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Whose jersey/number should the Mavs retire (if any/besides Dirk)?

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Whose jersey/number should the Mavs retire (if any)?

Mark Aguirre
3
20%
Michael Finley
1
7%
Steve Nash
1
7%
Jason Terry
2
13%
Jason Kidd
2
13%
J.J. Barea
2
13%
Someone else (Devin Harris, Tyson Chandler, Shawn Marion, Josh Howard,...)
0
No votes
Nobody (except Dirk of course)
4
27%
 
Total votes: 15

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Whose jersey/number should the Mavs retire (if any/besides Dirk)? 

Post#1 » by -Luke- » Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:16 pm

I thought about this last week, when the youtube algorithm suggested the video of Derek Harper's jersey retirement. Today I saw a similar thread on the Spurs forum.

I think we can ignore Dirk here. There is probably no/hardly any clearer jersey retirement in NBA history.

Do you think anyone else deserves it?
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Post#2 » by KhalilS » Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:18 pm

I voted Nobody, but if there's anyone to consider, it's JET, maybe Finely, but meh, he had to be amnestied in 2005, because relative to his contribution late in his Mavs career, he was a negative because of his contract.
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Post#3 » by dirkforpres » Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:45 pm

Nobody. I think only the top 50-100 players in league history should have numbers retired from their respected teams. When it gets to guys like Brad Davis and Kobe (on the Mavs) getting their number retired, then it gets a bit campy. Dirk and maybe Kidd are the only ones that should be considered so far
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Post#4 » by Mr B » Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:21 pm

JJ Barea deserves to have his jersey retired. He’s contributed more to the Mavs than Brad Davis.


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Post#5 » by 41Dirk41 » Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:47 pm

Jet and Aguirre
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There's nothing on Twitter about this. Nothing on ESPN. Apparently, 41Dirk41 just knows more than the rest of us.
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Post#6 » by -Luke- » Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:33 am

As someone who has only been an NBA fan since the late '90s: is there any reasonable reason why Davis and Harper have their numbers retired, but not Aguirre? All three were among the "first Mavs" that made the franchise relevant almost immediately. And Aguirre was by far the best of them.

Sure, Davis and Harper played longer with the Mavs, but Aguirre got traded. Did he ask out or was his departure somewhat "ugly"? Has anyone (Cuban?) ever commented on this?
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Post#7 » by Mr B » Sat Aug 28, 2021 4:02 pm

-Luke- wrote:As someone who has only been an NBA fan since the late '90s: is there any reasonable reason why Davis and Harper have their numbers retired, but not Aguirre? All three were among the "first Mavs" that made the franchise relevant almost immediately. And Aguirre was by far the best of them.

Sure, Davis and Harper played longer with the Mavs, but Aguirre got traded. Did he ask out or was his departure somewhat "ugly"? Has anyone (Cuban?) ever commented on this?

The reason is Aguirre never wanted to play here. He was a star that did not like playing for the Mavs. He made that known during his time in Dallas too. He didn’t get along with Dick Motta, or even some of his teammates like Blackman. He was a huge malcontent while in Dallas. Don Carter really liked him though so eventually conceded and traded him to Detroit for Adrian Dantley. He won two rings in Detroit.


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Post#8 » by fuller4379 » Sun Aug 29, 2021 9:19 pm

Retired numbers:

No. 12 Derek Harper
In 12 seasons with the Mavs, Derek Harper averaged 14.4 points, 5.9 assists and 1.8 steals in 872 games while shooting 46.9 percent from the field. He’s one of the best point guards in franchise history.

Harper is currently Dallas’ television analyst. He’s been in the role with Fox Sports since 2005. Harper is also the franchise leader in assists with 5,111 and steals with 1,551.

No. 15 Brad Davis
Brad Davis appeared in 883 games with the Mavs. He finished his Dallas career with solid averages of 8.6 points and 5.1 assists over 12 seasons.

Davis does radio for the Mavs at the moment. He is seventh in franchise history in points scored with 7,623

No. 22 Rolando Blackman
A four-time All-Star, Rolando Blackman averaged 19.2 points, 3.6 boards and 3.2 assists in 865 games with the Mavs. The shooting guard played 11 seasons in Dallas.

Blackman scored 16,643 points with the Mavs. He’s second in franchise history in points behind Nowitzki.

No. 24 Kobe Bryant
Mark Cuban said the franchise was retiring No. 24 to honor Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who tragically passed away in a helicopter crash in January of 2020.



The Mavericks need to unretire numbers 15 and 24. Retiring Kobe's number was stupid and Davis was just a glue guy without much talent.

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