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Facts You Need to Know about the Dallas Mavericks

Facts You Need to Know about the Dallas Mavericks

NBA teams play almost every day, and though you might know everything about the players of today, or the past, you might not know all these facts about your favorite team. Today, we selected some interesting facts about a team with one of the most present owners in the league, the Dallas Mavericks.

  1. The Mavericks were founded in 1980, as an expansion team. They entered the league together with a team in Minneapolis.
  2. The team was named after the TV-series Maverick, after a fan vote elected the name over the Wranglers and the Express.
  3. They had their first winning season in their fourth year in the league, which was the same year the Mavs managed to reach the playoffs for the first time.
  4. They had a playoff drought between 1990 and 2000.
  5. From December 2001 until the 2017 season, the Mavericks sold out 704 consecutive games.
  6. The Mavericks have had one NO.1 pick: Mark Aguirre. He became a three time All-Star during his career and won one championship with the Mavs (three in total).
  7. They have a 50% win percentage in the NBA Finals. (1 win and 1 loss).
  8. Nowitzki holds the most records and awards of all (former) Mavericks. Some of those awards are: 13-time All-Star, 1-time MVP and 1-time Finals MVP. He has also just made more history by becoming the first player to play 21 consecutive years for one team.
  9. Mark Cuban, the outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks, gets a lot of fines throughout the seasons. He set his new personal record this year, when he received a $600.000 fine for saying that his team wasn’t trying to win (tanking). His previous record was set at $500.000. At that time, he said that he wouldn’t even hire the NBA Director, Ed Rush, to work in a Dairy Queen.
  10. The Mavericks have an All-Time record of .502%. In total, they have won 1539 games and lost 1529 games (in the regular season).
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