The Dallas Mavericks' franchise has completed 33 seasons in the NBA, and it has been a wild ride for its players and fans alike. Proverbial peaks and valleys tend to dominate a given squad's history, and Dallas is no exception.
Many players have passed through the walls of Reunion Arena and the American Airlines Center, but some are more noteworthy than others.
From horrible 11- and 13-win seasons in back-to-back years (1992-93, '93-94) and missing 10 consecutive postseasons, the Mavericks have undergone their fair share of struggles and mediocrity.
But a steadily improving roster, led by legendary coach Don Nelson and eventually handed to Avery Johnson, ripped off a streak of 11 straight 50-win campaigns and 12 playoff berths in a row.
Two Dallas teams have had a shot at the ultimate prize—the Larry O'Brien Trophy—and the 2011 Mavericks were the first team in franchise history to clutch the golden basketball. Here are the top 25 players from those teams along the way to the upcoming 2012-13 season.