The Mavs, possibly overreacting to last year – a record-setting regular season followed by an attention-getting postseason flop – may have erred this year in “not taking the regular-season seriously enough,’’ Mavs owner Mark Cuban concedes.
It’s a “case-by-case’’ league, the NBA police often tell us. That opens up the league to criticism when it inconsistenly flexes its enforcement power, but I guess the Mavericks should feel fortunate that Dirk Nowitzki is receiving just a one-game suspension for his Monday horse-collar of AK-47.
The free-agency-deadline-beating-re-upping of Cowboy Flozell Adams is apparently a shocker to the mainstream media. They obviously haven’t been paying attention to the two-decade-long relationship between the Cowboys front office and Flozell’s freshy-minted agent. I hear that Adams – one of the game’s best left tackles – is getting a six-year deal to remain a Cowboy. That follows the news I first reported nine days ago on Scout.com: that Adams has dumped his previous rep and hired on Dallas-based agent Jordan Woy.