Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 9/22/14
Never has a Los Angeles meltdown been met with more high-fives in Dallas. Well, the sweep of the defending champion Lakers in two years back was pretty darn close. But what's transpired for LaLa Land's two basketball franchises over the past couple of weeks has Mavericks fans absolutely giddy with hope. Same goes for the front office, as a snowball's chance suddenly looks a little sunnier. The two show ponies of this summer of free agency both reside in Los Angeles for now. Chris Paul's Clippers and Dwight Howard's Lakers were both bounced in the first round, bringing to a close two vastly different but equally disappointing seasons. That's gotta help the Mavericks' chances of landing one, right? "Doesn't hurt," a team source said. The Big Fish strategy that fell short in the Deron Williams' chase is resurrected and focused squarely on Southern California. Think of it, Mark Cuban can personally make a Hollywood recruiting pitch AND...
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