He’s lived his dream of being the television play-by-play voice of the Dallas Mavericks for nearly two decades, but that isn’t why Mark Followill appreciates being associated with the 2011 NBA Champions. In fact, it has nothing to do with basketball.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been on the forefront over the last few months attacking issues our society is facing. From trying to help small businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic, to participating with some of his players in a ‘Black Lives Matter’ rally in Dallas, to speaking out against the systemic racial oppression in the United States, to holding community conversations on how we can improve race relations to donating money to those in need, Cuban has been quite the leader.
And if there’s anyone to choose the perfect words to describe the impact the Mavericks owner and organization are having on the issues of today, it’s Mark Followill.
I’m grateful he sat down to share his perspective on these impactful social issues and while we were at it, he divulged why the NBA “bubble” will be so important to Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, plus explains why Dirk Nowitzki is the best ‘ambassador’ the Dallas Mavericks could’ve ever hoped for.
I could talk to Mark for hours about a multitude of things, but thankful he carved out time to share his perspective on a few topics. The next item on the agenda for him is to get that signature baritone voice back on the air calling Mavericks games and it appears that’s coming sooner rather than later.