Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby JSM on Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:51 am

The Fort Worth Star Telegram wrote:For Jason Terry, winning an NBA title was the ultimate as far as personal team achievements are concerned. But what could happen next would be sheer euphoria.

“The bow was winning the championship, but the icing on the cake will be putting that jersey up in the rafters,’’ Terry told the Star-Telegram on Monday. “If it happens, I’ll be grateful.’’

Terry was referring to the possibility of having his Dallas Maverick No. 31 jersey retired in the American Airlines Center rafters. By Terry’s estimation, he figures he made enough big shots, played enough major minutes, shed enough sweat, blood and tears, put up enough credible numbers, displayed enough leadership qualities and was such a fixture in the community to join Brad Davis and Rolando Blackman as the only Mavs players to have their jersey retired.

Terry, 34, also led the Mavs to the 2006 NBA Finals and helped them win the 2011 championship. In other words, he has built an impressive resume during his eight-year tenure with the Mavs.

“When you start talking about a jersey in the rafters and stuff like that, he took us to the Finals and was the first point guard to do it, and all those consecutive 50-game seasons,’’ Terry said. “And then finally winning the championship.

“The credentials are there. Now whether or not that happens, only God knows.’’

Terry signed a three-year, $15 million free agent contract with the Boston Celtics last month. But he wants everyone to know he was more than willing to re-sign with the Mavs, but the Mavs wanted to go in another direction.

Still, Terry is appreciative for his time with the Mavs.

“What we did in my eight-year career here in Dallas, I’ll never forget it,’’ Terry said during his youth basketball camp at the Plano Sports Authority. “I grew not only as a basketball player, but as a person, as a father.

“I grew as a human being, and that was all because of the community of Dallas and how they supported me.’’

Whether that support -- along with his contributions to the Mavs -- leads to Terry’s jersey one day hanging in the AAC rafters remains to be seen.

WOW...first the tattoo, then guaranteeing a trophy in Boston, and now this...this fool might need his own thread this season.
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Re: Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:14 am

crack kills. The only Mav going in the rafters would be Dirk.
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Re: Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby nameant on Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:20 am

“The credentials are there. Now whether or not that happens, only God knows.’’


I mean outside of the fact that you're a role player and no team on this planet would retire your jersey, GOD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU PLAYING BASKETBALL. If there is a God, do you honestly believe the status of your jersey being retired is even on his mind?
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Postby gcclaker on Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:31 am

puffyusaf#2 wrote:crack kills. The only Mav going in the rafters would be Dirk.

...agreed. Mark Aguirre is another one. I'd choose Derek Harper before Terry.
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Re: Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby Finwë on Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:01 am

nameant wrote:
“The credentials are there. Now whether or not that happens, only God knows.’’


I mean outside of the fact that you're a role player and no team on this planet would retire your jersey, GOD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU PLAYING BASKETBALL. If there is a God, do you honestly believe the status of your jersey being retired is even on his mind?

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Re: Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby therealdeal on Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:19 am

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Re: Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby Rooscooter on Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:29 am

What a team evaluates to retire numbers is beyond me at times..... is it for performance on the court?... is it for community involvement and popularity?.... is it for bringing people to the arena?.... is it for Championships?...

Terry's numbers are pretty good..... he played a very important role in both runs.... one of which resulted in a Championship.... the first in Team History.... and he was one of the more popular Mavs..... I could see Cuban putting him up there actually....

Keep in mind that we're talking about the Mavs...... he wouldn't even be considered for jersey retirement on 1/3 of the other teams..... but they have one Chip and he was a pretty big reason for it....
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Re: Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby thkthebest on Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:20 pm

Yea, I can see Cuban putting him up there too. The requirements are different for other teams than it is for the Lakers. I mean, just take a look at the Heat. They retired Jordan's number. :man10:
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Re: Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:43 pm

He's right. He was the clearcut second best player on the lone Mavs championship team. He definitely deserves to have his jersey retired. This is not the Lakers we're talking about.
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Postby Juronimo on Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:34 pm

The Spurs retired Bowen's number so if Dallas uses San Antonio's criteria, lemonhead has a shot.
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Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:39 pm

nameant wrote:
“The credentials are there. Now whether or not that happens, only God knows.’’


I mean outside of the fact that you're a role player and no team on this planet would retire your jersey, GOD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU PLAYING BASKETBALL. If there is a God, do you honestly believe the status of your jersey being retired is even on his mind?

Ridiculous statement. Terry is one of the best sixth men of all time. In his prime he was an All Star caliber player definitely more than a solid role player. Most teams would retire his jersey. The only team that wouldn't is the Lakers.
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Re: Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby therealdeal on Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:49 pm

Texas Lakers Fan wrote:
nameant wrote:
“The credentials are there. Now whether or not that happens, only God knows.’’


I mean outside of the fact that you're a role player and no team on this planet would retire your jersey, GOD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU PLAYING BASKETBALL. If there is a God, do you honestly believe the status of your jersey being retired is even on his mind?

Ridiculous statement. Terry is one of the best sixth men of all time. In his prime he was an All Star caliber player definitely more than a solid role player. Most teams would retire his jersey. The only team that wouldn't is the Lakers.

Oh no... One of the best? McHale, Walton, Starks, Odom, Ginobili, even Barbosa, Harden, Kukoc, Schrempf...

