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Jason Terry hopes the Mavericks someday retire his jersey

Aug 21, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT

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Jason Kidd is not getting his jersey retired by the Mavericks any time soon. He crossed Mark Cuban for James Dolan, and that never sits well.

So, what about Jason Terry?

The Jet, the second leading scorer and energy off the bench for the Mavericks title team was speaking with the Star-Telegram in Dallas — probably not about his new ink — and said he wants the ultimate remembrance in Dallas.

“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.’’

Before you shake your head, realize Dallas has two retired numbers — Brad Davis (15) and Rolando Blackman (22). Terry fits in with that group.

Plus, the Mavericks would not have won their NBA title without Terry. Obviously, that was Dirk Nowitzki’s team. And they had the defensive anchor of Tyson Chandler and the steady leadership of Kidd and some great moments from Shawn Marion and J.J. Barea.

But Terry was key to the run, key to the Mavericks for years. It’s not out of the question. And unless he develops a process to revive Red Auerbach it’s not happening in Boston.

  1. jjared1101 - Aug 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    He’ll be there….probably…

    The real argument is if he belongs up there over other guys like Michael Finely, who was a key peice in helping bring the Mavs from bottom dweller, to contender.

    • drunkenjunk - Aug 21, 2012 at 6:34 PM

      Him, Finley and of course Dirk will get it from the 2000’s till now.

  2. drunkenjunk - Aug 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Don’t worry Jet, it’ll be retired. As many times as I’ve cursed your name for jackin up shots sometimes, Mavs fans love you. The Mavs wouldn’t of won that title without you, we’ll always be gratetful for what you’ve done.

  3. thestudiokida - Aug 21, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Dude is fourth all-time in 3-point makes. That’s not bad, even if he is irrationally confident and ridiculously superstitious.

  4. lew24 - Aug 21, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    There’s room for his jersey since Cuban will not be hanging Kidd’s jersey up anytime soon!

  5. lakerluver - Aug 21, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Brad Davis?!

  6. mcqphx - Aug 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    No Way!

  7. manotas211 - Aug 22, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    Jason Terry is an idiot if he thinks the Mavs are going to retire his jersey. He only played for them for a couple of years. I’d take Robert Horry over him any day of the week. Horry has two handfuls of rings. Terry 1.

    • adzs - Aug 22, 2012 at 7:17 AM

      What are you talking about Horry never played for the Mavs, while Terry played there for 8 productive seasons….

  8. manotas211 - Aug 22, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    I never said Horry played for the weak Mavs. Horry doesn’t have his jersey retired and he has more rings than Jordan. And you think his jersey should get retired with only one ring? I don’t think so.

  9. hughhoney2 - Aug 22, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Is he serious?….Might as well retire Popeye Jones jersey the same night with Terry’s. Gimme a break

  10. blue18hutthutt - Aug 22, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    This guy’s ego is rediculous – are we going to retire the jersey of every above average player?

    This guy isn’t nearly as good as he thinks he is – can’t wait to see the Jet crash and burn

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