Originally written on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 5/4/12
Dallas_mavericks_at_1cd6

The Dallas Mavericks captivated NBA fans, those in the city of Dallas especially, with their unexpected run to the NBA title last year. It was the triumph of team over talent, and it was a joy to watch.

This season for the Mavs has been the exact opposite – like the difference between watching a sunrise and a root canal – and the GIF below of owner Mark Cuban pretty much sums up how everyone here in Dallas feels about this year’s edition of the Mavs.

GIF source: InstntRply.com via Reddit

Would things have gone differently this year with Tyson Chandler and J.J. Berea? Well, it would certainly seem impossible for them to be worse.

Considering the fact that everyone considered Chandler to be the glue guy and leader last year, plus a necessary inside presence, and he was named Defensive Player of the Year this year…yeah, I’d say he probably would have made a big difference.

When I saw this GIF, that’s the first thing I thought Cuban might be thinking: well, that decision backfired.

Yep, I’d say so Mark. But hey, on the bright side, your alma mater and Shark Tank are both still awesome!

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Judge Berman’s one-sentence order repeats Deflategate decision timeline

Ishmael Adams suspended indefinitely following arrest

McNair: Pats caused problem by not cooperating with Deflategate

Browns terminate contract of Phil Taylor

WWE’s “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka charged in 30-year-old murder case

Randall Cobb: ‘I don’t plan on missing a game’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Ronda Rousey confirms she was supposed to fight Gina Carano

Harbaugh denies using F-word in Jay Gruden exchange

Urban Meyer: Both J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones will play

Legal expert: NFL's reported offer to Brady 'really ridiculous'

Seguin called out by former Maple Leafs CEO for partying

No suspension for Sarkisian was made in best interest of USC

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker