Dallas Mavericks: Dennis Smith Jr. wants fans to know he loves football

Dallas Mavericks Dennis Smith Jr. Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dennis Smith Jr. Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. did an interview with SLAM and shared that fans should know about his affinity for football.

Dallas Mavericks starting point guard Dennis Smith Jr. is a man of many talents.  He is the most electrifying dunker in the NBA today.  Smith Jr. has an insane bounce with the court vision and ball-handling ability to lead the Mavericks offense.  With his athletic ability, DSJ likely has many skills off the basketball court too.

The 20-year-old is looking to take a step forward this season and lead Dallas back to the playoffs.

Smith Jr. opens up to SLAM

SLAM recently ran a must-read feature on Dennis Smith Jr.  You can check out the full article here.

One of the most interesting tidbits that came out of the piece was DSJ sharing his love for football.  He even goes in-depth about his playing experience and why he enjoys the game so much.

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Does DSJ win a dunk contest?

Dennis Smith Jr. competed in the slam dunk contest as a rookie.  He was eliminated in the first round despite earning a perfect score on a dunk.  DSJ put on a show and displayed his outstanding dunking chops.

Smith Jr. has to compete in the competition again this season.  He has to be a favorite to win the trophy too judging by the videos surfacing online this time of year.

Mavs fans will be rooting for DSJ to compete and win the 2019 dunk contest.

Final thoughts

Dennis Smith Jr. shared his love for football in a recent article in SLAM.  Smith Jr. has been working hard on his basketball this summer and figures to be ready to run the Mavs offense this season.

The addition of Luka Doncic should improve DSJ’s game tremendously.  It will be a treat to watch those two share the court for the foreseeable future.  Doncic gives the Mavs two capable lead ball handlers and an elite pick-and-roll option.  That should open up more space for Smith Jr. to operate.  A dangerous thought for any NBA defender not wanting to get dunked on.

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