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Top 5 Reasons Why Dallas Mavericks Should Sign Terrell Owens

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T-Time for T.O. to two-step back to Texas

Terrell seemed to be happy in Dallas and may be glad to go back
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Now that the NFL season has kicked off without Terrell Owens, what is next for this team-less wide receiver? If the New England Patriots or another NFL team does not scoop him up, he could play in the NBA. The Dallas Mavericks ought to give him a shot and welcome him with open arms back to Texas, the home of his beloved former team, the Dallas Cowboys.

Since Owens claims to play better than Luke Walton, would the Mavericks be willing to invite him with the season around the corner? Bringing Owens to their ball club could be the ideal win-win situation. Dallas has added new players, including Mavs veteran Devin Harris, but not any as pursued as Dwight Howard. The highly-coveted “D12” ultimately went to another Texas team, the Houston Rockets. Owens needs a job to help him pay off his debts and maintain his comfortable lifestyle, so why not establish himself in a career that enhances his performance of handling the ball well? He is no stranger to victory; therefore, he can bring on his winning attitude and “A” game.

If the NFL passes up Owens, who prefers to join the Pats, then he has the option of entering another league that calls for his optimum athleticism and uncompromising agility. The Mavs can open their gym and locker room doors to the always eager-to-play Owens, who would likely jump literally at the opportunity. What do you say, Mark Cuban and your Mavs, will you give T.O. a chance?

Here are five reasons why Owens ought to join this franchise that has one championship title under its belt.

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5. Cuban shoots for winning players on his team

Brittney Griner grinds and hustles on the court
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Cuban, owner of the Mavericks, has made bold declarations of who to consider adding to the team roster, including Brittney Griner – the 2012 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player who led the Baylor Lady Bears to win the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship – so another non-NBA drafted player like Owens would not be too far-fetched.

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4. Owens already is familiar with the hardwood

Owens has played on Pros vs. Joes and All-Stars
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Have you seen Owens on Pros vs. Joes? When he played alongside former Philadelphia Eagles teammate Donavan McNabb in 2010, Owens looked like a natural baller, and was in fact most recently named MVP (not his first time to earn the title) of Brittany Jackson’s 2013 All-Star celebrity basketball game; imagine how he would look and play in a Mavs uniform.

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3. Owens is a top-notch catcher on the field and the court

Owens as WR for the IFL’s Allen Wranglers
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As a wide receiver for the NFL and the IFL, Owens already has proven his offensive prowess by catching the ball, thus arming him with potential to be the Mavs’ go-to guy for passes on the court and rebounds as a power forward.

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2. Owens has already been a leading scorer in basketball

NBA All-Star Jam Session hype
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As the 2008 and 2009 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game MVP, racking up the most points, Owens also would make a good shooting guard for the Mavs.

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1. T.O. goes “beast mode” 24/7/365

Owens devoted to his flexibility, strength and endurance
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As a phenomenal athlete approaching the age of 40, Owens still stays in tip-top shape by exercising excessively like it is a religion, as is evident in his workout videos on YouTube. While he demonstrates dedication on conditioning and training during the offseason, the Mavs could anticipate that same discipline during the regular season.