1. Mavs At Crossroads At Cuban Anniversary
The 13th anniversary of Mark Cuban's ownership reign in Dallas will not be remembered as the luckiest.
Not when the Mavericks are under .500 at the turn of the year for the first time since Cuban emerged from the tech world, without warning, to buy the franchise from Ross Perot Jr. on Jan. 4, 2000.
Not when the ever-durable Dirk Nowitzki, after missing just 45 games in his first 14 seasons, had to sit out this season's first 27 games after knee surgery.
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