Before deciding to sign with the Boston Celtics, Jason Terry spent eight years with the Dallas Mavericks. In those eight years, Terry won a NBA championship and was consistently one of the best sixth men in the league. Those credentials are nothing to scoff at. There are plenty of players in the league that would love to have a NBA championship and be regarded as one of the best sixth men in the game. But are those credentials worthy of having your jersey retired?
Jason Terry says yes. And he hopes that’s what the Mavericks decide to do with his #31 jersey.
“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.’’
“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 was indeed an integral part of the 2006 Mavericks that lost in the Finals to the Miami Heat, as well as the 2011 squad that beat the Heat. So he’s right, he’s done a lot for the Mavericks franchise. But do the Mavericks feel he’s done enough to have his jersey retired?