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  • Prince George’s County police investigate video shared of ex-NBA player in handcuffs

    wtop.com "Police in Prince George’s County, Maryland, are investigating how a video showing a former NBA player in handcuffs was released on social media after they learned that an officer had recorded it. The person in the video has been identified as Delonte West, who played for the..." January 21

  • Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis available to play vs. Clippers

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks power forward Kristaps Porzingis will make his return to the hardwood on Tuesday night in the Mavs’ game against the Los Angeles Clippers after missing ten games due to discomfort in his knee. According to Mavs.com reporter Dwain Price,..." January 21

  • Jameer Nelson, Phil Martelli issue statements about Delonte West

    Larry Brown Sports "Jameer Nelson and Phil Martelli sent out statements on Twitter Monday night after seeing the videos involving Delonte West. West played at Saint Joseph’s with Nelson, under Martelli’s leadership, for three seasons, culminating in their 2003-2004 squad that went 27-0..." January 21

  • NBA players pay homage to Martin Luther King Jr.

    Sportsnaut "Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a major holiday around the United States. It reminds us of a man who fought for and died to create the equality so many are still battling for today.  It’s also an absolutely huge day around the NBA world. That’s no different on this..." January 20

  • Sports stars talk race, recruiting, remembering MLK at Earl Lloyd Sports Symposium

    Commercial Appeal "Before they were honored at the Grizzlies-Pelicans game, four former sports stars discussed Martin Luther King's impact on their lives, the work they're doing to help carry on his legacy and their responsibilities to the community Monday at the Earl Lloyd Sports..." January 20

  • Video Appears to Show Former NBA Player Delonte West Following Alleged Altercation

    Complex "An agitated Delonte West was captured discussing an alleged altercation.  The person who posted the clip of the former NBA player to social media, Twitter user @damani_givens, told Complex that the video was taken in Washington D.C. " January 20

  • Kristaps Porzingis targets Tuesday as his return when Mavs meet Clippers

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis, who has missed the past 10 games because of right knee soreness, said he is targeting a return to the lineup Tuesday against the LA Clippers. "The way I'm feeling, I don't see why there should be any..." January 20

  • Luka Doncic On Kings: “I Honestly Thought They Were Going To Pick Me.”

    SLAM Online "Luka Doncic was convinced Sacramento would nab him in the 2018 NBA Draft. Instead, they went with Marvin Bagley III with the second overall pick, leading to plenty of heartache in Sacramento while Doncic blossomed into a superstar for the Dallas Mavericks. The..." January 20

  • NBA Owner Sounds off on NBA All-Star Weekend King of Court Proposal

    Heavy "NBA All-Star weekend is one of the most anticipated during the NBA season with dazzling and jaw-dropping events, such as the celebrity game, the rising stars’ game where you get you to see the league’s upcoming talent all in one place. There’s the three-point..." January 17

  • Dallas Mavericks reach jersey patch deal with Chime worth 'just under eight figures'

    USA Today "For someone who has always sought additional sources of revenue in his businesses, it only makes sense that owner Mark Cuban would do this with the Dallas Mavericks. The team agreed to a multi-year deal with Chime, a digital banking company that will feature its logo on the left front..." January 17

  • Mavs’ Luka Doncic Gets Eye-Opening Compliment From Jason Kidd’s Son TJ Kidd

    Heavy "Luka Doncic is playing inspired basketball for the 26-15 Dallas Mavericks. Midway through the third quarter of the Mavericks’ eventual 127-123 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, Doncic had already recorded 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists; his 20th..." January 17

  • One preposterous pass illustrates Luka Doncic's basketball brilliance

    Sporting News "The most elite athletes across sports don't just make the spectacular plays. They make the spectacular appear routine, as if it would be silly to do anything else. Think about Lionel Messi cutting through a defense and kicking a laser into the back of the net, or Patrick..." January 17

