4. Mark Aguirre & Rolando Blackman
One Dallas duo that gets overlooked is Mark Aguirre and Rolando Blackman. The Dallas All-Stars were a significant part of the team's success in the 80s.
During their time together, they made five straight playoff appearances and combined for seven All-Star selections.
Before their arrival, the Dallas Mavericks were a new team struggling to make the postseason. It wasn't until 1984 that the team made its first playoff appearance in team history.
Blackman and Aguirre helped Dallas win their first-ever playoff series that same season. Against the Seattle Supersonics, Aguirre averaged 25.2 points per game, while Blackman poured in 24.6 points per game. The team would later fall to the Los Angeles Lakers during the Conference Semifinals.
The Mavs pair got their big break during the 1988 Playoffs. That year, the team advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in team history.
The team would eventually fall to the reining champion Lakers in seven.
However, Blackman and Aguirre were huge contributors in helping Dallas. They helped make history on numerous occasions. It was until the 2003 playoffs that the team had reached the Conference finals again. This is what sets them apart from the rest of the pack.
What if the Mavs faced another team besides the Lakers in the Conference finals; would things have been different?