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Solid NBA Finals analysis by clearly insane German man (video)

Our good friend Rick Chandler over at Off the Bench, just knocked one out of the park with this entry. This German in the video is so cheesy, he just cracked me up. Let me just repost Rick’s entry:

A recent study rated Germans as the least humorous nationality, and you can’t really disprove those findings with Flula Borg, the Bavarian-born DJ/TV personality/Dirk Nowitzki fan who enjoys playing on YouTube. Here’s Flula dissing the Miami Heat in his unique Flula way, which includes the declaration: “Miami Heat stay home! Netflix.” Also: “Chris Bosh: here inside, poo-poo time!”

Dirk Nowitzki: He plays good, like an iPod.

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Wake up call: How low can Wade and LeBron go?

This story is going viral, if you will pardon the pun.

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were caught pretending to be sick and apparently mocking Dirk Nowitzki on camera by channel 11 in Dallas. Nowitzki had a fever above 100 degrees during Game 4, but still managed to lead the Mavericks to a series-tying victory.

Here is the video:

Karma, if you believe in such a thing, came back to get Wade? He injured his hip
early in Game 5 and tried to play through it.

Wow. Pretty bold move guys. At least the Mavs won Game 5 and now are 1 win away from winning this series. I would imagine the Mavs will have the last laugh. Oh, and did I mention karma?

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The Cowboys’ Marion Barber puts pimped out Impala on E-Bay

Barkley: Miami Heat have “the worst fans.”

The Sinking of the Titanic (Off the Bench)

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TODAY IN REX MORGAN

Most people save for retirement

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Wake up Call: “Cavs for Mavs” movement is appreciated in Dallas

Despite being owners of a conference-worst record 19-63, NBA fans in Cleveland have a clear horse in the race for the NBA Championship, which began on Tuesday night in Miami, the city to which LeBron so famously (or infamously, depending on where you live) took his talents last year.

Shortly after the Heat advanced to the Finals last Thursday night, one Cleveland area artist and graphic designer George Vlosich took to his computer and produced a t-shirt that embodies most Cleveland residents’ view on the series between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat (read: LeBron James).

The group’s newly-created logo even includes the tagline, “Defeat Pure Evil.”

Cavs-for-Mavs:

Twitter account @cavsformavs

The rapid growth of the Twitter account and the number of followers that have jumped on the bandwagon in one day is proof as well of the number of people–regardless of team affiliation–who just want the Heat to lose.

It’ll be interesting to see if any Heat fans out there have a response to the “Cavs for Mavs” group.

Perhaps “Evil Empire for Heatles” is in order.

ABOUT LAST NIGHT

Congratulations to Weed Against Speed for the new addition in the household!

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Just exactly what is a Canuck? Puck Daddy

And I saw this picture and really laughed, I mean, it IS funny right?

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TODAY IN REX MORGAN:

Clearence items sometimes aren’t so cheap

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Wake Up Call: Dirk is better with age

From Business Insider:

Dirk Nowitzki is having the best postseason of his career, averaging 28.4  points per game, while leading the Mavericks back to the NBA Finals. Nowitzki’s  newfound dominance can be traced back to a plan hatched by his coach before the  regular season even started.

This year, Nowitzki averaged just 34.3 minutes per game. That was down over  three minutes from 2008-09 (37.7 min/g) and 2009-10 (37.5 min/g), and was his  lowest amount of playing time since his rookie year (20.4 min/g).

The fewer minutes led to Nowitzki’s lowest scoring output (23.0 ppg) in seven  years. But the benefit appears to be a Dirk with fresher legs in the NBA’s  second-season. So far, Nowitzki’s playing time in the playoffs is up to 38.9  minutes per game, which is in line with previous postseasons. Last year he  averaged 38.8 minutes and in 2008-09 he average 39.4 minutes. And despite nearly  identical playing time, his scoring is up 2.0 points per game over the last  three years, when he averaged 26.7-26.8 points.

In his older age, the fresher legs have made Nowitzki a better shooter. His  effective field goal percentage (eFG%; which weighs shots based on their point  value, a 3-pt shot is worth more than 2-pt shot) was at a career-high this  season (.545) and has continued at nearly the same rate into the postseason.

All data via Basketball-Reference.com

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ABOUT LAST NIGHT:

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When butter is the new weapon of choice.

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TODAY IN REX MORGAN

You can’t buy friends

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So Miami has resorted to name-calling?

Looks like it’s going to be a Miami/Dallas NBA Championship series, and the good folks on the right bank are already talking smack. (Even though technically, they haven’t earned the right yet, since they are still playing Chicago).

Here is the link to the “publication.” 

And here is the first paragraph to the story:

The Dallas Mavericks earned a spot in the NBA Finals Wednesday night with their 100-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, which means once the Heat finally put the Chicago Bulls out of their misery tonight, all that stands between Miami and a national title is a shaggy, horse-toothed German and his band of merry pranksters.

Wow.

So here were some comments to that story by some Texans:

1) We don’t shoot our tourists.

2) Mojitos are terrible, margaritas are divine.

3) Miami is the only place that has an ocean and no waves.

4) Dallas doesn’t get flattened by hurricanes every few years.

5) Our quarterbacks don’t shave their legs and wear pantyhose.

So, this looks like it’s going to be an interesting series, in more ways than one.

Them’s Fightin’ Words? 5 Reasons Why Miami Is Better than Dallas (D Magazine)

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Here come those Okies again

There is a new rivalry with the folks in Oklahoma again. Yes, the Oklahoma City Thunder come sneaking across the river again to try to represent the west in the NBA championship series.

You remember the Okies right? They come down here every year and steal our kids and then turn them against us in the original Red River Shootout as OU battles UT every year. It’s funny how kids go to OU beat UT, then come back to Texas expecting to be Texan again?

The same thing has happened in the pro ranks. The Thunder’s best player is Kevin Durant, and he is a UT alum. That’s the way Oklahoma does things. They come down to Texas, get our players, then brag about how they make a game of it against any Texas team.

If I had my choice of anyone to sweep, it would be the Thunder. Okies, go home.

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