The Dallas Mavericks were having the run of a lifetime in 2022. Behind Luka Doncic’s playoff heroics, the team was able to make it all the way to the Conference Finals
Unfortunately for them, they ran into a yellow buzz saw named the Golden State Warriors. They were able to take one game off, but ultimately were eliminated in five games.
Despite the loss, one Mavs legend remained proud of his former team. Dirk Nowitzki, the OG European Dallas star before Luka Doncic, congratulated the team on a job well done.
The legendary star echoed the sentiments of many fans after this loss when he said:
To be quite frank, the Mavs weren’t supposed to make it this far in the playoffs. Under new head coach Jason Kidd, it was expected that this team would take a year or two to gel together.
This isn’t the end for the Mavs, though. Far from it: they have shown that they can make it deep into the post-season despite their flaws. With a busy offseason ahead of them, the future is bright in Dallas.