Caron Butler almost had a triumphant return to the American Airlines Center.

Right before Monday's game against the Dallas Mavericks, a one-minute video was shown on the Jumbotron revealing Butler's exploits during his stay with the Mavs last season. After that, coach Rick Carlisle praised Butler for his efforts in getting the Mavs off to a fast start last season.

Then, owner Mark Cuban presented Butler with his NBA championship ring amidst a very nice ovation from the sellout crowd of 20,346.