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MONDAY, JULY 24: DAL vs. SAS (FROM 7/14) WEDNESDAY, JULY 26: SAS vs. ATL (FROM 7/17) SATURDAY, JULY 29: DAL vs. SAS (FROM 7/20) SUNDAY, JULY 30: SAS vs. UTA (FROM 7/21) Thanks to Solid D for the info. The games should all be repeated multiple times, in case you miss the first broadcast. I watched a good chunk of the 7/14 game last night to scout out the Spurs’…

Eli Saslow writes in The Washington Post about 10-year-old basketball phenom Justin Jenifer (“Is There Such a Thing as a Perfect 10?”). It’s hard to belive that a 10-year-old kid, still in elementary school, is being watched closely by high school coaches and shoe companies, but after watching some clips of Jenifer’s game, I can see why. At just 4’6″, Jennifer is an expert dribbler, has the jumpshot of an…

Thanks to Sloan, our resident Mavericks fanatic, for passing along Bill Simmons’ hilarious take on NBA players trade value. I especially got a kick out of Simmons’ World Cup digression. We’ve played the same game ourselves, asking, which NBA players would do well in soccer? Manu Ginobili comes to mind, as does Steve Nash. In fact, I think that their games have a lot to do with the fact they…

Early in Bramlet’s youth, The Muppet Show inspired him with visions of how great old age could be. Statler: That was terrible!Waldorf: Being holed up in this balcony with your farts is more pleasant than watching the Mavericks whine and choke their way to another championship for Shaquille O’Neal!Statler: Hahaha! What a bunch of overpaid pussies! I’d rather listen to your wife talk about her incontinence than listen to Mark…

a 2007 second-round draft pick?! I guess R.C. Buford and Coach Pop didn’t see any compelling players in this year’s NBA draft class. At least not any they could get. R.C. Buford, general manager of the Spurs, said the team attempted to move up in the draft to get any of three or four “target” players. “We had calls going all night long,” Buford said. “We were diligent in trying…

Dave D’Alessandro writes in the Sporting News: If memory serves, this season was supposed to be about the Spurs’ coronation — as what, we may never know. A team for the ages, perhaps. Or maybe the last great dynasty until a new era of parity sets in. Or at least “Team of the Decade,” given that they could have been going for their fourth straight championship this spring, if not…

I’m not the only one who thinks the US should have better athletes playing soccer. Neither am I alone in thinking that soccer players are revolutionizing the way basketball is played in the US. Imagine if Americans were able to do for World Cup soccer what Europeans have done for the NBA? Here in America, a German was marking basketball with a kind of creative progress. And there in Germany,…

I suspect that most Spurs fans aren’t watching the NBA Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat. The two best teams in the NBA already played each other in a 7-game series, and regrettably, the Mavericks won. For Spurs fans, the 2005-2006 basketball season ended on May 22. The Germans aren’t watching the NBA Finals either, despite the fact that the greatest German basketball player since Detlef Schremp is…

Alas, I wish it weren’t true, but Marissa grew up in Santa Cruz, so I shouldn’t be that surprised. Although I do wonder why she isn’t a Warriors fan, instead.

Hitler vs. Osama. Scott Stapp vs. Ted Nugent. Kenneth Lay vs. Jeffrey Dahmer. Halliburton vs. the Empire. The Decepticons vs. the Borg. Mark “I Wanna Smoke a” Cuban‘s Mavericks vs. Shaquille “Deal a Meal” O’Neal’s Heat. In my post-elimination depression, I was going to avoid watching the Finals, but I’ve decided, uncharacteristically, to suck it up and be a good sport (of sorts) about this travesty. That, of course, means…