Get to know your 1987 Dallas Mavericks: Part One

Tarpley Lawsuit Basketball
Roy Tarpley, F

Selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the seventh pick of the 1986 NBA Draft, Tarpley became a key factor off the bench to help All-Stars Mark Aguirre and James Donaldson.

In 1987, Tarpley won the NBA’s Sixth Man award.

However things took a downward turn for Tarpley when he was struck with a drug addiction that resulted in his ban from the league.

Tarpley, 44 at the time, settled a federal lawsuit against the NBA and the Dallas Mavericks in which he claimed the league and the team violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to reinstate him after a ban for drug use.  The lawsuit was settled on Jan. 22, 2009 according to a filing signed by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Hoyt.

Look forward to more “Get to know your 1987 Dallas Mavericks.”

Recap:

  1. Roy Tarpley, F
  2. Al Wood, G/F
  3. Brad Davis, G
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2 Responses to Get to know your 1987 Dallas Mavericks: Part One

  1. […] Part One: Roy Tarpley, F Part Two: Al Wood, G/F Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)MaveTRICKSVoice Of The Seven Woods liveMavericks Keep Jason Kidd, Continue to Defend Devin Harris Trade […]

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