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THE VICTORY GOES TO B BASS



Brandon Bass celebrates his shooting contest victory over Dirk Nowitzki. It is a post game day shoot around routine that they have a jump shot contest from five spots around the perimeter. Brandon’s celebration is obviously his attempt to imitate Dirk’s on court… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on March 19, 2009 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

MAVS DANCERS FIRST ROUND LOSS.


Okay, thanks to everyone for voting for the Mavericks Dancers. I am going to leave the picture up so we can enjoy it a few more days. There is always next year.

Added by Danny Bollinger on March 18, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

DANCER COMPETITION!!!



The NBA has created its own March Madness by hosting a competition between the NBA dance teams.



They have set up an official bracket just like the boys at the NCAA.



The Mavericks Dancers are taking on the dancer of the San Antonio Spurs in the first round.



Go vote for the Mavericks dancer when you get a chance at the following url:…



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Added by Danny Bollinger on March 16, 2009 at 4:44pm — 10 Comments

Travel Tips from the Road



The Mavericks are in the midst of a 6 day, 4 game road trip that started in Phoenix on Tuesday , March 10th (victory over the Suns) and has them getting home Sunday night after a 2:30 pm start against the Lakers in Los Angeles with stops at Portland and Golden State in between.



So Inside Dish thought they would talk to the people on the road with the team and get some travel tips that help them survive the NBA… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on March 11, 2009 at 6:28pm — 2 Comments

THE WAVE?!!!


I swear the crowd at the Mavericks game last night did THE WAVE!!! The above picture is proof! Did you see it?

Added by Danny Bollinger on March 8, 2009 at 5:51pm — 7 Comments

FUN AND GAMES



When Mark Cuban noticed New Orleans-based photographer Gus Escanelle snapping shots of him before the Mavericks game in NOLA Thursday night I guess he decided to mess with him, or he just ate a extremely sour lemon, or maybe he was playing Pictionary and the clue was Jerry… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on March 7, 2009 at 4:27pm — 4 Comments

SPORT COURT DEDICATION



*****OKAY, I PROMISED MYSELF THAT I WOULD NEVER POST A PRESS RELEASE...BUT IN THE INTEREST OF GETTING IT RIGHT AND MAKING SURE EVERYONE GETS THE APPROPRIATE CREDIT I AM GOING TO POST THE MAVERICKS PRESS RELEASE ON THE COURT DEDICATION THIS AFTERNOON IN MESQUITE.



I AM SURE A LOT OF THE TIMES, THESE TYPES EVENTS GET LOOKED OVER BY MOST PEOPLE, BUT I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THEY ARE A BIG DEAL TO THE MAVERICKS. I THINK IT'S A BIG… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on March 6, 2009 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Dallas Mavericks Web Guide



You wouldn’t really call it a cheat sheet or even a crib note. Semantically, that doesn’t sit well with many people these days. It’s more like an internet playbook for all the places on the web that are dedicated to covering the Dallas Mavericks. The following information actually wouldn’t be enough to fill a three-ring binder. Naturally, your friends would think you were weird if you taped it to your wrist like a football quarterback. So maybe… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on February 27, 2009 at 8:47am — 2 Comments

ManiAACs 2008 2009 Team Poster



Last week I told you about the ManiAACs stoping by the studio for a poster photoshoot.



Remember I posted the photo of Bam jumping into the air? If you didn't see it...scroll down my blog entries.



If you would like to see more outtakes from that shoot you can check my photos later this afternoon. I am posting 80 or so green screen photos from those two days of shooting. A lot of them are probably already posted. It might… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on February 26, 2009 at 11:57am — 2 Comments

An Open Plea...heck...I am begging here!!!





Dear Mister NBA Powers-That-Be,



Can you please invite Mavericks player Gerald Green to be in the NBA Slam Dunk contest next year in Dallas?



Pretty Please. Pretty please, cherry-on-top?



Top Five reasons you should invite him:



1. He plays in Dallas. You can save on airfare for one of the contestants.

2. He has two extra bedrooms at his place for other contestants who may need a place to sleep… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on February 24, 2009 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

FROM THE ARCHIVES: TEAM UP DAY 2000-2001



One fall day 9 years ago the Dallas Mavericks held a "TeamUp" day to renovate an old house. The players converted the old house into a community center. This picture was taken with a Sony Mavica digital camera. The camera recorded the image to a 3.5 floppy disk. Remember those days?



