Introduced in the 1980-81 season, the Dallas Mavericks franchise has had its ups and downs since coming into the league over 30 years ago.
Dallas has won only three division titles (1987, 2007, 2010) during their existence, but during stretches of the 1980s and 2000s there were few teams more consistently in the upper echelon of the league than the Mavericks.
Dallas also cemented several "almost" championship years, with their first NBA title in 2011.
In the 1990s, however, the Mavericks were one of the worst franchises in the NBA and missed the playoffs every year from 1991-2000.
Conversely, they haven't missed the postseason since 2000, although that streak is in serious jeopardy this season.
Dallas has certainly had their fair share of great players during their history.
Over the course of the last 32 seasons, the Mavericks have had dozens of All-Stars and players considered to be among the best at their position in the NBA.
But what if Dallas could create a 12-man dream team based on the contributions they made to the Mavericks franchise?
Some names are obvious, but others require a bit more thought to pick out the best 12 in Dallas Mavericks history.