Dallas Mavericks Need Psych Evaluations
The Dallas Mavericks are the 2011 World Champs. Someone should this team that, because for some reason I think they forgot. They have not been playing with the accustomed heat and fire that they should be playing with at this point in the season. True, they did not get the conditioning and practice at the beginning of the season they need because of the NBA lockout. We are months beyond that excuse so the entire organization not just team and its players need to move on.
When Dallas began its season, Dirk Nowitzki was less than his healthy, majorly productive self. The reason for his less than stellar performances were cited because of an injured knee. At this point in the season, the old Dirk that we are all used to seeing is pretty much back in the building, and back on the court. Most other players athletically speaking seems physically able to do their jobs and get it done. Still, though there needs to be a change.
I have always thought that team was stellar, and had all the makings to be magical when it counted. Dirk and company like Jason Terry or Kidd have all the skills they need in their back pocket. Where this team needs to work is in their heads. You can start games, and be right there, but when you trail at the half, many times there is no coming back for you. The question to be asked is why. Is it because your skills as a whole has changed? The answer in my mind would be a resounding no in my mind. This team is still the number three seed in the west, so I am not saying they are at the bottom of the heap, and that they need to go home, and stay there, but they need to start playing with a Champion mindset.
You were the best last year, not only because the Miami Heat failed to show up when it counted. You were the best, because you are the best, no matter what the media outside of the metroplex said, or continue to say.
There should be no reason that this current team cannot defend their championship with the skills set that you currently possess.
You are the Dallas Mavericks, and there is nobody that can beat if you do not want them too. Defend that ring, and start acting like you deserve it.