Go Mavs Go?
by Clint Watson on 5/22/2006
OK, this isn't really about art, but it's my blog, so I felt like including it.
Avery Johnson is like the “little engine who could.” When he first joined the San Antonio Spurs critics lambasted our team. We could get no respect. Avery was really too little for the point guard position, he had weaknesses in some of his shots. “No team with Avery Johnson as a point guard will ever win a championship” laughed the national media wags.
But Avery Johnson paid them no heed. He spent his summers tirelessly practicing. He worked on those weak shots. Year after year, he got better. He even started getting some respect. “The Little General” we called him. He was the leader of the team. Then we landed Tim Duncan and “The Little General” led the San Antonio Spurs toward their first of three NBA championships. Suddenly everyone took notice of the San Antonio Spurs and Avery Johnson. “Go Spurs Go” signs appeared around San Antonio and Texas.
Tonight the Dallas Mavericks broke my heart and dashed San Antonio’s hope of back-to-back championships. But the loss had a silver lining. “The Little General” is now the coach of the Dallas Mavericks. I can’t despise the Mavs like I could Kobe and the Lakers or Malone and the Jazz.
After all, “The Little General” is and always will be deep down a San Antonio Spur. So while I will root for Dallas as they go forth in the playoffs, I can take comfort knowing that it took a San Antonio Spur to get them there.
Memo To: Dallas Mavericks
Our “Little General” is now leading your troops….your welcome.
Oh yeah….Go Mavs Go!
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