Followill and Harper and Skin courtside. Coach Ortegel and yours truly in studio on FOX Sports Southwest ... and it all starts in October ... here's your TV schedule for the preseason as DB.com has pieced it together:
*Oct. 6, Mavs in Berlin on TXA21
*Oct. 9, Mavs in Barcelona on TXA21
*Oct. 15 home vs. Houston on FSSW
*Oct. 17 home vs. Phoenix on TXA21
*Oct. 20 at Atlanta on TXA21
*Oct.22 home vs. New Orleans on TXA21
*Oct. 24 at OKC in Wichita 24 on FSSW
*Oct. 26 home vs. Charlotte on TXA21
Details still to be worked out include whether the Europe games will be shown live or tape-delayed to play in prime time. And then once the regular season starts, the bulk of the games are on FSSW and I get to surf off the brilliance of my partner Bob Ortegel and the rest of the wonderful gang at FSSW!
The Rafael Hettsheimeir thing isn't happening. The Brazilian big man has reportedly signed with Real Madrid. Contrary to reports, there was never going to be a guarantee in Dallas, though there were flirtations.
Rafael Hettsheimeir, we hardly knew ye.
DONUT 8: Hey, Sarge, how'd you fit in a foxhole? ...
My one-on-one Video Visit with Bernard James -- "Sarge'' talks about his growth spurt, his altered dream and his foxhole fit:
DONUT 9: Roddy B Revealed - A DB.com Exclusive ...
In Rodrigue Beaubois' most revealing interview ever, the Mavs' fourth-year guard tells DB.com about the pain of losing his father, of his boyhood sports idols, of his relationship with new mates Collison and Mayo, of his injuries and his boxing, and of the competition he faces in what might be his make-or-break year.
"Basketball,' Beaubois tells me, "is what I love.''
We told you about Mavstoberfest last week ... now circle the date!
The date will be Saturday, Oct. 13. The event -- an upgrading of Fan Jam and featuring live music, food and games -- will begin on the AT&T Plaza at 3, and then the AAC doors will open at 4 p.m. for fans to watch the Mavs practice!