Friday, 31 December 2010


Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki points to a teammate after scoring 2 points in the third quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 24, 2010. The Mavericks defeated the Knicks by 50 points 128-78. UPI/John Angelillo

San Antonio aren't the only Texan team still in championship contention if only a little outside. Sure this other team has been plagued with early playoff exits ever since that infamous one in '07 and they've been written off as old and past it but it's time to put the pens away and keep the windows open. The Dallas Mavericks make the list because they have been the model of consistency and that hasn't changed in twenty ten. Sure the Mavericks may have not won anything, but they are always here or hereabouts. They have no championships but they haven't lost their pride or respect for a second or a series. Dirk Nowitzki is still one of the most versatile forwards ever. A scoring machine who has just passed Larry Legend on the all time list. Jason Kidd is still one of the finer points in the L, while Jason Terry is still one of the greatest spark plug talents in the NBA. With a wide variety of talent from Tyson Chandler to Caron Butler and DeShawn Stevenson, classic coach Rick Carslile has a lot on his dry erase board. Still this team are as unpredictable as their owner. Who knows mogul Mark Cuban just may finally get the chance to light his own cigar. TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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