Granted, when they are winning, it’s easy to love them!!! But the truth is, we love them all the time, even when they are not. Give me a little J.J. Barea and I am a happy girl!!!
Part of why we love them is that we have an almost “personal” relationship with them. A couple of years ago, we had the honor of going “back stage” if you will, right after Coach Carlisle came into the picture. The thing is, we loved Coach Johnson and were none too happy when they made the change, so we went into this wondering how we would feel about the new coach afterwards.
After an afternoon spent in the locker room, then having a clinic with the new coach, he earned himself some fans!!!
Coach Carlisle working with Chance on his shooting!!
That winter we had the privilege of being a part of a Christmas party hosted by Make A Wish and the Mav’s and there we had the chance to meet all the players and hang out with them for a bit!!!
Note Chance’s height next to JJ!!
At this point, if we were not hooked already, we couldn’t help but be!!!
A couple of years later, McNair randomly found a camera on the side of the road. Somehow….because he’s such the sleuth…..he figured out who the camera belonged to, and it just so happened to be Mrs. Ussery, the wife of the CEO of the Mavericks!! I know, crazy!! They were nice enough to give us tickets to a game that we thoroughly enjoyed.
So yeah, you might say we have a personal relationship with them J