The Dallas Mavericks may have been eliminated from playoff contention, but that doesn’t mean we can’t support Mavs that have gone on to other teams. One in particular had a great game last night.
The Dallas Mavericks are a group of players who are loved by MFFLs at all times. Although we don’t always like those players, there is always a bond that is tough to break between the Mavs players and the Mavs fans. In many cases, that bond carries through even after the player has left Dallas and moved to another team.
Such is the case for one of the most influential Mavs during his time in Dallas, Jason Terry. Terry played with the Mavs for 8 seasons where he won an NBA title, 6th man of the year, and playoff appearances in which he shined for Dallas.
Despite the fact that when Jason Terry left Dallas many fans were fairly ready to see him go, it doesn’t change the fact that the Jet was one of the best players during the glory years of the Dallas Mavericks. He is still a fan favorite for his 4th quarter scoring and for many, his trash talking.
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When Terry left Dallas, he bounced around to different teams, starting with Boston, followed by Brooklyn, Houston, and now Milwaukee, where he is coached by another Mavs great, Jason Kidd. Terry has had an average season for a 39 year old, scoring about 4 points per game at around 43% shooting.
Last night, however, Terry had a great game for the Milwaukee Bucks, who were eliminated from playoff contention by the Toronto Raptors. The Jet didn’t contribute much through the first three quarters but, just as with the Mavs, he started to find his groove in the final quarter. Terry scored 8 points for the game, all in the 4th quarter. He also snagged a pair of offensive rebounds and blocked a shot from DeMar DeRozan.
Although the output may still not look like a huge amount in the grand scheme of things, this was a great game for an aging Terry who is undoubtedly mulling things over now on whether to return for another season of NBA action or call it a career at 39 years old. No matter what he picks, the Mavs will always be indebted to him in a way for bringing a fire that we didnt’t have without him.
Jason Terry had a great game for the Bucks and has had a great career at this point after 18 NBA seasons. Whether he hangs up the shoes for good or not, the Jet has made his mark on the league as a whole and the Dallas Mavericks more than anyone.