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  1. Dirk: Kobe 'greatest player in my generation'

    Tim MacMahon

    NEW YORK - Few appreciated Kobe Bryant surpassing Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list as much as the man who is six spots below the Los Angeles Lakers legend. Of course, Dirk Nowitzki has always been a big fan of Bryant, who now sits...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. Back to the wall? Dirk usually at his best

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Bet on a big game by Dirk Nowitzki with the Dallas Mavericks facing elimination Friday night. That prediction feels much safer a couple of days after witnessing the first burst of Dirk dominance during this first-round series against the...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  3. Dez Bryant of Dallas Cowboys says LeBron James would be a beast i...

    Tim MacMahon

    Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, a passionate basketball fan, believes LeBron James would be a "beast" in the NFL if the reigning NBA MVP made a Jordan-esque mid-career decision to switch sports.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2013
  4. Dirk on Jordan: 'Great to get respect from the greatest'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- It's an understatement to call Michael Jordan's recent comments about current players who could have been superstars back in the day an honor for Dirk Nowitzki. Nowitzki considered Jordan to be his hero while growing up as a basketball-...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  5. Michael Jordan puts Dirk Nowitzki in rare air

    Tim MacMahon

    One nugget from the phenomenal Michael Jordan feature written by ESPN's Wright Thompson will be especially interesting to Mavericks fans. It's Jordan's short list of current stars who could be nearly as successful in his era: LeBron James, Kobe Br...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  6. Vince Carter lets it fly, passes Larry Bird

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Vince Carter punctuated his historic hot streak with a bewildered smile and shoulder shrug, a la Michael Jordan in the 1992 NBA Finals. "I don't recall doing it," Carter said. Well, the dude was unconscious at the time. The shrug ca...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  7. Could Dirk Nowitzki really be done in two years?

    Tim MacMahon

    Think Dirk Nowitzki was sending a subtle message to Mark Cuban with his tweet after playing two more years and then seeing how he feels? Think again. It was just an honest answer to a fan's question. That's it. Nothing has changed for Nowitz...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  8. 3-pointer: Roddy Beaubois earned right to showboat

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Rodrigue Beaubois figured he knew the consequences if his flair backfired before he wrapped the ball around his back and soared for a SportsCenter-worthy slam dunk to finish a fast break. "Oh, I'm out, for sure," Beaubois said when asked...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  9. Putting Dirk Nowitzki's 40-point performance in perspective

    Tim MacMahon

    Dirk Nowitzki scoring 40 points in 29 minutes Saturday night somehow was an afterthought to the Lamar Odom saga. Let's put into perspective just how rare a point-per-minute feat that was. *There are only two active players who can claim to hav...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  10. Ex-champ Vince Carter still dunk contest fan

    Tim MacMahon

    It's been a dozen years since Vince Carter won the NBA's slam dunk contest. He can still morph into Half Man, Half Amazing at moments -- just ask New Orleans big man Emeka Okafor, Carter's recent YouTube victim -- but the 35-year-old can't envision h...

    Blog | February 25, 2012
  11. The Dallas Mavericks have mental mojo over the Oklahoma City Thun...

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks stand in the Thunder's way of a potential dynasty.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2012
  12. NBA championship celebration, parade leaves Dallas Mavericks spee...

    Tim MacMahon

    Mavericks owner, players savor their moment after "amazing journey" to top.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2011
  13. 2011 NBA Finals: Don't expect Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki to ...

    Tim MacMahon

    Dirk Nowitzki got long-awaited title, but don't expect him to become complacent.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2011
  14. 2011 NBA Finals: Dallas Mavericks have been written off many time...

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks have been written off over and over but never lost faith.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2011
  15. Where does Dirk rank among NBA legends?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Rick Carlisle's take on Dirk Nowitzki's place in NBA history is on the record. "In my opinion, he's a top 10 player in NBA history because of the uniqueness of his game and how he's carried this franchise on his back for over a decade," C...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  16. Dallas Mavericks best chance to replace Caron Butler's scoring mi...

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavs may have to wait for Roddy B. to replace Caron Butler's offense.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2011