The Mavs Are Bad Right Now. But Remember, They Used to Be Worse.
Yeah, the Dallas Mavericks aren’t playing so well right now (lost last night to the Raptors, didn't even show). But it could be worse. As Henry Abbott points out on the excellent basketball blog True Hoop, at one point the Mavs were so bad they didn’t know which hoop was theirs. Perhaps you recall this momentous occasion, in April 1999, but it's news to Abbott: "I just learned about an amazing play in which, after a jumpball, a certain NBA player drove to the wrong hoop and attempted to make a basket." He clearly doesn't love Samaki Walker like you do. --Jesse Hyde