Posts Tagged ‘Dallas Mavericks’

Lamar Odom and Commitment

Posted by    |    April 23rd, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Commitment is more than just deciding to do something; it is also about following through with that decision.  Lamar Odom is an example of someone who needs to rethink his commitments.  When he became a professional basketball player he made a commitment to his team and his fans to give the best he could each and every game.

The fans and the franchises depend on their players to perform at the level at which they were recruited or drafted. Excluding injuries, this is usually a fair expectation.

When one player begins to allow outside influences to affect their performance, their true commitment to the game is tested. In this case, it is clear that Odom allowed outside influences and/or his personal agenda to cloud his judgment and commitment to the game. (more…)

The Mavericks Skewer the Suns

Posted by    |    January 31st, 2012 at 11:54 pm

The Mavericks put on a show Monday night in the Valley of the Sun winning 122-99. Even though Steve Nash was out with a bruised thigh, the Suns manage to pull it within 3 in the beginning of the second quarter. However the rest of the night belonged to Dallas as they found a rhythm late in the third. From Vince Carter’s behind the back basket to Delante West’s buzzer beaters, the Mavs are starting to finally seem comfortable with each other on the court. Mavericks front man Dirk Nowitzki contributed only 10 points in his second game back but his teammates took up the slack with three starters scoring 20+ points. It is still early in the season but with games like this the Mavericks have potential to show the country why they’re still the champions.

Mark Cuban…Is Right(…Again)

Posted by    |    January 29th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Dallas Mavericks owner and number one fan Mark Cuban keeps reassuring Mavs fans not to worry about the team’s roller coaster 13-8 start to the lockout shortened 2011-2012 NBA season. Despite being the defending world champions, the Mavericks have taken the unorthodox style of rolling out a new look team the following year. With impending free agent superstars in the form of a franchise center in Dwight Howard and a franchise point guard in Deron Williams, the Dallas front office risked the fallout from breaking up their first ever championship squad to position themselves financially to be one of the main players in the 2012 free agency frenzy. (more…)

Dallas Mavericks vs Miami Heat on Christmas Day

Posted by    |    December 25th, 2011 at 8:30 am

The Bleacher Reporter for the Miami Heat gives his two-cents on the game today here.  They have a good feeling the Heat will prevail today.

Today we celebrate once again the Mavericks’ championship and hope that this reconstituted team can take another serious run at the NBA Championship.  We found this video promoting the match-up today.  Enjoy!

 

 

Dallas Mavericks: The Road to Victory

Posted by    |    June 16th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com

Thousands of passionate Dallas fans united to experience a thrill that has not occurred in 5 years: the Dallas Mavericks making it to the NBA Finals. Not only did the Mavs sweep the Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 and overcome the vicious OKC Thunder, they proved themselves to be neck and neck with the wildly talented Miami Heat. With lead shooter Dirk Nowitzki diagnosed with a 102 degree fever at game four, the Mavs still defeated the Heat by 3 points, tying the Finals to 2 to 2.  The Mavs overcame competing teams by coming together to excel in hard work, teamwork and dedication.

This is the first time Dallas has made it to the Finals since 2006. The Mavericks shocked viewers across the nation, even across the world, by winning their first NBA Championship in history.  Game six in Miami was a close call but the Mavericks managed to accelerate their game in the last quarter and Beat the Heat by a whopping ten points. NBA fans across the country were shocked at Dallas’ victory over Miami, who has participated in the last 15 out of 23 playoff series. (more…)