|The Dallas Mavericks are one of the hottest teams in the NBA. They lost to the Miami Heat in the 2005-2006 playoffs. They are owned by the often controversial Internet billionaire, Mark Cuban. The team has a lot of star power with top players like Dirk Nowitski and Josh Howard.|
The Dallas Mavericks were admitted into the NBA in 1980-1981. They paid a $12 million entry fee to join the NBA. The team's name came from the 1957-1962 TV western Maverick, as James Garner played the namesake character, and was one of the original team owners.
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