Pictured from left to right in the photograph Courtney Alexander, Coach Rolando Blackman, Greg Buckner, Coach Don Nelson, Evan Eschmeyer, Etan Thomas,… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on February 23, 2009 at 6:07pm — 1 Comment

LANE CHANGE





Photo on left: January 19th, 2008 Seattle Super Sonics



One of his last home games as a Mavericks and ironicially one of the last games that the Sonics played as Seattle's basketball team.



Photo on right: March 8th, 2008



First time Devin Harris returned to Dallas after being traded last season.



What will happen tonight?



Mavs vs Nets… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on February 18, 2009 at 10:36am — 6 Comments

BAM!!!



The Dallas Mavericks ManiAACS have spent the last two nights getting their pictures made for the new team poster that will be coming out next month.



All the ManiAACs came up with fun poses and where shot on a green screen.



Above: Giant Mavs ManiAAC Bam shows his… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on February 18, 2009 at 10:34am — No Comments

Matt Carroll Q&A



Your grandfather is a pretty famous basketball coach in your home state. Did you have any choice but to become a basketball player?

Yes, he was a basketball player too but he was mostly known as a basketball coach. He coached basketball for 51 years at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. But the answer to the question is yes, and no. I had a choice, but it was one of those things that when you grow up in and… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on February 11, 2009 at 11:17pm — 1 Comment

Wright Amendment



With the "Jet" grounded for repairs Antoine Wright stepped into the friendly skies with a new flight plan.



His line last night against the Sacramento Kings: 24 minutes, 23 points on 8-14 shooting, and 6 for 6 from the line.



I think he is now free to… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on February 11, 2009 at 9:42am — 2 Comments

Helping Hand(bag)



Brandon Bass spent last evening hanging out with shoppers at Valentino Boutique in NorthPark Mall.



The two hour evening of shopping kicked off a week of shopping in which Valentino will donate 10% of the sales to the Brandon Bass Reach Back Foundation. So technically the week started last night (February 8) and runs through Valentine's Day, Saturday February 14, 2009.



Valentino Boutique carries a full line of ready to wear… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on February 9, 2009 at 3:28pm — 1 Comment

From the Archives



Don Nelson sits in the coaches office at the American Airlines Center during NBA draft night 2003. Although the picture only shows "Nellie" the entire office is full of coaches, scouts, and even player Marquis Daniels. Everyone is glued to the television coverage of the live draft.



More interesting, is the framed photograph of Nelson going up for a lay-up during his days as a Boston Celtic. As a player Don Nelson Nelson played for the… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on February 7, 2009 at 7:03am — No Comments

TIGER SIGHTING



Tiger Woods sat courtside at the Magic versus Mavericks game in Orlando on Monday night.



Before the game Mark Cuban and Woods met for the first time at Tiger's courtside seats.



The cordial pre-game chat revolved mostly around their mutual friend Michael Jordan.



After the chat, pre-game optimism/hope/doubt of both men made way to the clarity of Cuban's Mavericks throttling Tiger's Magic.



No word on… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on February 4, 2009 at 8:58am — 1 Comment

CONDITIONED RESPONSE



The Dallas Mavericks had their usual game day shoot around this morning at 11:00 am.



Today is the first time that I had returned to the scene of the spring 2006 crime. I didn’t travel with the team last season to Miami.



Today, was the first time that I was forced to remember the many snippets of the ESPN Sportcenter located on my mental DVR. The mental imagery of the unimaginable comeback of the Miami Heat over the Dallas… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on January 31, 2009 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Ryan Hollins Q & A



You scored on a dunk on the first possession that you played for the Dallas Mavericks. Were you surprised that they called a play for you on your first possession right off the bench?

Yeah, the first play was Jet dropping it to me and I just dunked it. When I got the ball I was wide open, so I just hammered it down. The call was a high pick-and-roll. It was just a read really. It was right when I got into the game. It surprised me… Continue

Added by Danny Bollinger on January 29, 2009 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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