5pm

I dont know if i will update this regularly. I dont know if this will be the last post till ??

I have a pregame ritual which includes working at my PC in my arena office. All the usual.

Right now. Im dying. It feels like a vitamin rush. You know. The too many redbulls. Too many “lose weight now” and other assorted energy vitamins feel. The feeling of “im going to burst if we dont get going soon “.

The good news is I have a smile on my face that no one will be able to wipe off for at least another 3 hours and 20 minutes.

I plan on writing this. Checking somethings and getting on the court to shoot a couple baskets. I have to shoot some baskets on the NBA Finals floor. Period end of story. I wouldnt forgive myself if i didnt.

Yeah, people will be around watching, which doesnt happen during the regular season, but so what. Yeah someone will accuse me of something . So what.

I get to walk on the floor of the NBA finals and just throw some up.

I dont care who you are. Thats pretty damn cool

69 thoughts on “5pm

  1. Shoot some threes w/Dirk for all of us Mav fans!

    Comment by Mike C -

  2. I’m not a basketball fan, but will be rooting the Mavs on. Why? Because it is about time a real fan had a crack at a professional sports championship. Mark, your team has the hopes of all Mavs fans on their shoulders, but you as the owner/fan have the hopes of all of us fans that look at you and say — “that is how I would be if I owned a team”.

    Go Mavs!
    Go Mark!

    PS: I can’t wait until David Stern has to hand you that trophy. Forget what Visa says, that will be priceless.

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  3. Go get some hoops in Mark, thats an awesome way to start tonight’s festivities. I’ll be cheering on the road, GO MAVS!

    Comment by Sean Foushee -

  4. Agreed – That vitamin rush feeling is adreneline. go Mavs!

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  5. MAVS ALL THE WAY!

    Comment by Carla -

  6. I agreed.
    wish i was lucky enough to have gotten tickets.

    Im thinkin a “blue face” at the door to this game isnt going to get me and my wife in…๐Ÿ™‚

    good luck.

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  7. that surely is pretty damn cool… go mavs, i’m wearing my dirk jersey today!

    Comment by savet0night -

  8. I know you must be really excited & you have never been one to really hide your emotions so have fun with it. Hey speaking of shooting, that would be a good thing to offer in some kind of promo next year.

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  9. go mavs

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  10. It was 7 hours and 45 minutes to game time at that point. I stood there and watched the highlights for the West until I got ran out of the store by the supervisor.

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  11. I’m sure it is different, the closer i get to the arena, but here in north texas, above I-635, you would be hard-pressed to know that the city’s pro basketball team even existed!

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  12. That IS pretty freakin’ cool.

    Comment by Jonathan Hernandez -

  13. Your living the dream of every basketball fan. You get to shoot baskets on the NBA Finals floor, aside from owning your own basketball team.

    I swear I don’t think I’ve seen anyone happier. All the best man.

    Comment by Chris -

  14. nice to see you having fun with basketball

    go mavs!

    Comment by Mike -

  15. War has just started but the first battle has been won by the MAVS! Miami will not go down easy, so it will be a tough road ahead. The MAVS need to win the first game in Miami to get in the drivers seat. Wish you all the luck and a lot of us here in Bloomington Indiana are behind you.

    JM

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  16. Nothing but net man!

    Comment by Bruce Moore -

  17. I’ve loved basketball ever since I can remember. I watched a interview about yourself and you stated if you passed on you would want to come back as yourself, no doubt I would love to be able to have the best team and enjoy being apart of it all. You’re living my dream and many others!!
    Make sure you have something great to come Charles & Kenny’s way, they’ve been on you and the team all year, show them all!!!!

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  18. How have I not been reading this from the beginning? Best NBA owner ever! Seriously.

    Comment by Jason -

  19. Hey man if that’s something you’re planning to do and need a partner for the shooting on the floor count me in on it too!…

    I’ve never even been on an NBA Game before and yet i play since 10 years old on teams in europe(i’m 29 now, lol) and damm does that must feel so good to just shoot some right before the game…

    Congrats on the first win, i’m having a ball here watching these dream Finals (even if i have to stay up till 3 in the morning for that…ahah)

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  20. I dropped one of my classes because it was on Tuesday and Thursday nights. My heart is pounding like it is going to explode. I can’t wait!!!

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  21. Live is all about having fun. Great to see you having some.

