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DIME SMACK: Ming goes off on Mavs

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The Ming Dynasty won over millions of fans Thursday night with his official coming out party on national TV. Following up two decent games, Ming was off the heazy last night with 30 points, 16 boards and two blocks, all against defensive stopper . Turns out Bradley couldn't stop the bleeding as Yao piled up bucket after bucket, including a larger-than-life posterization of The Beanpole. After the game, Yao even dished out his first line of smack in America when he said: "I know I'm not the skinniest player in the NBA." It wasn't all roses for Yao and Co. as the Mavs extended their record-breaking win streak to 12 games. Only four teams have started a year off better. Ming also got crammed on as flew over the Great Wall of China for the dunk and one. Michael "Fin Dog" Finley led the way for the Mavs with 28 big ones and the ReDirkulous one wasn't trailing far behind ... In game two of the doubleheader, the Blazers utilized their depth to hold off a red-hot Sonics team. Former dunk champ had a sweet reverse stuff early on, but it was The Dunk Artist, , who the people came to see. Mase had three gravity-defying dunks followed closely by a chorus of oohs and aahs. Late in the game, however, Mason got stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey by . No guts, no glory and in this case, no mercy. Is there a better hoops show on TV than the Ernie Johnson-Kenny Smith-Charles Barkley co-hosted Inside the NBA? On the preview show Listen Up (which is hyped using Charles' name even though everyone can see EJ runs it), Minnesota governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura was a special guest. The program opened with Charles feeling inferior to George Clooney. Ventura cheers him up by saying: "Bald men have a higher testosterone level. We can go all night long." Charles responds: "Yeah. That makes me feel better." Too funny. ... It got even better when Sir Charles made good on his bet to kiss Kenny's ass since scored 19 points in a game. Not wanting to bare his cheeks to a national audience, The Jet went out and bought a donkey. Sir Charles, confused by the chaos, ended up kissing the ass' ass instead of anywhere on the creature. We were rolling on the floor at this point. Despite practicing Thursday with his team, Nike spokesman Vinsanity caught a little flak for dancing on stage at a Nelly concert on Monday instead of resting his injured knee and quad (no word if he was banging to the "Air Force 1s" joint) while the team was getting trounced in the Dirty South by Atlanta. Florida was at it again Thursday in college hoops. The fresh faces in Gainesville are sick like the bubonic plague. Anthony "Peep" Roberson is a menace at the one, and Matt Walsh had his second straight huge game. Just wait until Christian Drejer returns from his busted wheel. Final Four, baby. Shaq will come off the pine today, if he plays at all, and will see no more than 24 minutes of burn according to Jax. The last place can't make up all the ground in one game so they'll take their time with the big fella. ... MJ got fired up at a reporter who came round asking questions about his off-court problems, blasting the guy for only showing up now and not all year. Odds are 2:1 that the dude doesn't have a job by the end of next week. We're out like Vince's common sense.
Tagged: Rockets, Lakers, Thunder, Desmond Mason, Yao Ming

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