  • Rodney Dangerfield is the Most Disrespected Man in the NBA History

    The Big Lead "Disrespect is a funny thing. Athletes and those tasked with motivating athletes find it everywhere. Draft position. Public opinion. Betting odds. Predictions from talking heads. If you aren't with a team, you're against them. If you're not propping them up, you're bulletin board..." January 16

  • Skip Bayless: Luka Doncic is Not a Superstar

    The Big Lead "Luka Doncic's jump from stud to star in only his second season has the league abuzz. But Skip Bayless wants to put a halt to all that. Speaking during Wednesday's Undisputed, Bayless said he doesn't see a superstar in Doncic, citing his fourth quarter failings as the main..." January 15

  • Kristaps Porzingis eyes return against Kings Wednesday night

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks power forward Kristaps Porzingis plans to return Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings after missing the previous eight games with right knee soreness, sources told ESPN. Porzingis remains listed as questionable on the..." January 15

  • Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas discuss jersey retirement this season

    Mavs Moneyball "When Dirk Nowitzki retired at the end of last season, there was no question whether his jersey number would one day hand in the rafters of the American Airlines Center. The only question surrounding the matter was when that would happen. Now, there might be a..." January 15

  • Steve Kerr: Mavs' Luka Doncic going to be one of NBA's 'cornerstones'

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr believes Dallas Mavericks star guard Luka Doncic will be a "cornerstone" of the NBA for years to come, while comparing parts of Doncic's game to Larry Bird and James Harden. "He's really good..." January 15

  • Jim Farmer, Former Mavericks and Nuggets Player, Facing Sex Trafficking Charges

    Pop Culture "Former NBA player Jim Farmer is facing new charges of sex trafficking in Tennessee after being indicted by a Rutherford County Grand Jury. He was originally charged in October after being arrested in a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation sting operation that lasted two days. This..." January 14

  • Boban Marjanovic On Slam Dunk Contest: “I’m The Only Guy Who Can Dunk Without Jumping. We’d Get Some 10s.”

    Talk Basket "Dallas Mavericks center Boban Marjanovic gave a reason why he prefers taking part in the dunk contest instead of the 3-point contest. The 7′ 4″ Serbian is able to dunk without jumping.  " January 14

  • Tony Parker Is The Only Player With A Positive Record Against All 30 Teams, Including San Antonio Spurs

    Hoops Hype "Tony Parker announced his retirement last summer following a memorable career that saw him win four NBA titles and make the All-Star Game six times. His final year with the Hornets was not the stuff of legend, but one particular event during that season made his NBA career even more..." January 14

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler reveals his 5 toughest players to guard

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is widely considered as one of the best defenders in the league today. Recently, the four-time All-Defensive team member penned an article for The Players’ Tribune, wherein he openly spoke about some of the most challenging..." January 13

  • Two-Way Contract Situations To Watch This Week

    Hoops Rumors "January 15 is the last day that NBA teams can sign a player to a two-way contract this season. After that date, teams can still waive two-way players or promote them to their 15-man rosters, but they can’t bring aboard new players on two-way contracts as replacements. With that..." January 13

  • Chris Bosh reacts to Tim Hardaway Jr. copying his video bomb

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. just sent in his entry for the best video bomb moment of the season on Saturday. Even the legendary Chris Bosh had to weigh in on Hardaway’s impression of Bosh’s own historic video bomb moment from some years..." January 12

  • Lakers’ Jared Dudley Throws Shade at Luka Doncic After Win vs. Mavericks

    Heavy "The Los Angeles Lakers reeled off their seventh straight win on Friday night versus the Dallas Mavericks and they did it without Anthony Davis. Much of the Lakers’ success this season has been because of the play of a number of veteran role players. Jared..." January 11

  • LeBron James spins way into record books, passes Michael Jordan for fourth in made field goals

