Top 50 players of 2012 #49 Jason Terry
Jason aka “Jet” had a another terrific season with the Dallas Mavericks in 2012. His nickname fits with his name Jason Eugene Terry and also his playing style with his speed, attacking, and long range shooting.
- 17.1 points per game
- 4.7 assists per game
- .378 3P%
- .430 FG%
- 1.2 Steals per game
- 2008-2009 sixth man of the year
- 4h all time in 3-pt field goals made (1788)
- 2011 NBA champion
“He doesn’t like to lose. You can see it in his eyes.”
“He is a fierce competitor.”
-Former Mavs coach Avery Johnson
“He doesn’t talk a lot of trash. He’s almost a silent assassin, he’s so competitive.”
-Former Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan
“You’ve got to close down his air space.”
-Legendary coach Pat Riley
“Jason can’t do some of the things Steve Nash did, but there are some things Jason does that Stevie can’t do. Jason’s tried to be his own man.”
-Mavs GM Donnie Nelson
Drafted with the 10th pick overall in the 1999 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks, Jason Terry meshed well in the National Basketball Association and became a key starter for the Atlanta Hawks from 1999-2004; putting up a 15+ points per game almost every season.
In 2004, Terry was shipped to Dallas to to become the replacement for Hall of fame Guard Steve Nash. And got a chance to play with another all time great, Dirk Nowitzki.
From day 1, the two meshed immediately and made a trip to the NBA finals after just 1 year of acquiring Terry, only to lose to Dywane Wade and the Miami Heat in 6 games.
In Terry’s 7th year with the Dallas Mavericks, he made another trip to the NBA finals, to face his nemesis, the Miami Heat again. This time Terry and the Mavs were locked in and focused 24/7 and didn’t allow any beating to take place on their team; and the hard work eventually paid 0ff, Jason Terry finally got his first ring and finally got what wanted.
In the 2012 season, Jason Terry would come back to Dallas for just one more year and wanted to make the best of it. On January 29th, 2012, Dallas faced off with it’s bitter inner-state rival, the San Antonio Spurs.
Terry put up 34 points off the bench, plus a staggering .609 FG% and took the charge in crunch time to put the San Antonio Spurs away 101-100 in Overtime.
Jason Terry had his best night since the 2011 NBA playoffs; game 4 of the semi conference finals against the L.A Lakers when he tied the record for most 3 point field goals made in one game.
On January 14, 2012, Jet also had another performance that standed out over most games. Against the Sacramento Kings, Terry and the Mavs went to work that night. Terry put up 21 points and 3 assists in just 21 minutes and shot 8 for 13.
But however, 2012 was Jason Terry’s last year in Dallas, and his name will never be forgotten. And someday his name will hang in the rafters in the American Airlines Center along with Dirk Nowitzki, Rolando Blackman, and Brad Davis.
Hoop Mix-tapes and memorable moments in Jet’s career:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PHh2tEtjGQ Jason Terry Mix HD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbEfPNU4j3g Jason Terry mix- All of the Lights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae4LasPrAPc Terry’s 05-06 mix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zww3WasVlA Jason Terry ALIVE mixtape
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE08TIt68dA The Jet is on the Runway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM1Z6s-G3XE Jason Terry 2011 Mix – Highlights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyFp219Nj4Y Clutch 3 pointer in the 2011 NBA finals