The Dallas Mavericks Club was founded in 1980 in Dallas, Texas. Since its creation, the team has been located in Dallas. During the history of existence, players have never moved to another place. In 1980, at the NBA All-Star Game, the owners of the league voted to create and accept a new team to the National Basketball Association.
The fans chose the name Mavericks. The final choice was made among three names: Dallas Express, Wranglers and Mavericks. As a result, the last option received the most support of voters. A group of 41 people who offered to name their home team as Mavericks received a couple of tickets for the opening match as a reward. One of the lucky ones, Carla Springer, said that the name of the team fully reflects the “independent, bright, eye-catching style of the people of Dallas.”
The name Mavericks and the nickname Cowboys are associated with the American comedy series in the western genre called Maverick. It was translated on television screens in the United States from 1957 to 1962. Actor James Garner, who played Bret Maverick, the main character of the series, was one of the co-owners of the club.
The evolution of the concept of maverick is no less impressive than the Dallas championship in 2011. The term originally came from Samuel Maverick, a Texas landowner and one of the signatories of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Farmer’s dissent was that he refused to stamp his cattle. Historians explain this decision by the lack of any interest in cattle breeding, rather than humanistic or innovative motives. Soon, people began to call the unbranded cattle as mavericks. Moreover, this name was given to independent people who were aimlessly wandering on the prairies.
Champ and Mavs Man are the mascots of the team.
Dallas Mavericks logo history
The Texas rebel basketball team appeared relatively recently – in 1980. The Dallas Mavericks logo has been changed three times. Only in 2002, the emblem got some significant changes. At the moment, the primary colors of the team are blue, silver, black and white.
1981 – 1993
In 1980, the young Dallas Mavericks basketball team was born in Dallas, Texas. As the first logo, the owners chose a green ball and the symbol of the basketball players’ homeland – a white cowboy hat. Working on the emblem, designers placed a ball with a big letter M on the left side, and a hat was hooked around the corner of the letter. In the right part, there was the full name of the team, for which the blue color was chosen with a green outline along the edges.
1994 – 2001
It is worth noting that the changes in 1994 made the logo more expressive and attractive. The green ball with the letter M in its center was reduced in size, and the green outline was removed from the name of Dallas Mavericks. It made the Dallas Mavericks emblem visually easier on the eye and more attractive. White cowboy hat remained the same attribute of the team right up to 2002.
2002 – 2017
In 2002, the team completely updated the logo. Its owners got rid of a cowboy hat. The head of the stallion, depicted inside the blue circle, became the main symbol of the Dallas Cowboys. The silver shield through which the blue ribbon with the inscription Mavericks passes became the basis for the logo. Inside the shield, there was a blue circle with a stallion. It is worth noting that the designers elegantly traced a mane that forms lines, transforming a circle into the ball. Also, there was the inscription Dallas in black color at the top of the shield.
2018 – Present
In 2018, Dallas Mavericks logo developers only updated the colors to a deeper blue and gradient silver, which added clarity and reality to the image. It should be noted that the head of a stallion in a dark blue circle, as well as the inscription Dallas Mavericks on a silver shield, remained unchanged. The white star that personifies Texas was left too.