Blog-Some: Wright Wrongs Willis With Wild Words

• Too bad they’re not division foes anymore: YOU BEEN BLINDED sips on some Hater-ade, as David Wright tells Dontrelle Willis he owns him.

(Classic quip around 2:48)

• Speaking of smack, DEUCE OF DAVENPORT discovers that someone at ABC apparently appreciates Jerry Stackhouse manhandling Manu Ginobli.

• TENNIS SERVED FRESH doesn’t skirt around Nike sending out a sneak preview of Maria Sharapova’s French Open outfit.

• SIGNAL TO NOISE offers some brand new ad copy for Coack K’s next American Express spot.

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Blog-O-Rama: Josh Beckett Packs On The Pounds

• DEADSPIN thinks it’s safe to say that Josh Beckett hasn’t been taking steroids in the off-season:

Josh Beckett is fat

• The KANSAS CITY STAR is spooked by the thought of the ghost of wrestler Owen Hart haunting Kemper Arena.

• HUGGING HAROLD REYNOLDS takes a secret glance at a new way to spy in the NFL.

• RANDBALL dribbles over news that Jerry Stackhouse’s big mouth isn’t helping the Jason Kidd trade, either.

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Kidd Gallops Back To Mavs, Stackhouse To Rest?

ESPN reports that the New Jersey Nets have agreed in principle to trade disgruntled star Jason Kidd back to the Dallas Mavericks.

Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks

The “imminent” deal would send Kidd & Malik Allen to Big D, while New Jersey nets Jerry Stackhouse, Devin Harris & 3 other players, along with $3 million in cash and the Mavs’ first-round draft picks in 2008 & 2010.

While Kidd gets to get out of his own bad situation, Stackhouse might end up the real winner. Read more…

Mavs Owner Cuban Not Afraid To Pimp Out Players

WHO COULD RESIST A LIFE-SIZE NOWITZKI BOBBLEHEAD?: Attention Dallas basketball fans - Having trouble looking for that special X-Mas gift? Mark Cuban is more than happy to help you out:

Mark Cuban South Park

WITH LEATHER has the lowdown via the DALLAS MORNING NEWS of the Mavericks owner rolling out his ‘Above the Rim’ catalog, just in time for the holidays.As described by Cuban, the items offered in this costly collection go “beyond the foam fingers, T-shirts, hats and face paint that we all love, and touches the imagination of every fan, myself included.”

Mavericks dancers

For only $20,000, a lucky consumer can either spend the day hanging out with the Mavericks’ front office, or join the dance team for a one-night performance.The more curious - and more expensive - offerings feature interaction with Mavericks players. $25,000 will get you a round of golf with Jerry Stackhouse, while a three-night getaway to the Bahamas with Devin Harris will only set you back $300,000.

Devin Harris Mavericks

Sounds like Cuban is pimping out his players for some “off-court excitement”.WL offers some advice for any wealthy gals willing to hang with Harris: “If you can convince Devin to go without a condom, you’ve got a shot at recouping some of that $300K.”