Dallas Mavericks: Ranking the top-10 players of the decade

Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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DALLAS, TX – JUNE 16: Guard Jason Terry of the Dallas Mavericks kisses the Larry O’Brien Trophy during the Dallas Mavericks Victory celebration on June 16, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images) /

4. Jason Terry

Known for being one of the best sixth men of all-time and his stretched armed Jet celebration, Dallas Mavericks legend Jason “The Jet” Terry was arguably the heart of the 2011 Championship team.

Terry literally gave his right arm to winning the championship. Starting the 2011 season by getting a tattoo of the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy on his right bicep. Terry’s confidence in himself and his teammates helped propel the underdog Dallas Mavericks to their first NBA championship.

During the Mavericks sweep of the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. Terry scored a playoff high 32 points in game four. Jet hit nine three-pointers tying the playoff record held by Rex Chapman.

Jason Terry and JJ Barea were absolute pests during the series. Their constant motion and three-point shooting was too much for the bigger slower Lakers. During the 2011 NBA Finals Jet scored 18 points per game to LeBron James’ 17.8 points per game. This is extremely impressive considering Jet did this off the bench.

Playing 11 less minutes, and being guarded mostly by LeBron. Jason Terry put on a show shooting 48% from three over the six game series. Jet also drilled a deep three in LeBron’s face to seal a game five win. During the 2011 playoffs Jet averaged 17.5 points.

Terry’s huge heart and his white-hot shooting off the bench made him a fan favorite in Dallas to this day.