Wang's a Mav, but don't expect much this year

With China's Wang Zhizhi joining up, half the Mavericks team isn't US-born.

Updated: April 9, 2001, 2:22 PM ET
By Marc Stein | Special to ESPN.com

In the little sporting hamlet of Dallas, the town renowned for its super-sized D, you have America's Team. And then you have Team We Are The World.

Guess which group is the playoff team?

Wrong. Not the 'Boys who have reduced Troy Aikman to an Opening Day, first-pitch dignitary. Try the team which starts a German (Dirk Nowitzki) and a Canadian (Steve Nash). The gang with backup from Mexico (Eduardo Najera) and Nigeria (Obinna Ekezie). The traveling band of national heroes who had to ...

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With China's Wang Zhizhi, half the Mavericks team isn't US-born.