4:34 PM EST, Sun February 17, 2019
SportsDay 17 hours ago
Ahead of what will likely be his last NBA All-Star game, Dirk Nowitzki leaves the door open for a 22nd season

Ahead of what will likely be his last NBA All-Star game, Dirk Nowitzki leaves the door open for a 22nd season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - All-Star Saturday hasn't had much of a Mavericks presence in recent years, but on this night in the Spectrum Center it showcased the two-decade-long face of the franchise, its future and its recently departed.Dirk Nowitzki exited in the first round of the 3-point contest. Luka Doncic fell in the Skills Challenge semifinals, to Trae Young, of all players. And former Maverick-turned-Knick Dennis Smith Jr. lost in the final round of the dunk contest to Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo.Doncic, whose hopes of being added to Sunday's All-Star game apparently were dashed Saturday...
SportsDay 19 hours ago
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says Mark Cuban met his commitment to improve Mavs' organization one year after sexual harrassment scandal

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says Mark Cuban met his commitment to improve Mavs' organization one year after sexual harrassment scandal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Next week, Wednesday to be exact, is the one-year anniversary of a dark day in Mavericks history, when a Sports Illustrated report detailed allegations of sexual harassment and improper behavior on the business side of the organization.A subsequent seven-month investigation that was released last September confirmed the veracity of those allegations and resulted in owner Mark Cuban pledging to donate $10 million to women's organizations that combat domestic violence and support the leadership and development of women.On Feb. 6 of this year, NBA commissioner Adam Silver...
SportsDay Feb 16, 2019
'Let me jump!' Listen to Luka Doncic's hilarious mic'd up moments during the NBA Rising Stars game

'Let me jump!' Listen to Luka Doncic's hilarious mic'd up moments during the NBA Rising Stars game

Classic Luka.Mavericks fans who watched Friday night's NBA Rising Stars game may have been surprised to see Luka Doncic handle tip-off responsibilities instead of 7-1 Phoenix Suns center DeAndre Ayton. And now, we know how that went down..."Let me jump!" Doncic told Ayton, jokingly. "Nah, I'm kidding -- you're the best."But Ayton, one of Doncic's prime competitors for the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, yielded. It was one of Doncic's funniest antics from the exhibition. Another highlight: Doncic telling World Team assistant coach Dirk Nowitzki that he could dunk like Sacramento Kings forward...
SportsDay Feb 15, 2019
Rising Stars game highlights: Did Mavs' Luka Doncic heed coach Dirk Nowitzki's pre-game advice?

Rising Stars game highlights: Did Mavs' Luka Doncic heed coach Dirk Nowitzki's pre-game advice?

Luka Doncic made his All-Star Weekend debut in the Rising Stars game while Dirk Nowitzki made his coaching debut, both with Team World on Friday.Doncic finished with 13 points, nine assists and five rebounds in a 161-144 loss to Team USA. During his pre-game speech in the locker room, Nowitzki urged his team to not let "one guy dribble it and hoist something up like Luka does with the Mavs."The 19-year old rookie from Slovenia may have heeded the future Hall of Famer's advice, as he spent most of his time facilitating and didn't get on the scoreboard until a corner 3-pointer in the second...
SportsDay Feb 15, 2019
Despite a quiet night, here's why Mavs' Luka Doncic spent most of the Rising Stars game smiling

Despite a quiet night, here's why Mavs' Luka Doncic spent most of the Rising Stars game smiling

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Luka Doncic was the last Rising Star on either team to score, and by the time he did, late in the second quarter his Team World and Team USA had combined to pour in 126 points.Not that Doncic cared one bit.This night at the Spectrum Center was all about reveling in NBA All-Star weekend, Doncic's first, and Friday night was made all the better that he got to share it with Mavericks teammate Dirk Nowitzki, who served as the World Team's honorary coach.Doncic, 19, spent most of the game smiling, when he was on the court as well as the bench, sitting alongside 40-year-old...