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  22. GO MAVS!!!! This game is about to start and im already barely able to sit down. I wish i could find more fans up here in Pittsburgh but oh well. Do it guys, and if dirk reads this
    Spiel stark und Gewinn gross! (Play strong and win big)
    JP from the Burgh

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  23. ♥ i cant wait til you accept that trophy naked. ♥

    hahahhhahah good luck

    ♥ -valerieeee- ♥

    Comment by Valerie Heck -

  24. heck yeah shooting baskets on the court is awesome.Just bein at the game and in the atmosphere of the NBA Finals would be pretty darn cool though.

    Comment by DrewInAR -

  25. Mark,
    Best of luck to you and the team. I’ve been on pins and needles since Game Six, and I couldn’t be prouder of my hometown guys. Thanks for keeping in touch with us little people, too. The blog rocks!

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  26. Good Luck Mavs

    From a Piston fan…

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  27. AIRBALL! GO SUNS!

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  28. Mark,
    This is what you and the city of Dallas have been waiting for. Good Luck!

    Comment by Tom in NYC -

  29. Hey Mark, do me a favor, yeah? Buy the friggin’ Bulls. holy crap.
    thanks!
    good luck to you!!!
    -Linds

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  30. Mark,
    This is what you and the city of Dallas have been waiting for. Good Luck!

    Comment by Tom in NYC -

  31. Congrats on the finals. Hope the mavs do well, and all that blah, although I will be rooting for your team. Throwing some up on the court. Good for you. I’d only be able to throw up on the court.

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  32. Good luck, Mark! This Mavs fan in New York City wishes you all the best. LET’S GO MAVS!

    Comment by Spencer Soloway -

  33. I love the fact that both big stars. Wade and Dirk are great players and class acts, confident, yet composed great role models.

    and great faces for the NBA.

    I LOVE THIS GAME

    Comment by DavidU -

  34. GERRY MCNAMARA is ready to be a Mav Mark!!!Hes a team player and makes everyone better.State Champ,National Champ….future NBA Champ(Dallas)…HE WINS!!….Best wishes…Tom

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  35. Good Luck in tonight’s game, take out the Heat. Ya’ll deserve it.

    Comment by Chris -

  36. Go Mavericks! I have to admit that I am big fan of yours. You and the rest of the team deserve this.

    Comment by Doug -

  37. Hi,mark!you will shoot 7 free shots,if you get 4 of them,mabye Mavs will win the title and you will know the Final score is.

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  38. Congratulations Mark!! Enjoy every minute of it. You and the Mavs deserve it. Shoot a couple threes just for good luck.

    My TV is ready to go right now!

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  39. That is very cool Mark. Take advantage of it for the Heat will end up winnning the finals. Their experience will pay off(O’Neil, Payton, etc.)

    Comment by frank -

  40. GO MAVS…

    I hope your team wins it all this year Mark..

    My seats are courtside, walking on the floor is cool, but throwing some up, would be awesome!

    When you’re in Milwaukee next year, dinner is on me!

    You can pick the place, so long as it’s at Mo’s!

    Congratulations! You’ve got my email.

    Have a great night, and a winning series!

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  41. GO HEAT!!!

    Comment by GuillermoX -

  42. Go Mavs

    Mark, I totally admire you and what you have done on and off the court.

    Your awesome and an inspiration.

    You deserve everything that has come your way.

    Go get em Tiger.

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  43. I know the feeling, Mark. I’ve been walking around all day at work, dying with anticipation. I’ve been popping my Mav colors ponytail holders (remember? I mentioned those before) I had on when Dirk got 50 points and the Mavs beat Phoenix. These babies aren’t leaving my wrist until the last basket is shot.

    I even snuck over to the sports store and watched ESPN with their game countdown timer. It was 7 hours and 45 minutes to game time at that point. I stood there and watched the highlights for the West until I got ran out of the store by the supervisor.

    And, although I worked all day, I didn’t manage to walk off the feeling. I’m still flying and counting down the minutes.

    You have fun shooting those baskets. And let whoever sees you see you. Your team made it and you have every right in the world to do it.

    Rebeccalee

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  44. THIS IS IT GO MAVS!!!! MARK YOU HAVE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB TURNING THIS FRANCHISE AROUND. NOW IT THE MAVS TURN TO SHINE!!!!!

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  45. that is so awesome! i would be throwing up baskets too.

    Comment by Tim -

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    Hey Cuban,

    I made this for a Miami friend of mine. I hope he has a bad day!! Check out the VIDEO. GO MAVS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  47. That is VERY cool… I am sure you will have fun with it in a way only you can… Why you do what you do? Because you can!!! Go Mav’s!

