The Dallas Mavericks aren't being spurred forward by just run-of-the-mill normal fans, local sports legends are joining in also.
In a video played inside the American Airlines Center during Game 3, unparalled athletes from the Metroplex who have played on the grandest stages of their respective sports doled out some advice to Dirk and the boys -- to seize the moment and embrace sports greatness by capitalizing on this Ultimate Opportunity in the finals.
The most impassioned speaker was Cowboys great Emmitt Smith who looked like he could have been giving his speech in the locker room prior to the start of the game. Truly great stuff that carried over when he pushed fans to get behind the team and support them, even though they are now down 2-1 against the formidable Heat.
Smith was joined by Cowboys greats Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman, Daryl Johnston and Tony Dorsett. Also making an apperance in the video are Olympic champion Nastia Liukin, baseball greats Nolan Ryan and Ron Washington along with NHL legend Mike Modano, formerly of the Dallas Stars.
The video will undoubtedly be played before Tuesday night's Game 4 -- or you can watch it below. It'll send chills up your sports-loving spine, unless you have no sports soul.
Game 4 is Tuesday night at 8 in Dallas.