Important NBA Voices Begin Agitating For A Shorter Season

The book on NBA Commissioner Adam Silver reads that he is an innovator, more open to radical change than expected from somebody whose most salient job responsibility is protecting a multibillion dollar industry. And now that Silver has kicked Donald Sterling to the curb and signed a new media rights deal, he's… » 10/16/14 1:28am 10/16/14 1:28am

Dirk Nowitzki Gives Conan O'Brien A "Texas Citizenship Test"

Conan O'Brien is taping his show in Dallas this week, and last night he invited Dirk Nowitzki onto the show to test just how much of a Texan Conan really is. It's a pretty funny bit, but mostly it's just a reminder that Dirk is awesome and that the NBA will be a much worse and humorless place when "The Berlin Tall"… » 4/01/14 10:57am 4/01/14 10:57am

Goodbye, Dirk Nowitzki's Out-Of-Control Beard

The damn thing lasted almost three months. The Mavericks swore to grow beards, bushy, unwieldy beards, until they got to .500. It wasn't easy, but with last night's win, the Mavs have crawled all the way back to respectability. As soon as the buzzer sounded, Dirk Nowitzki, the mountain manliest of Dallas's mountain… » 4/15/13 8:51am 4/15/13 8:51am

The Blazers And Mavericks Scored 11 Points In A Thrilling Final 30…

The Trail Blazers seem to have some magic about them this season. Knocking on the door of the playoff picture, Portland overcame a 21-point second-half deficit to pull out a last-second win over Dallas, thanks to a pair of unlikely sharpshooters. Nicolas Batum tied the game with a rushed three with 28 seconds left,… » 1/30/13 10:30am 1/30/13 10:30am

Dirk Nowitzki Tries To Crash A Video Review, Gets Stonewalled By…

I was not previously aware of the fact that there are NBA security guards whose job it is to prevent players from getting too close to the referees during video reviews. But as the video above shows, such security guards do indeed exist, and one of them got into a hilarious tête-à-tête with Dirk Nowitzki at the end… » 1/14/13 4:55pm 1/14/13 4:55pm

Of Course Dirk Nowitzki Had A Traditional Kenyan Wedding

A couple of weeks ago, Newstime Africa ran a story reporting that Dirk Nowitzki had married his longtime girlfriend in Kenya, in a ceremony with traditional Kikuyu touches. The Mavs flat denied it, oddly enough. Well, here come the photos, and unless Dirk likes playing Ngurario dress-up, it looks like he indeed took… » 7/30/12 5:30pm 7/30/12 5:30pm

Somebody Let Dirk Nowitzki Have The Microphone Again, And The Results…

Dirk Nowitzki's occasional stints as a TV analyst have led to catchphrases including "Take Dat With You," which became an unofficial rallying cry for last year's Mavericks. Dirk's grunts and ejaculations are funny, for sure—even if sometimes in a "does my breath smell funny" or "does my car sound funny" way. » 1/26/12 10:45am 1/26/12 10:45am