Throwback Thursday: Best Mavs of all-time

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Today’s Topic: Best Dallas Mavericks of all-time

The NBA granted an expansion franchise to the City of Dallas on May 1, 1980. This franchise became the Mavericks, who have won the 11th most games in the NBA since 1980 and the 2011 NBA championship.

To honor the Mavericks franchise, we take this Throwback Thursday to look back at the best players (and coaches) to call Dallas home.

(NOTE: Click the “caption” icon below the photo for details about each moment.)

Gallery: Throwback Thursday: Best Mavs

Who’s your favorite Maverick of all-time? Leave your comments below!


  1. Fefe (Nets) says:

    Love the Mavs!!!!

  2. Ray D says:

    Roy Tarpley

  3. Someone else says:

    You can’t leave out Shawn Bradley, Adrian Caldwell, Popeye Jones or Bubba Wells.

  4. VC15 says:

    Dennis Rodman

  5. marlon green says:

    I know that I’m forgetting somebody but I know Finley, DIrk, Kidd, Nash, Blackmon are top ten. Maybe Mashburn and Jimmy Jackson can be in there too.

  6. squala96 says:

    There shouldn’t be a list of best Mavs of all time. One player is above them all without question, and he isn’t even American.

  7. jty7271 says:

    Didn’t Detlef Shrempf play for the Mavs?