Way back in December, I asked Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle if the team was concerned about overhauling a roster when his Hall of Fame player had precious few prime years remaining.

"I don't know that question is that important to anybody but you," he said. "You are talking about something that is in the future."

Maybe RC wasn't lying. It looks as if getting just one is what mattered for the Mavs, and the future just didn't matter.

Age may not be the end of this fun and title-winning run by your Dallas Mavericks but rather satisfaction.