Sure Dirk Nowitzki is the face of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, but no player personified the joyous spirit of the Texas franchise the way shooting guard Jason Terry did when he lit it up for the Mavs. Terry has never looked quite right in any other team’s uniform during his subsequent stops in Boston, Brooklyn and Sacramento. (Terry’s Wikipedia image shows him, of course, as a Maverick.)
Now it looks like the nearly 37-year-old Terry is headed to Houston to wear a Rockets jersey. That’s too close to Dallas for most fans’ comfort, as expressed well at MavsMoneyBall.com. It’s not that Mavs fans don’t want Terry to be happy. And they don’t fear that he shifts the balance of basketball power in Texas either–he’s no longer the same threat who helped the Mavs win the title in 2011. It’s just that it seems wrong. Like that situation where you’re one of those lucky souls who has an amicable divorce, and then your ex shows up at the party with your worst enemy. It’s not right.