One of the best? No way. As for him being an All-Star caliber player, you realize that most 6th men are? That's why they're 6th men. They're great players sacrificing their games to better a team. Terry being among them doesn't make him one of the best.
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Re: Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby purp n gold on Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:02 pm

thkthebest wrote:I mean, just take a look at the Heat. They retired Jordan's number. :man10:


Hahaha.... that is pathetic! :man10:

Yeah, let's retire the jersey of the guy who mopped us every year during our formative years in the NBA. That would be like LA retiring Bill Russell's #6 or something.
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Postby Doc Brown on Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:11 pm

Texas Lakers Fan wrote:
nameant wrote:
“The credentials are there. Now whether or not that happens, only God knows.’’


I mean outside of the fact that you're a role player and no team on this planet would retire your jersey, GOD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU PLAYING BASKETBALL. If there is a God, do you honestly believe the status of your jersey being retired is even on his mind?

Ridiculous statement. Terry is one of the best sixth men of all time. In his prime he was an All Star caliber player definitely more than a solid role player. Most teams would retire his jersey. The only team that wouldn't is the Lakers.


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Most teams would retire Terry's jersey? Let me guess, he's a 1st ballot Hall of Famer as well.
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Re: Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby Weezy on Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:28 pm

I can't say that he's wrong because really how many all time great players have the Mavs had? How many won them championships? Terry outplayed LeBron when it mattered in the NBA Finals, and it doesn't seem the Mavs can be too choosy about retired player jerseys.
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Postby BDG on Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:53 pm

Bruce Bowen had his jersey retired by the Spurs ... most teams aren't like the Lakers and will retire certain role players' numbers.
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Re: Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:08 pm

Doc Brown wrote:
Texas Lakers Fan wrote:
nameant wrote:
“The credentials are there. Now whether or not that happens, only God knows.’’


I mean outside of the fact that you're a role player and no team on this planet would retire your jersey, GOD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU PLAYING BASKETBALL. If there is a God, do you honestly believe the status of your jersey being retired is even on his mind?

Ridiculous statement. Terry is one of the best sixth men of all time. In his prime he was an All Star caliber player definitely more than a solid role player. Most teams would retire his jersey. The only team that wouldn't is the Lakers.


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Most teams would retire Terry's jersey? Let me guess, he's a 1st ballot Hall of Famer as well.

No he's not a first ballot HOF, but he is a terrific sixth man. One of the best ever. Definitely more than a role player and yes most teams would retire his jersey considering he was the second best player on a championship team. Teams like the Spurs and Celtics have retired role players. Why wouldn't they do the same for Terry? They obviously would?
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Re: Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:10 pm

therealdeal wrote:
Texas Lakers Fan wrote:
nameant wrote:
“The credentials are there. Now whether or not that happens, only God knows.’’


I mean outside of the fact that you're a role player and no team on this planet would retire your jersey, GOD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU PLAYING BASKETBALL. If there is a God, do you honestly believe the status of your jersey being retired is even on his mind?

Ridiculous statement. Terry is one of the best sixth men of all time. In his prime he was an All Star caliber player definitely more than a solid role player. Most teams would retire his jersey. The only team that wouldn't is the Lakers.

Oh no... One of the best? McHale, Walton, Starks, Odom, Ginobili, even Barbosa, Harden, Kukoc, Schrempf...

One of the best? No way. As for him being an All-Star caliber player, you realize that most 6th men are? That's why they're 6th men. They're great players sacrificing their games to better a team. Terry being among them doesn't make him one of the best.

He's not better than McHale, Walton, or Ginobli, but I'd take him over the rest without thinking twice. What exactly have guys like Harden, Barbosa, Odom, and Starks done that Terry hasn't? Three of the guys don't even have a title. The other guy Odom was notorious for inconsistency. I'll take Terry over him for the simple fact that he was more consistent.
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Re: Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby purp n gold on Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:31 pm

:man3: Odom > Terry

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Postby Finwë on Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:37 pm

^^ Tony Kukoc?
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Postby purp n gold on Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:22 pm

^ agreed. I respect that Terry has won the award but I also take Harden over Terry. Even in Terry's best years.
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Re: Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby nameant on Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:25 pm

Texas Lakers Fan wrote:
nameant wrote:
“The credentials are there. Now whether or not that happens, only God knows.’’


I mean outside of the fact that you're a role player and no team on this planet would retire your jersey, GOD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU PLAYING BASKETBALL. If there is a God, do you honestly believe the status of your jersey being retired is even on his mind?

Terry is one of the best sixth men of all time. In his prime he was an All Star caliber player definitely more than a solid role player. Most teams would retire his jersey. The only team that wouldn't is the Lakers.


Texas Lakers Fan wrote:Ridiculous statement.
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Re: Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby 432J on Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:43 pm

this moron has just been on a roll lately but besides that

i wouldn't be surprised if they did retire his number. look at it this way, aside from dirk what other talented players have they had over the years? you're looking at guys like finley, kidd, and derek harper. keep in mind that the mavs were a losing team for much of their history before the early part of the last decade. honestly, i'm surprised that they haven't retired finley's number given his success and 10 seasons in dallas
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:48 pm

Holydamn someone is over rating the hell out of Terry... wow.
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Re: Terry thinks he deserves to have his Mavs jersey retired

Postby John3:16 on Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:29 pm

So, let's assume Terry was "all star caliber". He never was an all star, but assuming he got robbed one or two years, is that worthy of having a jersey retired?

Here's a list of retired jerseys, by team:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Basketball_Association_retired_jersey_numbers
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