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James is re-writing the NBA record books seemingly every time he steps on the court. Friday night that involved him passing Michael Jordan for fourth on the all-time field goals made list — and LeBron did it in style with a spin move and finish. " January 11

  • Frustrated Luka Doncic rips jersey, plays with it that way

    NBC Sports "Luka Doncic was frustrated. His Mavericks were getting blown out by the Lakers, who scored 79 points in the first half. As Rick Carlisle had complained about recently, the Lakers were physical with Doncic, and he wasn’t getting calls. " January 11

  • Free Agent Stock Watch 2020: Southwest Division

    Hoops Rumors "Every week, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents next offseason. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Southwest Division: Derrick..." January 11

  • The Dallas Mavericks are sliding down the West standings and Kristaps Porzingis' knee injury isn't helping

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Mavericks have cooled off recently after a hot start to the season, and in their last 10 games, they've gone 5-5 and have slid all the way down to the No. 6 spot in the Western Conference. The pairing of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis hasn't..." January 10

  • Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Sportress of Blogitude "The All-Star Celebrity Game during NBA All-Star Weekend is often one of the more entertaining events of the three-day league showcase, simply due to the novelty of watching stars chucking up shots. With ESPN televising the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 14, it is not a..." January 10

  • Instagram model Tammy Hembrow: Entire sports team has invaded my DMs

    New York Post "Model and fitness influencer Tammy Hembrow is Australia’s hottest Instagram star right now — and at least one sport team agrees. The 25-year-old social media starlet has opened up on the number of direct messages she has been receiving recently from athletes around the..." January 10

  • 2020 NBA All-Star Game voting: LeBron James overtakes Luka Doncic as top vote-getter; Giannis not far behind

    CBS Sports "Fan voting for the NBA All-Star Game is a hotly debated topic around the league. It makes fans feel like they have some say over who they get to watch throw down dunks and make crazy plays, and it also brings about some crazy results. This year's game in Chicago on Feb. 16 won't be any..." January 09

  • 3 Players That Can Help Joel Embiid And Ben Simmons Win A Championship This Season

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers looked like the team to beat entering this season. After an eventful offseason, many expected this team to coast through the Eastern Conference, but this doesn’t seem like the case. The Sixers have fallen back to Earth after their 5-0 start and this recent..." January 09

  • Scottie Pippen thinks it’s ‘realistic’ for Luka Doncic, Mavs to win title ‘right now’

    Clutch Points "NBA Hall of Famer and Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen thinks the Dallas Mavericks are title contenders, thanks to Mavs superstar and MVP candidate Luka Doncic. “I think it’s realistic for him right now,” Pippen said of Doncic, who has..." January 08

  • Eric Stern opens up about his dad David Stern, former NBA commissioner

    USA Today "Eric Stern appreciated all the words said and written about his father, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died on New Year’s Day. “It’s all very nice,” Stern told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview. But what also had tremendous meaning to..." January 08

  • The Top 5 Best Destinations For Lakers' Kyle Kuzma

    Fadeaway World "With the Trade Deadline approaching, many teams are expected to make changes to their rosters. While many of the teams expected to make some moves are fringe playoff teams, there are a handful of teams at the top of the league record-wise that could look to dabble in the trade market. One team..." January 08

  • Luka Doncic's latest 30-point triple-double gives him more than rest of NBA combined

    ESPN "Opposing defenses go to such great extremes in the attempt to make Luka Doncic uncomfortable that Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has made a point to publicly and profanely complain about their physical tactics. Maybe teams should try putting microphones in..." January 07

  • Jerry West: ‘Luka Doncic Could Be A Top 5 Player Of All-Time’

    Fadeaway World "Luka Doncic is having a terrific second season in the NBA, racking up a lot of good comments towards him. Not only fans and media are praising him right now, but active and former players, who haven’t hesitated to show their admiration for the Slovenian player. Things reached a..." January 07

  • Rick Carlisle calls Chicago the ‘hardest playing team in the NBA’

