Donuts: Proof Dirk Isn't 'Anti-Endorsement'
DONUT 1: No matter how far you get, you're always a work-in-progress.''
That's the hook in a Dirk Nowitzki commercial that will stir your Mavs core. But before we get to it ...
Told you a few weeks ago that all those stories about Dirk being "anti-endorsement'' were quaint … but wrong. Told you a few weeks ago that while it was true that he had no interest in becoming a spokesman for some wristwatch company, that he was very interested in letting Nike put in some work to showing what makes him tick.
DONUT 2: In case you missed it: DB.com's David Teel hung out with Dennis Rodman in college. And yeah, he's got some stories … but not the kind of stories you might be thinking of. It's Rodman when he was not yet a walking MMA training program, a wedding-dressed kook, a complicated salesman of himself.
DONUT 3: My man Richie Whitt's got Aggie jokes ... and thoughts on Texas A&M leaving Texas behind it.
DONUT 4: Please check out the Mavs DB.com Store! Which will it be? 'YES. WE. DID'? 'Take That Championship Wit Chew'? Or 'The UberMan'?
DONUT 5: Remember when Jason Kidd crashed into Atlanta coach Mike Woodson on purpose? Yeah … that was awesome!
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Yes, I plan on getting some free Red Bull out of this (vodka apparently not included.)
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DONUT 8: I've long been known as a Donnie Nelson homer, but here's a rather low bar being set for Joe Dumars in Detroit: Joe D hasn't made a bad move in more than two years -- which may be true but is hardly an endorsement.
Had I ever claimed Cuban/Donnie were off the hook because they'd gone two years without "bad moves'' -- while succeeding at only a Pistonesque level -- you woulda drawn-and-quartered me, right?
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DONUT 10: Does Rick Perry believe dinosaurs or unicorns? Creationism or evolution? This is tucked deep into the story, but … I think it makes us Texans look dumber than we actually are. I think.
DONUT 11: Rick Carlisle climbed up on the mound Dirk and Jet left behind and fired a strike at Ron Washington on Tuesday. Wanna see the pitch and hear the coach talk some "Mavs purity''? Check out DB.com's Video Spotlight out on the home page!
DONUT 12: Meet Shaq Spielberg.