From the Principal’s Office to the Hardwood Floor, Tyler Bey’s Journey is Just Beginning

The first time Tyler Bey dunked a basketball was in 7th grade. It was after school at basketball practice with his team surrounding him—all waiting to see the only player on the team capable of dunking finally throw it down. And when he did, they all went crazy. Bey grew up in the entertainment capital […]



How flipping the narrative landed Tyrell Terry in Dallas

It wasn’t a Twitter notification or a phone call that broke the news to Tyrell Terry. Nor was it his agent who knew before the pick was made. The person that broke the news to Terry that he would be a Dallas Maverick with the 31st pick in the 2020 NBA Draft was the Deputy Commissioner […]



After beefing up last summer, Porzingis inching closer to his optimal playing shape

When you walk into an NBA media day, you walk into a frenzy. Reporters, photographers, and news anchors flood the facility for a chance to share the latest news surrounding the organization. And every year, there are storylines going into it that fans are anxiously waiting to read. There was no doubt about it: The […]



From 21 months to 9 years, Maverick ‘girl dads’ embrace every stage of fatherhood

My wife is 39 weeks pregnant, one week from the due date of our second child. My wife holds a lot of titles in her life. She is an entrepreneur and a Brazilian. She is a daughter, wife and a mother to our one-year old son. She is the strongest person I know and is […]



Work ethic, not just fun, is defining Boban Marjanovic’s impact on young Mavs

Players watch film on the team plane quite often. Whether it’s on their own or with a member of the coaching staff, players spend time looking over tape from their previous game or of their upcoming opponent. Earlier this season, Maxi Kleber was on the plane studying tape from the previous game when all of […]



Even on the other side, Harrison Barnes loves seeing young Mavs develop

There are under two minutes to go inside American Airlines Center and the crowd is on its feet. Fans are screaming and both benches are standing, watching anxiously for what is about to happen. Harrison Barnes has the ball at the top of the key with a defender in his face. The clock is ticking […]



Dorian Finney-Smith is the ‘pit bull’ the Mavericks needed alongside Doncic and Porzingis

Three years ago, on the night of the 2016 NBA Draft, Dorian Finney-Smith was angry and disappointed. He had just finished his third year at the University of Florida and was awaiting his name to be called and his dream to be fulfilled. But it never happened. Finney-Smith went undrafted. Then Rick Carlisle came calling. […]



Top Ten Tuesday: Luka switches shoes, Barea is back and Carlisle wins a challenge

The Mavs went 2-2 over the past week with wins and losses both at home and on the road. Dallas took care of business vs. Orlando at home while losing to the Knicks on Friday night. They bounced back on the road in Memphis, but would lose their first road game of the season in […]



Top-Five Tuesdays: Luka, KP, and the (still unnamed) bench are firing on all cylinders

Last week in Mavs basketball… The Mavericks played three games over the past week, going 2-1 and improving their record to 4-2 on the season. The bench unit led the way in a big win in Denver while the Lakers pulled away in an emotional loss in overtime on Friday. The week was capped off […]



The Mavericks are building a family and it started weeks before training camp

For the first time in 21 seasons, Dirk Nowitzki wasn’t the face of media day to start off a new season for the Dallas Mavericks. He wasn’t the last to speak at the podium in interview room 1 nor was he making jokes in the depths of the AAC with a new batch of teammates. […]