Big brother hasn't been a bully lately

Tide has turned in Texas rivalry, but Mavs still come up short in championships

Updated: April 21, 2010, 4:50 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Over the past six postseasons, the Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors, New Orleans Hornets and Denver Nuggets have sent the Dallas Mavericks home for the summer.

The San Antonio Spurs? Please. That was so early 2000s. Once upon a time, the Mavs used to refer to the Spurs as their big brothers because of the South Texas arm-twisting, and owner Mark Cuban even instructed president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson to construct a roster specifically ...

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