11 Mavericks cult heroes everyone else should have loved

The rest of the NBA should have loved these Mavericks.
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2. Brad Davis

Davis was an original Maverick. The 1977 first-round pick by the Lakers played for three different teams in his first three years and even spent time in two other leagues. The 6’3 guard was searching for the right opportunity and found it with the expansion Mavs.

He was the team’s starting point guard through their first two playoff appearances in 1984 and 1985. Davis lost the starting gig to Derek Harper in 1986, but he was far from done in Dallas. He played seven more years with the Mavericks as their backup point guard and key veteran. Davis continues to work for the franchise as a radio analyst.

His number 15 was retired by the Dallas Mavericks in 1992. Davis played a crucial role in the franchise getting off the ground. He was a hard worker and a fan favorite in Dallas throughout his playing days. Davis always gave everything he had and it made him a Mavericks legend.

For the rest of the NBA, Brad Davis is a forgotten player from the 1980s. Few remember him helping the Mavs go from expansion franchise to contender. He has been the radio voice for the Mavericks for years, but Brad Davis deserves praise across the NBA for sticking with one franchise for over 40 years.