Found July 07, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
To see what not to do after winning an NBA title, take a look at the Dallas Mavericks. After besting the hated Heat in the 2011 Finals, the Mavs gutted their roster enough to have room to some acquire big-name free agents this summer, presumably Deron Williams and Dwight Howard, while still remaining competitive during the previous season. Fast forward to the present: the Mavs had an underwhelming season exacerbated by that Lamar Odom debacle and capped by a first-round exit in the playoffs; Williams decided to re-up with the Nets after having the Mavs as one of his two finalists; Howard remains on the Magic with no trade to Dallas in sight; and now the Dallas lost starting point guard Jason Kidd to the Knicks. Mark Cuban didn’t go all-in on black only to have it land on red. It’s worse than that — it landed on green. It’s all left Tyson Chandler, who was sacrificed by the Mavs before last season, feeling “sorry” for his former teammate Dirk Nowitzki. “I am a little bit stunned, but...
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