10 Things Mavericks need to do to gain respect in West with the help of Jim Varney

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2. Dallas Mavericks need to do the dirty work

Four minutes into the March 15 clash against the San Antonio Spurs I nearly turned it off. After a pretty dreadful miss by Romeo Langford that tapped placidly off the front of the rim, both Jaden Hardy and Josh Green freeze and watch as a guy named Romeo shows more hustle than a star-crossed teen on his ill-fated wedding night. Hardy, on the baseline, and Green, who was initially beaten by Langford, don’t even touch him.

The final Ernest film, Ernest in the Army, allows us the joys of seeing the now-legendary thespian in the throes of battle. Ernest has shown us so much, from the importance of leadership to the value of recognizing one’s own talents. But here, he teaches us what soldiers and athletes alike have always known: sometimes you just have to throw yourself into the fray. 

Dallas has not had a better offensive rebounding percentage than their opponent since they played the Indiana Pacers on Feb. 28th. That is seven straight games in which they’ve allowed their opponents to take greater advantage of their opportunities on the offensive boards. This streak needs to end.