Reports: Terry wants Mavs jersey retired; Cuban considers it

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Reports: Terry wants Mavs jersey retired; Cuban considers it

Jason Terry has made his intentions in Boston clear.

Earlier this month, the veteran guard inked the Celtics leprechaun holding the Larry OBrien championship trophy on his left arm. Last week he emphasized his commitment to winning a title this season.

Terry hasnt forgotten his previous eight seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, either. He won an NBA championship with the Mavs in 2011, in addition to being named the 2009 Sixth Man of the Year as a member of the team.

Before he kicks off his first season with the Celtics, Terry reflected on his time in Dallas, a period he would be pleased to see commemorated.

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. If it happens, Ill be grateful."

Terry averaged 17.5 points (47.8 FG) in 32.6 minutes off the bench during the Mavs 2011 title run. For his contributions that season and over the course of his career, Mavericks owner Marc Cuban has not ruled out the honor.

Although Terry chose to sign with the Celtics as a free agent this summer, Cuban appreciated his honesty during the process, according to ESPNDallas.com. After expressing his displeasure with Jason Kidds decision to join the New York Knicks, Cuban told ESPN Dallas Ben and Skin Show he would consider retiring Terrys jersey.

Putting somebody up in the rafters, thats something sacred in my mind, Cuban said. You dont just do it just to do it, to have a big ceremony, to sell tickets. You havent seen me decide yet. I go back and forth on Derek Harper all the time, but Harp will be up there before J. Kidd will. Ive always said my prerequisite was that you played on a championship team for the Mavs. Id say Jets got a shot, Dirks an obvious, but as of right now I wouldnt put J. Kidd up there.

Terry wore number 31 during his career with the Mavericks.

Brown fires up Celtics teammates with tomahawk dunk over Vucevic

Brown fires up Celtics teammates with tomahawk dunk over Vucevic

Well it appears that Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic wasn’t the only one who didn’t see Jaylen Brown’s powerful dunk over him coming. 
 
Apparently, Brown didn’t see it coming either. 
 
“It caught me off-guard,” Brown said after Boston’s 117-87 thumping of the Magic. “I wasn’t even expecting it. It happens. It’s part of basketball. It’s two points.”
 
The play in question came early in the second quarter when Brown blew past Jodie Meeks into the lane and took off towards the rim. 
 
Vucevic jumped late, got dunked on and the Celtics bench went bananas!
 
“It gave our team a lot of energy,” Brown acknowledged.
 
Brown understands part of his job in coming off the bench is to make an impact with effort. 
 
And in doing so, he senses that his teammate’s confidence him in and his game can only grow.
 
“I feel like my teammates are trusting me more, getting more trust from the coaching staff,” said Brown who finished with 13 points. 
 
Avery Bradley likes what he’s seen from Brown, a young player who has shown tremendous promise. 
 
And that dunk over Vucevic?
 
“You’re going to see a lot more of those in his career,” Bradley said. “He gets us going.”