The Dallas Mavericks will play the first NBA Finals game of their franchise’s history tonight against the Miami Heat. I have been a long time fan of the Mavericks and grew going to their games back in the days of “Ro” Blackman, Derek Harper, Brad Davis, Sam Perkins, and Mark Aguirre. The game of basketball and this team have changed dramatically since then–mostly for the better.
I don’t know if there are any Heat fans among this blog’s insignificant (in quantity, certainly not quality) readership, but if so I would like to hear from you so I can publicly mock you. If the Jazz had made the playoffs this year (I know that is REALLY a stretch), I could not have passed up the opportunity to do some verbal sparring with The Mailman. Maybe next year. Yeah right.
Be sure to check your local listings and cheer on Dirk and the gang tonight.