Laura Brown

Laura Brown


I'm a former ballerina who used to dance professionally for the Dance Theatre of Harlem in New York in the early 1970s. I now work as a computer specialist for one of the largest, most prominent commercial real estate companies in the world. I became a Dallas Mavericks basketball fanatic after accidentally channel clicking to watch the 2005-06 playoff showdown between the Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks, where Dirk Nowitski went off for 50 points after Tim Thomas taunted him, and completely flummoxed Mike D'Antoni's refusal to believe that despite the Suns' superior 3-point shooting overall in the series, the Mavs had largely shut them down defensively. Despite the Mavericks' failure to "close the deal," in subsequently playoff tests, and the risky Jason Kidd trade, this remains in my eyes one of the most exciting, perplexing, and surprising teams in the league, both in terms of what they could achieve and what they have failed to achieve.

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  • Laura Kovary posted 350 days ago

    Laura Kovary

    Is this the same Laura Brown who worked in Long Beach in 1985?

  • Patrick Cwiklinski posted 2305 days ago

    Patrick Cwiklinski

    Are sports heroes really dead? Find out in my latest article whenever you get a moment. Thanks.


  • Janet Kessler posted 2387 days ago

    Janet Kessler

    Hey Laura,

    Could you read my latest, and tell me what you think?

  • Alex McVeigh posted 2567 days ago

    Alex McVeigh


    I was wondering if you'd be interested in getting on a weekly Mavs roundtable article. If so, e-mail me at

  • Blake Gibbs posted 2573 days ago

    Blake Gibbs

    hey man, make sure you join all of the the mavs fan on, and write an article about you NBA ALL-ANYTHING team, it can be a team of players made of any similarity that you want. We are partnering up with to simulate everyones teams against each other to win prizes. Participate if you want, and tell others. If you don't, then thats fine too. Thanks for being a part of bleacherreport.

  • Dave Morrison posted 2610 days ago

    Dave Morrison

    Great article Laura. Who do you think the best Mav of all time is?