American Airlines Center – Dallas Mavericks Basketball
he Dallas Mavericks joined the NBA in 1980-81 and quickly became a competitive franchise. With premium draft selections the team steadily improved through the 1980’s – Dallas looked like a team of the future. Then in the early 1990’s the Mavericks experienced one of the most precipitous declines in NBA history. The team’s descent was so complete that it twice threatened the worst single-season record ever recorded. But with a solid core of young, talented players, the Mavericks are climbing their way back up the NBA ladder and in 2006 played for the NBA Championship.