Dallas Mavericks: Texas A&M Aggies

This might be the last time you see the Dallas Mavericks together for a quite some time (courtesy of the NBA lockout). They'll gather with sport's greatest teams and athletes tonight at L.A. Live for the annual the ESPYs (8 p.m., ESPN).

The world champion Mavericks are up for "Best Team," a stacked category that includes that the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers winning their first title since Brett Favre in the 1990s, the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins bringing Beantown the Cup for the first time 1972, the World Series champion San Francisco Giants winning it all since their days in New York, BCS football champion Auburn Tigers and the Texas A&M women's basketball champions.

According to Patrick Dorsey of ESPN.com's Page 2, since 2001, this award has gone to four NBA teams, the most of any sport, and he's predicting the Mavs make it five.

The other category of local interest is "Best Male Athlete," including NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki, four-time defending NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson, Rafael Nadal and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Dorsey thinks it'll be tough for anyone to top Rodgers.

Of course, that's what they said about Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.

A&M's Sloan gets chance to impress Mavs

June, 15, 2010
6/15/10
12:28
PM CT
The Dallas Mavericks began a six-day process on Tuesday of bringing in draft prospcts for workouts. The Mavs have six players scheduled today, including Texas A&M guard Donald Sloan.

Others expected to workout today are: Duke sharpshooter Jon Scheyer, 6-foot-10 power forward Mac Koshwal of DePaul, 7-footer Chas McFarland of Wake Forest, 6-10 power forward Michael Washington of Arkansas and 6-9 power forward Mouhammed Faye, who averaged 10.7 points and 5.3 rebounds last season for SMU.

Sloan, a 6-3, 205-pound combo guard from Seagoville, averaged a team-high 17.8 points and shot 36.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. He led the Aggies to four consecutive NCAA tournaments. He is not projected to be drafted, but will likely get a shot to play on an NBA summer league team in July.

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