Friday, February 8, 2013
Fear the beards? More buzz about the Mavs' .500 whiskers
By Tim MacMahon
DALLAS – The Mavericks’ .500 beard pact was breaking news to Shawn Marion.
“Who the hell said that? When did they say it?” Marion asked after Friday’s practice. “Somebody told that (expletive) to me last night. I didn’t hear anything about it. I don’t know, are we? I could do it.”
OK, let’s try to answer one Matrix question at a time.
The pact is optional, according to Carter, who said only players who has beard experience were originally approached.
“I don’t really see what’s the big deal, but everybody’s making a big deal out of it,” Carter said. “It was something that came out of the blue. (Mayo) said, ‘Hey, let’s grow our beards.’ That’s easy for me. And sometimes Dirk has one, (Chris) Kaman has one. We just asked people that grow beards mostly.”
ESPN Insider Marc Stein joins Ben and Skin to talk about the Mavericks, the "500 beards," trades possibilities and the Lakers.