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks held off a formidable challenge from the Chicago Bulls on Monday, with the Mavs coming away with a 118-110 victory at the American Airlines Center. Following the game, Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle had nothing but good things to say about the..." January 07

  • NBA reconsidering playoff reseeding proposal

    Sportsnet "The NBA is reportedly reconsidering a proposal that would have reseeded the four conference finalists during the playoffs based on regular season record, re-shaping the league’s playoff structure, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. Under the NBA’s..." January 07

  • Trae Young to accept 3-Point Contest invite, Luka Doncic still deliberating

    Yahoo! Sports "Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young and Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic have been invited to participate in the NBA Three-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend in Chicago next month, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The two emerging stars will always be linked as their respective teams..." January 07

  • NBA Execs Rip Load Management

    Bleacher Report "Want a surefire way to get almost any NBA coach to roll their eyes, snort or make some other derisive gesture? Mention load management. That is, as long as they're sure no one is looking. To be caught dismissing the practice would be "career suicide," says..." January 07

  • Rick Carlisle knows Mavs will learn from mistakes during current slump

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks suffered a disappointing overtime defeat against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, 123-120. It was a hard-fought battle through and through, but in the end, the Mavs fell short. Following the loss, Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle spoke about his..." January 06

  • 3 potential trades for Kevin Love

    The Score "Kevin Love could use a change in scenery. The veteran power forward's stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers appears to be coming to a head after a reported outburst toward general manager Koby Altman on Saturday was followed up by an on-court..." January 06

  • From Danilo Gallinari to Chris Paul, 75 players who could be moved before Feb. 6

    CBS Sports "Just before the 2019 trade deadline, the Toronto Raptors acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies, hoping that he would be the final piece of a championship-worthy puzzle. On their way to their first title in franchise history, they outlasted the Philadelphia..." January 06

  • Mavs' Rick Carlisle takes issue with how opponents defend Luka Doncic

    ESPN " Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, in an attempt to protect his franchise's superstar, publicly complained that the physical defense teams play against Luka Doncic frequently crosses the line. "They're beating the s--- out of him," Carlisle said..." January 05

  • 6 Blockbuster Trades We Want To See This Season

    Fadeaway World "A couple of weeks ago, we finally had our first trade of the 2019-20 NBA season. Jordan Clarkson was traded to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Dante Exum and 2 second-round picks and this trade looks to be a win-win for both sides. Clarkson wasn’t in the plans for the Cleveland Cavaliers..." January 04

  • Three Trade Destinations For Pistons Center Andre Drummond

    The Big Lead "The Detroit Pistons went all-in when they traded for Blake Griffin in February of 2018. Just under two years later, nothing has gone right. Griffin had a career year in 2018-19, but his body failed him as the playoffs approached and Detroit was swept by Milwaukee in the first round. Three..." January 04

  • Mavericks Playing Kristaps Porzingis Major Minutes After Long-Term Injury is Already Hurting Them

    12 Up "When you hand out a max contract in the NBA, the notion attached is that you believe that player can one day lead you to a championship. When the Mavericks did so with Kristaps Porzingis, many were skeptical considering the fact that the big man was still in the process of..." January 03

  • From Charles Barkley to Joel Embiid: The fight to modernize the NBA big man

    ESPN "JOEL EMBIID RELISHES the opportunities to launch 3-pointers. The execution of that shot, the 7-foot Philadelphia 76ers center believes, classifies him as a modern NBA player, a multifaceted big man whose skills and athleticism should not -- and will not -- confine him to a..." January 03

  • Dallas Mavericks Are Reportedly The Favorites To Land Andre Iguodala

    Fadeaway World "Since being traded from the Warriors months ago, Andre Iguodala has yet to take the court this season as he awaits news of a buyout or trade. Despite increasing speculation that he will sit this season, the Grizzlies are reportedly confident that they will trade him ahead of February’s..." January 03