I’m sure Pop will have better days. After all, he can’t make a decision regarding something as innocuous as which gum to chew (“Pop picked Dubble-Bubble! He’s a genius!) without earning national basketball praise. So he must be very, very clever.
But that Hack-a-Damp (“Cramp-a-Damp’’? “E-rick-a-Brick’’?) that mucked up Sunday’s 100-94 Mavs win in Game 1? It was a desperate and disastrous move that dared to challenge one of the foundation pieces of what makes the Mavs what they’ve been for a decade.
And the idea that anybody is going to outcoach anybody else? That seems desperate, too.
DallasBasketball.com and Mike Fisher takes you onto the AAC floor and into the Mavs locker room with this DB.TV exclusive: Fish and Bob Ortegel after Dallas’ win Wednesday over the Spurs, plus Marion, Kidd and Dirk – and in Nowitzki’s own words: “Now it’s on!’’
It seems the face of the Dallas Stars is contemplating retirement; tonight might be his final hurrah. He’ll move on to become part of the Stars ownership group, he’ll play a lot of golf, he’ll hug his lovely wife Willa Ford … and he’ll cause hockey fans all over North Texas, all over the NHL and all over the world to do what : Conjuring up favorite memories.
I just finished a phone conversation with Mike Modano. He was leaving the room to head to the ice … as he considers soon leaving the ice for an ownership position with his Dallas Stars. The conversation was peppered with expletives.
“Are you part of an ownership group with Wayne Gretzky that could buy the Stars?’’ I asked him.
“I've talked with a lot of groups who are potential buyers and they all seem interested in having me involved,’’ Modano told me. “But I haven’t talked to Gretzky about it. I don’t know where that came from. That one’s bullshit.’’
'It could've been worse' is a bad thought to have whilst walking to the car after watching your guys. I just checked the standings. The good news is Dallas -- with the best divisional record -- is still in second place. The bad news is the Mavericks lead a four-way tie with five games to go in the season. Just gotta love April in the NBA! (Kinda!)
The gang at takes notes as everyone reacts to losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-116.