In an emotional moment, just after the Dallas Mavericks won their first playoff series in 12 years, the new owner of the team Mark Cuban, through a squeaky nearly tearful voice, proclaimed to Bob Ortegel and the entire Mavericks television audience that the Dallas Mavericks “will never miss the playoffs ever again!”
The moment I heard him say it I knew it would be true.
Eight years and counting.
The picture above shows Mark leaving the team hotel in Salt Lake City the morning after his Mavericks overcame a 0-2 deficit in a 5-game NBA first round series to beat the Utah Jazz 3 games to 2.
He piled up all the morning papers for his ride to the airport. There was a lot to read about the Mavericks’ miracle comeback.