The Smoking Cuban

Blake Heckel

Devout Dallas sports fan. Devout Christian. Jesuit Class of 2017. University of Missouri Class of 2021. Sports Journalism Major. Proudly contributing to The Smoking Cuban.

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mavericks Hope to End November with a Win

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MEMPHIS, TN - OCTOBER 26: Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks shakes hands with Marc Gasol #33 of the Memphis Grizzlies before the game on October 26, 2017 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavericks Look for a Win in Memphis Before Turkey Day

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - JANUARY 29: Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks shakes hands with Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs during the game on January 29, 2017 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavericks Look to Rebound After Dropping Two in a Row

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DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 25: Dirk Nowitzki

Mavericks Look to Start November With a Win in Los Angeles

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MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 12: Devin Harris

Winless Mavericks Seek First Win Against the Undefeated Grizzlies

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 15: Satnam Singh

As Dallas Says Goodbye to Satnam, This One’s Going to Stingh

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ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 5: Yogi Ferrell #11 of the Dallas Mavericks shoots a lay up against the Orlando Magic during a preseason game on October 5, 2017 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dallas Mavericks Welcome Orlando for Final Preseason Home Game

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook attend Black Ops Basketball Session at Life Time Athletic At Sky on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)

As Carmelo Heads West, Parity Appears to Be Just a Pipe Dream

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PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 7: Michael Porter Jr.

Is Michael Porter Jr. Worth the Tank?

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Jul 11, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Dwight Buycks (20) looks for an open teammate while being defended by Philadelphia 76ers guard T.J. McConnell (17) during an NBA Summer League game at Thomas & Mack Center. The Lakers won 68-60. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The 2017 Dallas Mavericks’ Orlando Summer League Roster

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Mar 7, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) reacts after scoring his 30,000th point during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The 9th Pick in the NBA Draft May Be A Good Omen in Dallas

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Mar 21, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; A view of the Dallas Mavericks logo on the shorts of Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) during the game against the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. The Warriors defeat the Mavericks 112-87. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Former Maverick Jerry Stackhouse Named D-League Coach of the Year

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Mar 13, 2017; Austin, TX, USA; Caleb Woodward, of Austin, checks out the synesthesia suit while playing Rez Infinite, a haptic feedback interactive game for the Playstation VR, during SXSW. Mandatory Credit: Jarrad Henderson-USA TODAY NETWORK

1-on-1 With Ronnie2K on the NBA2K Video Game Franchise

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Feb 25, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks center Nerlens Noel (3) and New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins (0) wait for play to resume during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks Look to Bounce Back in New Orleans

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Feb 11, 2017; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Miles Bridges (22) brings the ball up court during the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks 2017 NCAA Tournament Watch: Miles Bridges

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Dec 22, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) takes a jump shot as he has his shirt tugged by Toronto Raptors forward Luis Scola (14) in the first half at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks Look to Rebound in Toronto

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