Missing the Mark: Cuban and His Mavericks Are Nothing but Talking Facades

September 21st, 2010 by Harrison Moore Leave a reply »
Once a threat looms in the air for long enough without any real consequence doesn’t it cease to become a threat? It does in my book.

This is the story of the Dallas Mavericks.

They’ve been hanging in there, stringing along 50-win seasons for the entirety of the last decade, appearing in conference finals and even the NBA Finals once, but managed to emerge from all that success with no more rings than my out of service cellular phone.

When we talk about the teams that have a real shot at winning the title, the Lakers, Celtics, Heat, and Magic, why do we throw the Mavericks in that mix?

What have they really done in the last four years to merit that kind of credit?

In that span, they’ve been eliminated from the first round three times and advanced to the second round once in 2009, only to barely avoid a sweep at the hands of the Denver Nuggets.

Yet we credit them. Over and over we say that this could be their year.

Isn’t it time to accept that the Mavericks’ window of opportunity has been slammed shut? Isn’t it time to admit that they aren’t that good?

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