The Dallas Mavericks count themselves lucky to have added Mayo for this 2012-13 NBA season, and Mayo is confident that the new-look Mavericks can go far, even further, perhaps, than the super-hyped Los Angeles Lakers.
Just like Shaquille O’Neal, right?
“No. They’re different,” Bryant said. “Shaq was a goofball. But Shaq was a big a-hole. I was a little a-hole. It worked well.
“Dwight has a lot of that in him. He just needs to bring it out and make guys pay every single day.”yr54
And so Nowitzki waits a little longer and hopes a little more ... with rest and ice, and time in the pool and on the elliptical machine ... and a desire to delay the seemingly inevitable.
Rick Adelman didn't want to say it too loud lest he jinx himself, but it's official: the Timberwolves on Monday were completely healthy. As of this afternoon, everyone was practicing, and only Malcolm Lee is unlikely to play in Tuesday night's game against Israeli team Maccabi Bazan Haifa.
“It’s very exciting,” Scola told HOOPSWORLD of playing with Dragic again. “I think he did a great job last year. We were struggling, so when he showed up in the starting lineup he gave us a spark and we started playing well, we started winning games and we went all the way to the last week of the season (in the playoff hunt)… He had a great year and I’m happy that I get to play with him again.”
Martin has averaged 18 points a game in his career and has been yearning to be in a situation like the one the Thunder present. He will be a free agent at the end of the season, but that will not be a distraction at all. He’s motivated and will be rejuvenated by the chance to compete for a championship for the first time in his career.