Star's First Priority Is Luring FAs To Miami - But Then There's 'Cover Himself' Thought
Dwyane Wade is working to schedule free-agency interviews with assorted NBA teams and two sources tell one of his hometown papers that the Dallas Mavericks are one of the three clubs on his planned appointment list. ... See DallasBasketball.com for more!
From LeBron And Wade And Beyond: Unselfishness, Business And 'Uncle Sams'
By Mike Fisher -- DB.com
The Dallas Mavericks have formulated The Sales Pitch.
It does not feature a set-in-stone itinerary. It does not feature show-biz flash. It does not feature a singular target.
But at 12:02 a.m Eastern time on July 1, the Mavs will put into action their Summer of 2010 sales pitch for available NBA stars – LeBron James and Dwyane Wade and all the rest, the marketing wave set to occur only after Dallas has, hopefully, secured the services of Dirk Nowitzki.
“We definitely have a plan,’’ Mavs GM Donnie Nelson tells me. “There are details to it. … but there also needs to be flexibility in it.’’
The Sales Pitch is a living, breathing, flexible thing … and DallasBasketball.com, after a dozen conversations with the principals (some for attribution, some from unnamed sources, some as general background) has learned that The Sales Pitch is founded upon three fundamental platforms.
Twitter can give us an unfiltered look into the thoughts of a player. This is no longer a new phenomenon, but it can remain an interesting one. And today, it’s an interesting one regarding the Mavs’ Caron Butler, who in a series of tweets is discussing his fitness, his willingness to play anywhere but most of all, his desire to “win a chip in Dallas.’’
Athletes are not new to the world of Twitter. We’ve seen their tweets quoted on sports shows. We’ve read about them in articles. And, we’ve heard them on the radio. In his show that aired before each game of the Finals, Jimmy Kimmel had a bit where they read entertaining tweets by Ron Artest.
This might be a good time for the “soft roll-out’’ of , a collection of media members, athletes and whomever who we think contribute greatly to the flow of Mavericks information. Make it a favorite … and in an act of one-stop-shopping you can keep up with Fish, Followill, David Lord, Mark Cuban and more … (!)
and DallasBlog readers are, by and large, snazzy types. They wear , they drive , they dine at classy joints like and they date dazzling women like Kim Kardashian.
That’s correct, gentlemen. Quite possibly reading this item right now, just as you are, is a fellow Mavs fan who is about to become National Enquirer fodder due to his supposed relationship with Ms. Kardashian, world-renowned due to her … (read on)