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January 12, 2015 Updates

Charlie Villanueva: It’s crazy to me, but there are a lot of people out there that still think I shave my eyebrows...SMH! It’s crazy when I think about it...10 years in the league and I must have met thousands of kids and folks from all over dealing with alopecia, and yet still people wonder. As the spokesperson for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, it’s my job to encourage these kids and even adults, give them the confidence and hope they can overcome alopecia. The biggest ordeal that I constantly come across with, whether it’s from the kids themselves or from the parents...for the most part they all same the thing...one of their biggest struggles is being ‘accepted’. Being accepted in today’s ruthless society. This had me thinking.... Charlie Villanueva

Charlie Villanueva: PS—Wanna say RIP Stuart Scott. I got a few chances to meet the man and he was full of life and passion. My brother, Rob C., actually worked with him at ESPN and he told me that the night I scored 48 points my rookie year Stu said, “Your brother can’t get 2 more? FIFTY sounds better on TV”. LOL. One of my close friends is also close with Stu and all he says is how genuine and golden the man was. RIP my man. Your legacy in sports and your fight will live forever, Boo-yah! Charlie Villanueva

January 10, 2015 Updates
January 9, 2015 Updates

Dwain Price: Former #Mavs C/PF Roy Tarpley has died at the age of 50. The 7th pick of the 1986 draft, Tarpley played for the Mavs from '86-'90. Twitter @DwainPrice

And, in fact, Tyson Chandler, a veteran earthquake rater who grew up in Southern California, said the tremors that hit in North Texas didn't even register on his scale. "I didn't even get out of my bed," Chandler said. "If it wasn't for my baby girl coming in saying that her bed was moving, I wouldn't have noticed. They're harmless. They actually rock me to sleep at night." Dallas Morning News

January 7, 2015 Updates

Tuesday, fellow veteran Jameer Nelson joined Bass, stating he would like more minutes. “Obviously you want guys to be comfortable in the role that they play on the team, to get that experience, especially the young guys. But also the veterans,” Nelson told reporters in Waltham before Tuesday’s practice. “I mean, I’ve never been on a team where I’ve played 14 or 15 minutes. To be honest, it’s hard to go out there and be who I am with 14 minutes. Booth Newspapers

“But I’m not going to complain about it. I’m not going to go to coach and tell him I need more minutes or anything like that because my job is to play the minutes he’s going to give me. And I’ve always been that way. Any player that’s competitive and wants to win, and wants to play, thinks he should play 48 minutes. If you … have a guy on your team that thinks like that, he shouldn’t be on your team anyway. I think I should play all the minutes. But that’s not my job to say. My job is to play the minutes given to me and play them hard.” Booth Newspapers

The Dallas Mavericks are widely regarded as the front-runners for O'Neal's services should he decide to play, given that O'Neal has made the Dallas area his offseason home base in recent years. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers also are known suitors for O'Neal, who began this season focused on spending time with family and off-court business interests after a successful 2013-14 campaign with Golden State. ESPN.com

Well, Nets insiders say that Dirk Nowitzki intentionally grabbed at his, um, groin, and it bent the Russian over and kept him out. Karasev said after the game that he was hit around the hip, but that may have just been diplomatic. Germany and Russia have had tense relations after all. NetsDaily

January 6, 2015 Updates
January 5, 2015 Updates

"Well, I haven't played defense in a couple of years, you know I've been able to hide a lot with Avery Bradley on the ball," Rondo said casually after the Mavs’ shootaround. "He helped out, the young guy. But here, they expect me to play defense. In the West, if you don't play defense you'll get embarrassed every night at the point guard position. So I took it as a challenge to myself." SB Nation


Five players from the championship team join No. 1 Dirk Nowitzki in the illustrious list.


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