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  1. Discount stars Dirk, Duncan two of a kind

    Tim MacMahon

    The numbers were the only thing in doubt when it came to Dirk Nowitzki's negotiations, and even those were pretty predictable. It's fitting that Dirk's three-year, $30 million deal will look a lot like Tim Duncan's. Those future Hall of Famers are...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  2. Mavs 'stop the bleeding' by beating L.A.

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- It's not a big deal to beat L.A. these days, at least not the proud franchise that wears purple and gold. These Los Angeles Lakers, minus Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and a few other rotation players, are a bad team. There's really no reason ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  3. Nowitzki not focused on next contract

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- There are a few certainties about Dirk Nowitzki's next contract: He will re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks. The deal won't be agreed to until this summer. And Nowitzki won't make nearly as much as Kobe Bryant. There's a natur...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  4. How will Howard handle head games?

    Tim MacMahon

    HOUSTON -- Mark Cuban's mouth doesn't roar without motivation. Cuban's public shots at opposing players are never accidental. Cuban, who takes pride in being a master manipulator of the media, always has incentive when he makes inflammatory statem...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  5. Cuban: Mavs don't 'test waters in media' or 'troll on Twitter'

    Tim MacMahon

    As far as Mark Cuban is concerned, the Dallas Mavericks' silence about their meeting with Dwight Howard is simply smart business. The Mavs' silence isn't just by design in this instance. It's team policy. "This is always our approach," Cuban ...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  6. Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks plans to take huge pay cut

    Tim MacMahon

    Dirk Nowitzki's intention to take a "significant pay cut" next summer will be part of the Dallas Mavericks' sales pitch in July as they attempt to sign a superstar in free agency.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  7. Elton Brand: Kobe can make strong comeback

    Tim MacMahon

    NEW ORLEANS -- Elton Brand, who never returned to peak form after tearing his left Achilles tendon during his prime, is betting on Kobe Bryant. Brand believes the 34-year-old Bryant will regain his Hall of Fame form after going through the gruelin...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  8. 3-pointer: Lakers exploit Mavs' most glaring flaw

    Tim MacMahon

    LOS ANGELES - Coach Rick Carlisle cited "embracing our imperfections" as one of the keys to the Mavericks' 11-5 March. Perhaps their biggest flaw bit the Mavs hard as they opened April with a lopsided loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Mavs, w...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  9. Mavericks never could get over the hump

    Tim MacMahon

    LOS ANGELES -- Full of optimism after Saturday's phenomenal comeback win, Dirk Nowitzki compared that stunning rally against the Chicago Bulls to the story of the Mavericks' season. Just when you think you can count them out ... Unfortunately, ...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  10. 'Tough season': Stakes high for Mavs, Lakers

    Tim MacMahon

    A preseason guarantee that the Dallas Mavericks would be only a game and a half behind the Los Angeles Lakers when they left for this late-season trip to L.A. would have certainly pleased Dirk Nowitzki. The Mavs' superstar just didn't imagine that...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  11. 3-pointer: Mavs' guards come up small on big stage

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Mark Cuban has insisted since their arrival this summer that he's looking for reasons to commit to Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo as the backcourt of the Mavericks' future. The film from Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Lakers certainly wo...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  12. Kobe to Mark Cuban: 'Amnesty THAT'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Be careful what you wish for, Mark Cuban. You say you miss the days of witty repartee with Phil Jackson and Shaquille O'Neal? Want another high-profile Laker with whom to go back-and-forth? OK, Kobe Bryant is game. But the Black Mamba...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  13. Mark Cuban says comments on Kobe Bryant amnesty were hypothetical...

    Tim MacMahon

    Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he was just trying to help educate folks on the collective bargaining agreement when he hypothetically suggested that the Los Angeles Lakers should consider using the amnesty clause on Kobe Bryant.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2013
  14. Mavericks looking to escape ninth hole in West

    Tim MacMahon

    Mark Cuban predicted this summer that there would be chemistry problems for the loaded Los Angeles Lakers and pretty much openly prayed to the basketball gods that the NBA's glamour team would "suck." However, if you had promised Cuban before the ...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  15. Mark Cuban: Should Lakers amnesty Kobe Bryant?

    Tim MacMahon

    Mark Cuban loves messing with the Los Angeles Lakers and hates the NBA's collective bargaining agreement. Those two passions intersected when Cuban made a suggestion Friday morning that a purple-and-gold fan base might consider blasphemous. "If...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  16. Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner, hopes the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Tim MacMahon

    Mark Cuban questioned this summer whether all of LA's high-profile pieces would be able to pull in the same direction. That remains a legitimate question after the Lakers' injury-riddled, winless preseason.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2012