The San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks are heated rivals. From Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban making remarks about the city of San Antonio, Spurs and Mavericks fans having heated exchanges during the course of the NBA season, to intense playoff matchups between the two teams, to say it’s JUST a rivalry is an understatement.
However, if there is one player on the Mavericks who likes to toss fuel to the fire is Jason Terry. Well leave it to Terry to continue to add fuel.
During the 2010 NBA Summer League, Terry ran into Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich and had this to say when the two talked about the Spurs beating the Mavericks in the first round of the 2010 NBA playoffs:
It was the Spurs, our rival,” Terry said of the playoff loss. “And then I see Pop in Vegas. We talked a little and that was definitely part of the conversation, them beating us after we got the them (the previous year).”
“It’s eating at me now,” he said. “And until we get to the playoffs next spring and win a series and get to the conference finals and Finals, it’s still going to eat at me.” (source mavsblog.dallasnews.com)
This isn’t the first time Terry expressed his dislike for the Spurs. He once referred to the Spurs as “dirty,” said he takes it personally when he faces the Spurs and punched former Spur Michael Finley in the groin during the 2006 NBA playoffs.
I’m sure Spurs fans are enjoying hearing the loss to the Spurs in the playoffs is still bothering him and his comments will just further cement Spurs fans dislike for him.