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  48. Hi Mark!

    Yes! I would say that to be able to walk on the court before the game and even shoot a few hoops is a dream come true! WOW!

    GO MAVS!! BEAT THE HEAT!!!

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  49. I agree with Casey above = I hope this series is close and exciting – nothing could be better for the Heat, the Mavs, the league, and the fans.

    Comment by Tim -

  50. GOOOOO MAVS! Beat the heat!

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  51. I heard u on Russ’s show. Too bad u didnt have any tickets for the foundation altho I understand y not after your explanation. Congrats on the successful season and may the Lord be with u throughout these NBA Finals.

    – Brandon

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  52. Best wishes tonight, Mark. If any owner in any sport, deserves the best possible outcome, it is you. Today I regret that I jumped on the Nuggets bandwagon when I moved to Denver (at least it was during the 11 win season – there was plenty of room).

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  53. That is very cool Mark. Take advantage of it for the Heat will end up winnning the finals. Their experience will pay off(O’Neil, Payton, etc.)

    Comment by frank -

  54. this city is still learning how to support a champion… i was a little embarassed today because as i drove around, i didn’t see a single car with a mavs flag or logo; i didn’t see a single banner or poster in any business window; none of the fast food places i ate at had any mavs promos like special cups with pix or anything. i’m sure it is different, the closer i get to the arena, but here in north texas, above I-635, you would be hard-pressed to know that the city’s pro basketball team even existed!

    i know you are enjoying yourself mark, and you deserve it. but hit up your business associates and charitable organizations and crank up the marketing machine… I WANT TO SEE MORE MAVS MANIA OUT ON THE STREETS! COME ON MAVS FANS, LETS SHOW OUR TEAM SOME SERIOUS LOVE!

    LETS GO MAVS, LETS GO MAVS, LETS GO MAVS!!!

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  55. Damn cool, indeed. You know how the networks speculate who the “next Jordan” is, as far as bringing enough excitement to the game to get the casual fan engaged? Well, Mark, methinks you look at him in the mirror every morning. I’m certainly no casual fan, but I hear almost everyone I come in contact with talking about the Mavs. What a marvelous job you’ve done to make the Mavs the single best entertainment value in pro sports today…. You da man. The article in the DMN section CC was right. This IS better than the ‘Boys in the Super Bowl.

    Go MAAAAAAAAVS!!!!!

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  56. I’m so excited as well! I wish more than anything else that I was there to watch at the AAC! I wish I could personally give all the MAVS players hugs and wish them luck (which would be quite amusing, since I’m only 5’3). GO MAVS!

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  57. I would love to shoot some shots on the Finals Floor! I’m jealous.

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  58. I suppose I’m rooting more for an Avery Johnson coached team than the ‘Mavericks’. Good luck just the same.

    Just remember….you had to hire a Spur to beat the Spurs.

    Hope the real fans outnumber the ‘there to be seen’ bandwagoners tonight.

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  59. I know what you mean. I couldn’t sleep last night and start crying when I see Dirk on T.V. talking about the finals. I dropped one of my classes because it was on Tuesday and Thursday nights. My heart is pounding like it is going to explode. I can’t wait!!!

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  60. From a Lakers fan who is fervently rooting against Shaq and the Heat, best of luck, Mark. Kick their asses for everyone who can see through Shaq’s BS and everyone who thinks his lazy ways shouldn’t be rewarded with another championship, won mainly on the sweat of another talented, hard-working 2 guard.

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  61. we believe.

    go mavs!

    brian b
    dallas tx

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  62. Good luck!Im torn with who to route for. You beat my Suns with class but Shaq is a pretty entertaining fellow. Hmmm. I hope it goes seven and is close in the final game. It would be cool to see you win it all after getting so much heat from around the league.

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  63. good luck to you and your crew mark๐Ÿ™‚

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  64. Good luck Mark … hoping you will be able to share with us the joy of the moment. I’ll be attempting to live vicariously through you.

    Comment by Critical Fanatic -

  65. Enjoy the rush! GO MAVS!

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  66. Tell Dampier, this is his stage. Show us the money!!

    Go Mavs in 4!!

    Comment by Aquariuz -

  67. Tell Dampier, this is his stage. Show us the money!!

    Go Mavs in 4!!

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  68. It’s a good time to be alive and in Dallas!!

    Comment by Tim -

  69. Mark,

    The CNN guys have already reported that you look as though you’ve already won the title…I think its better you look modest until we get the title๐Ÿ™‚

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