2006 - Dirk Nowitski leads Dallas to the NBA finals. Toronto drafts Andrea Bargnani who is scouted as being the next Dirk Nowitski (yeah how'd that turn out)
2007 - Jason Kapono, a season after being an important part of the Miami heats championship over the Dallas Mavericks, proceeds to win the 3pt shooting competition over Dirk Nowitski. That offseason is then signed by the Toronto Raptors for 4 years at 6 million per. (later considered by many to be one of the worst signings in Toronto's brief history until......)
2009 - Hedo Turkoglu is traded (signed) to the Toronto Raptors, in a complex deal, in part facilitated by the Dallas Mavericks. (somehow the Jason Kapono signing now looks like a steal.....)
2010 - BC attempts to trade Jose Calderon for Tyson Chandler. A final minute change of heart leads to an end to the deal. Tyson Chandler is then traded to the Dallas Mavericks for, what turns out to be, nothing but cap space and helps lead the Mavs to a title. (nice work their Jordan)
2011 - Toronto Raptors end their season with one of their worst records in history. Much discussion is brought up about Andrea Bargnani possibly being traded. He is no longer "untouchable". Head Coach Jay Triano fired. (YES!!!!! the rebuild begins)
- Dallas Mavericks proceed to defeat the Axis of Evil thanks in part due to their defensive minded assistant coach Dwane Casey and the great play of Dirk Nowitski.
Offseason for the Raps since:
-hire Dwane Casey who is thought to be able to hide Andrea Bargnani like he did Dirk (yeah right)
-build a team "Dallas Mavericks" style, especially defensively (potentially using a lot of zone defense) to facilitate the 'Dirk hiding' (come on now really?)
-draft Jonas V. (not bad) who coach Casey thinks can become the next 'Tyson Chandler' (what?) beside the next 'Dirk Nowitski' (damn it!).
I now officially hate the Mark Cuban. Everything he touchs makes the Raps drop trou. Wonder if he laughs at us?