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07/03/2012

The Celtics manage to get older as Jason Terry set to leave the Mavericks

Jason-Terry-1227-306x459The sobbing you hear is that of the FW/d sports media crying over the news that Jason Terry is set to leave the Dallas Mavericks.

Who the hell are we going to interview now?

It seems that Terry is on his way to Boston to join Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen in an attempt to comprise the oldest basketball team ever built. Actually, with Terry on the Celtics it would mean that Ray Allen's time in Boston is likely over. 

According to various reports, the Celtics are offering Terry three years, and the Mavs could match but this is probably done.

Terry knew he was gone all season long.

Whenever Terry's career is over, he should have his number retired next to Dirk Nowitzki's 41. If the Mavs are going to retire Brad Davis' number, Jet's should be up there, too. No other player meant as much to the Mavs' over the past decade than Terry, even though he was a Mav for eight years.

He arrived in 2004-'05 from Atlanta, and the Mavs tried desperately to make him a point guard when at heart he was a scorer. He actually was the starting point guard for the Mavs team that reached the NBA Finals in 2006.

Terry was eventually moved to his shooting guard role, and then became one of the league's top players off the bench. In 2008-'09, Terry was named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year.

Nowitzki-terry-vindication-115QCHH-x-largeTerry was at his best in the 2011 NBA Finals when he called out LeBron James, and then backed it up by out-playing Bron Bron in Games 3, 4, 5 and 6. In those playoffs, Terry averaged 17.5 points per game. He scored 27 points in the Game 6 title-clinching win.

This photo of Dirk and Terry in the final moments of Game 6 says so much. They had done it.

He was a wonderful face for the Mavs, and a Godsend for the media that covered the team. There are friends of the media, and people who have no problem handling their responsibility suffering fools like us. Then there is Jason Terry.

The Dallas Mavericks' media room needs to be named after The Jet.

 

 

 

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mike culbreth

Is Mark one and done?

Super (old) Star

Boston has been in serious negociations with Dominque Wilkins as well. That guy could fill it up in his day. Don't be surprised to put together an All-Star calliber team....from the 80's.

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