About The Smoking Cuban

Welcome to The Smoking Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. The Smoking Cuban is dedicated to providing top-notch Mavericks news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet the Team

Tyler Watts,Site Expert

Expert at The Smoking Cuban

Noah Rubinstein,Contributor

Dallas Mavericks, Cowboys, University of Michigan (Go Blue) sports, and European Soccer fan!

Davide Tovani,Contributor

The biggest Italian Lakers fan. Everything began when he saw a documentary about Magic Johnson and the Showtime. Since then, waking up in the night to watch his team play has never been a problem but only a pleasure. He is a contributor for lakeshowlife.com and thesmokingcuban.com. He also runs his own NBA blog offensiveboard.wordpress.com

Lance Roberson,Contributor

My love for basketball stems from the 2001 NBA Finals, where Allen Iverson's small stature yet fierce competitive nature inspired a small 10-year-old kid. Since the jump-out-of-your-seat Tye Lue stepover, the world of basketball media captured my attention.

Austin Speck,Contributor

Introvert conditioned extrovert. MFFL for 23 out of the 32 years of my life. Born and raised in DFW, until moving to the Phoenix, AZ area since 2016. One highlight of my life is that I was sitting in the Cowboys locker room when JG was let go.

Chad Sanchez,Contributor

Howdy all! My name is Chad Sanchez and I currently live in the Houston, TX area. I was born and raised in Dallas, TX and obtained my bachelors degree from The University of Texas at Austin with a focus on broadcast/print media Journalism. During my time at UT, I met my lovely wife and her being a native of Houston, that's how I ended up there. I did convert her over to the Mavericks and Cowboys though. We have two children, and are expecting our third this summer. I look forward to sharing my thoughts and opinions on the Mavericks and get to write about what I love.

Jack Brown,Contributor

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