In 1891, James Naismith mounted two peach baskets on opposite walls of a gym, inventing the rudimentary version of what we know today as “shelving.” Take your basketball off this grand innovation with today’s GrouponLive deal to see a Dallas Mavericks home game. For $125, you get one ticket in Admiral Suite seating (a $250 value). Choose from the following games:
- Against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m.
- Against the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m.
- Against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m.
- Against the Golden State Warriors on Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.
As the defending NBA champions, the Dallas Mavericks are stampeding toward their 12th consecutive playoff appearance. Through 34 games, perennial superstar Dirk Nowitzki has steered the blue and white cavalcade to a 21–13 record, using his 7-foot wingspan to slam home 19.6 points per game and retrieve stranded cats from the top of the backboard. Veteran guard Jason Kidd captains one of the league’s best defenses with nearly two steals per game, and sixth man Jason Terry charges into the lane dishing out assists and handfuls of raw caffeine to inject his team with nightly pizzazz.
Suite-level seats alley-oop unfettered views into the eyes of Mavs backers. When head coach Rick Carlisle calls a timeout, the Mavs Dancers rev up the crowd alongside a brace of motivated mascots: Champ the horse gallops across the court, and Mavs Man sports orange skin culled from a basketball that was deflated in the line of duty.
In 1979, millionaire Donald J. Carter and Mavericks' founding president, Norm Sonju, began making efforts to secure an NBA team in Dallas. His dream became a reality at the 1980 All-Star game, when league owners voted to admit the new franchise for an entry fee of $12 million and Mr. Carter's entire baseball-card collection. The newly formed Mavs experienced quick success, making the postseason six times during their first decade. The 1990s proved not so kind, however; the team failed to make the playoffs even once. That ineptitude came to a prompt halt with the start of the new millennium, when, under a fresh and outspoken ownership regime, the team set off a string of 12 straight playoff appearances, highlighted by its first NBA title in 2011.
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