Friday Donuts: Mavs In NBA2K Mix
DONUT 1: There are undoubtedly endless benefits to being a girl attending The Hockaday School in Dallas. Among them: If you attend there and your last name is "Cuban'' or "Carlisle,'' the Larry O'Brien Trophy might show up.
DONUT 2: In case you missed it, Premium Mavs Fans: How Dirk Nowitzki has broken the media mold ... and how other stars might follow suit. A brilliant DB.com Essay from our man Mike Piellucci.
DONUT 3: Did we create a way for you to dress like a champion! YES. WE. DID. You might also like the Jason Kidd BBIQ swag!
DONUT 4: In response to my note on how teams that 'tank' games invite a losing cancer into their organization, Premium Member Chuck Cooperstein writes in:
"Fish, you make a terrific point that is too often lost on fans and the media. It takes not only good luck to have tanking work in your favor, but also an incredibly strong leader to guide you through the 'cancer' you mention. Pop in San Antonio is an incredibly strong leader. I don't know that Jim Caldwell and the people with the Colts quite qualify the same way.''
DONUT 5: The greatest team ever? Jordan, Drake and Cuban are in on the debate:
DONUT 6: Come join us on Twitter! It's good, clean American fun!
DONUT 7: Thanks to McKinneyDentist.com for their support of DB.com and the Mavs ... and their personal attention when it comes to the care of my family. Folks, check 'em out. They are the finest dentists in Collin County ... and quite possibly the world.
DONUT 8: Want a piece of me on Facebook? Any Friend of the Mavs on Facebook is a DB.com Friend of Fish.
DONUT 9: Kobe to Italy for 40 days and $3 million? This weekend's negotiations will probably help him make up his mind. From a Mavs perspective? Go, Kobe, Go.
DONUT 10: We welcome to DallasBasketball.com a new partner, Classic of Carrollton. What do they think of the Mavs' title? It causes GM Bucky Davis and the guys to Relax and Enjoy The Difference! At the bottom of Donuts, see the Classic box and click away … and when you are ready to go car-shopping without the high-pressure approach, call Bucky at (972) 242-4000 and tell him The Fish sent you!
DONUT 11: My French tells me a team is flirting with bringing Ian Mahimni to play in France. I'm generally not a fan of this thinking, as you may have noticed. This is especially so when it comes to movement involving members of the Dallas Mavericks. But given The Ianimal's youth and, of course, his French heritage, there is some logic here.
DONUT 12: Via Twitter, Tyson Chandler would like to remind us how spectacular he was as a high-schooler ...
Yes, that's Eddy Curry coming off the bench for the other team. TY's dunk is interesting. But I'd like to know more about what Curry did to cause him to not start in a high-school tournament game when his team was set to oppose TY's squad. DB.com Research Team ... activate!