Video via the Mavs’ in-house entertainment, circa 2008.
The Mavs’ email newsletter has a regular feature entitled “INSIDE DISH,” in which Mavs’ staffer Danny Bollinger interviews various members of the team for the usual personals. It’s a great place to find the latest breaking news on Jason Terry’s favorite foods or Shawn Marion’s greatest basketball memory, but occasionally, they yield gems like this one from Steve Novak:
[Bollinger]: Who is the most famous person’s number in your cell phone?
[Novak]: I don’t really know any Hollywood celebrities. But you know what, this will be appreciated. In L.A., I was neighbors with The Most Interesting Man in The World. The Dos Equis guy, I swear. I had lunch with the guy. Him and his wife and me and my wife. Okay, this is what happened. My wife was at the gym one day and he was there. You know –the little condo gym with four elliptical machines a couple treadmills and some weights. This guy is in there working out. By coincidence my buddy from Milwaukee, who owns a steakhouse named Mo’s in Milwaukee, calls me a couple of weeks later and tells me about this great idea he has for his new restaurant that he opening in Houston. He is going to find The Most Interesting Man in The World and get him to come to his restaurant and hang out, smoke a cigar in the lounge…whatever. I said that is a good idea since I am his neighbor! He was like you are kidding me. Long story short, we all meet at Cheesecake Factory in L.A. and set the deal up. Jonathan Goldstein is the guy’s name. Isn’t that crazy?
Credit to the FOX Sports Southwest team for catching Caron in this particularly groovy act.
An instant classic from the Mavs, via the team Facebook page.
Particularly apt given how Barea has been playing lately. For those who haven’t seen the original:
Video via the Mavs’ in-house entertainment, circa 2006. They were the best of times, they were the worst of times.
At Media Day, Dirk Nowitzki posed for a few shots while dressed as a chef that made the internet rounds. It’s not uncommon in the slightest for players to pose for all sorts of photos that the team uses for promotional campaigns and the like, and considering these circumstances, it seemed likely that Dirk’s shots would end up as part of some “Home cooking!” ticket sales promo or something of that ilk.
It turns out the Mavs were doing for a more direct approach:
The cookbook is available online, in case you’d love to try out the Mavericks’ family recipes that don’t really look like family recipes, or if you’re just a Chef Nowitzki enthusiast.
Video from the Mavs’ in-house entertainment.
There’s so much to be said, but why? Just watch. Then watch again. Don’t stop. Never. Stop.
Such. Incredible. Vision.