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Dallas Mavericks history: 5 all-time players we’re most thankful for

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Dirk Nowitzki Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks history: 5 all-time players we’re most thankful for

The Dallas Mavericks take a back seat in the minds of Dallas sports fans every Thanksgiving as the Cowboys play their annual Turkey Day game. After a hectic and stressful year, Mavs fans should take a moment to remember some of their favorite players from the team’s 40-year history on this holiday.

Mavericks fans have been blessed with 21 years of Dirk Nowitzki, a young star in Luka Doncic, and a rich playoff history in the 1980s. Not every moment has been sweet. The Mavs had the worst record in the NBA in 1993 finishing with just 11 wins. Knowing what it feels like to be on both sides of the coin is a reason to be thankful for the team and its future.

The current Mavs should have fans excited. Doncic is a superstar at 21 years old. Dallas is moving into title contention built around two young stars. They have won one championship in their franchise’s history and even being mentioned in the conversation for future championships is exciting.

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Dallas Mavericks fans have plenty of be thankful for this holiday season

Mavericks fans should not just be thankful for players. There have been plenty of people involved in the organization to be grateful for including first owner Don Carter, Marc Cuban as one of the best owners in sports, and Donnie Nelson for “finding” Dirk.

The Mavs have had a plethora of standout players. From Jason Kidd to Michael Finley, James Donaldson, and Shawn Marion there are way more than five players to be thankful for. So, how can one nail it down to just five? The following list is comprised of players who displayed not only the best talent but the most excitement and loyalty to the Dallas Mavericks organization.

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