RealClearSports
Advertisement

Suspensions Threatened to Shake Up Mavs

AP Photo

Patience in Big D is running as thin as Mark Cuban‘s wallet back when he could barely afford to holler at the refs from the nosebleed section.

After another blowout loss Sunday night, a 111-86 pasting by the San Antonio Spurs, desperate Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, one week after ripping his club’s effort in a 38-point trouncing at San Antonio, spoke of implementing radical steps, specifically suspending under-performing players, as a means to jolt his reeling team.

“I’ve got to be inventive and find ways. I don’t have a better answer than that,” Carlisle said. “In the last week,...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Rough Landing for Air Jordan

Brett Popplewell, Sportsnet Magazine - December 19, 2012

On this day in Charlotte, two buskers stand on a moonlit sidewalk. Dressed in overcoats, one croons into the night, beckoning passersby to venture closer and drop a quarter in a fedora while the other waits for the opportune... more »

Can Howard and Gasol Coexist?

Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times - December 20, 2012

Is Mike D'Antoni trying to break up the Lakers' power couple?   The Lakers coach played Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol together sparingly Tuesday against the Charlotte Bobcats, and the big men were not on the court at the same... more »

Gasol Is a Keeper for Lakers

Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times - December 19, 2012

Gasol's return to the Lakers lineup in a 101-100 victory over Charlotte on Tuesday night reminded me how sick I am of hearing folks say the Lakers would be better off without him. No, the Lakers would be better off with a system... more »

Lakers Win Ugly But Find Reasons for Hope

Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times - December 19, 2012

Something about the Charlotte Bobcats usually brings out the Lakers' unseemly side. Maybe it's hard to get up for one of the worst franchises in the NBA or perhaps the Lakers just feel sorry for them. The Bobcats were one of ... more »