switched things up and went with a different…

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Feb 18

Here are Dennis Smith Jr.’s Slam Dunk Contest Jams

Dennis Smith Jr. didn’t live up to his status as the favorite to win the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. But he did throw down one of the best jams … Click to Continue »

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Feb 18

Dennis Smith Jr. comes up short in first slam dunk contest, but is another one in his future?

LOS ANGELES — Truthfully, the only loser Saturday night was gravity.Dennis Smith Jr. didn’t win the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest, even though he did his best impression of a human flotation device on perhaps the night’s single best slam.A jaw-dropping pr…

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Feb 18

Live: Mavs rookie Dennis Smith Jr. competes in slam dunk contest

Editor’s note: This post will be updated. Welcome to All Star Saturday night, where Mavs rookie guard Dennis Smith Jr. will compete in the slam dunk contest. The rest of the field consists of Victor Oladipo, Larry Nantz and Donovan Mitchell. Follow alo…

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Feb 17

Mojo for the dunk contest? Dennis Smith Jr. meets one of his gurus

LOS ANGELES – Dennis Smith Jr. met somebody he considers sort of a guru Saturday morning.His name: Bone Collector.Or at least, that’s his street-ball name.Larry Williams is his real name and he’s a superior ballhandler possesses what is possibly consid…

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Feb 17

Two Mavs heroes named Hall of Fame finalists — what about Granbury’s hoops hero?

Retired Granbury High School girls basketball coach Leta Andrews will have to wait a little longer for her chance for induction into the basketball world’s most revered hall. The Naismith … Click to Continue »

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Feb 17

Former Mavs Steve Nash, Jason Kidd among 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame finalists

Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber also made the cut, with the finalis…

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Feb 17

How Mavs’ Dwight Powell could take his game to the next level

Matt Mosley, contributor to SportsDayDFW.com and columnist for Texas Monthly, answered questions Friday. Do you think Dennis Smith Jr. wins the dunk contest? Matt Mosley: Oladipo has more experience with this. It seems like the judges loved Aaron Gordo…

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Feb 17

Few highlights for Mavs’ Dennis Smith Jr. in Rising Stars game, but rookie promises best is yet to come

LOS ANGELES — Dennis Smith Jr. says he didn’t give away any of his dunking secrets Friday night, even on the 360-degree jam he tried – and missed – as time was expiring in the Rising Stars Game.And he promised, once again, that a show is coming Saturd…

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Feb 17

How Mavs’ Dennis Smith Jr. is winning NBA All-Star Weekend before he even attempts his first dunk

LOS ANGELES — Dennis Smith Jr. will put his physical skills on display Saturday night in the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest.But his personality already has been a hit during the first couple of days of the NBA’s All-Star weekend.For instance, when Smith wa…

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Feb 16

Rick Carlisle: Former owner Donald Carter was ‘close friend, trusted adviser, rare gem’

LOS ANGELES – Donald Carter’s ownership tenure was long done before Rick Carlisle became coach of the Mavericks in 2008.But the connection Carlisle and Carter had showed just what an amazing owner and person Carter was. He died earlier this week at age…

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Feb 16

Spud Webb: (Smaller) size does matter in the dunk show, plus other remembrances & thoughts on Dennis Smith Jr.

LOS ANGELES – Spud Webb – to date the best dunker ever associated with Dallas – hasn’t talked to Dennis Smith Jr. going into Saturday’s Verizon Slam-Dunk Contest.But if he did, he’d have two words of advice above all others.”Enjoy it,” Webb said Friday…

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