11 Mavericks cult heroes everyone else should have loved

The rest of the NBA should have loved these Mavericks.
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8. Rodrigue Beaubois

Roddy B burst onto the scene with multiple massive performances as a rookie. He had a seven-game stretch where he averaged 16.3 points and 2.4 assists in 24.2 minutes each night in what was his first extended run. Ten days later, the six-foot guard dropped 40 points on the Golden State Warriors in just under 30 minutes as a legend was born.

Fans loved Beaubois. The undersized point guard was a walking bucket, and Dallas needed a young developing talent to get excited about. Roddy B. provided it, even if it was only for one year.

Injuries caught up to Beaubois quickly. He played just 28 games in his second NBA season as the Mavericks won the championship. The six-foot point guard never looked the same after a foot surgery in 2012. He played just 182 games in Dallas over four seasons, but there was a moment when he captured the attention of the fan base, which was not easy to do playing next to Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd.

Who knows what Roddy B would have done without the injuries? He was a special talent. His teammates knew it and attempted to help him adjust to the NBA. It did not go as planned, but Rodrigue Beaubois holds a special place in the hearts of MFFLs.