If you were at the Mavs game tonight, you might have noticed the mini poster they put in every other seat during each game. They've done it for several years now, and it's a nice giveaway to anyone who wants a free keepsake from the game. Usually they are pretty innocuous, feature some kind of Photoshop-heavy effect (my favorite was Darrell Armstrong as "The Spark Plug" from a couple of years ago) and are either playing up a nickname of a player or campaigning for some kind award for one of the Mavs.
Tonight, the Mavs design team evidently decided to go a different route. It was a Jerry Stackhouse photo montage that you see to your right. It features photos from throughout Stack's career in Dallas, some photos of his family and a photo of him singing the national anthem among Stackhouse headlines and other images. It also features a filmstrip-style sequence on the right-hand side of Stack laying the hit on Shaq during the Finals in 2006 that got him suspended. Here's a close up.
One can only assume why they put this on the Stack retrospective page, it may very well have been a rogue designer who wanted to throw it in there. I doubt anyone in the Mavericks' front office would even acknowledge that they knew anything about it if asked. And it isn't like it's a big deal, it takes up 1/16 of the real estate on one of 41 giveaway posters during the season, but it is funny that they would highlight such a moment in decent depth on Stack's poster.
-Scooter Hendon, Hoops Nerd