Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 2:51 pm  |  15 responses

Jason Terry Hopes Mavericks Will Retire His Jersey

Jason Terry has always expressed his love for Dallas, and has never lacked self-confidence. Jet was celebrated as Maverick, where he helped lead Dallas to two NBA Finals appearances, and of course, one monumental Championship. For his contributions, the 34-year-old swingman said he deserves to have jersey retired in the rafters, and hopes Mark Cuban feels the same way. Via the Star-Telegram: “‘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.’ 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.”

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  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    He’s already got a tattoo of his jersey in the rafters above the Larry O’Brien and Leprechaun… on the same arm.

  • shawnkemp4prez

    LOL @teddy, well done. The Mavs should undoubtedly retire his jersey, and I think they will.

  • bonk

    @Teddy hilarious. But I agree wit Terry. He deserves it

  • tomtom

    …and they should.

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    They should definitely retire his number he deserves it. As a Spurs fan I was happy to see him go to Boston. He was a pain in the ass for 8 freaking years

  • http://www.slamonline.com AT

    I think ATL should reitre joe johnson’s number… thought he didnt get the Hawks past the 2nd round much Dominique didn’t either jus sayin.

  • LA Huey

    I think he deserves it. Nice one, Teddy.

  • Clydesays

    Have the Mavs retired even a single jersey?

  • kantankruz

    The only thing Joe Johnson did that Dominique didn’t was make more money.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Lets be honest Jason Terry was the main reason, Dallas won, but to hang his jersey means alot. Jason Terry is the Robert Horry to one ring with Dallas. Jason does not deserve this, maybe he should try to get his jersey retired at his High School or college team. It aint happening in NBA.

  • the seed is high

    umm… dirk says hi. and terry did nuff for the franchise to get is #’s up there only one that was still by his side since 06′ fact that they won due to his contributoins is the icing on the cake.

  • Roscoe

    Is Cessna a HOF? If yes, retire the jersey. If no, don’t.

  • dannyb

    Who the hell is Brad Davis?

  • al

    Brad davis?????111
    come on’
    baron davis’s grandpa pa foo!
    check your stats son

  • Kihan41

    Main reason? Naw, man. Dirk was the reason.