Social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter have changed the way sports fans follow and interact with their favorite sports teams and athletes. Rather than having to tune in to SportsCenter, sports radio or log on to the 'Worldwide Leader,' fans can now get news directly from the teams and athletes themselves simply by 'following' them on their 'Official' Twitter accounts.
Since the Dallas Mavericks are always at the forefront of the NBA fan experience, it is no surprise that players including Dirk Nowitzki @swish41, Shawn Marion @matrix31 and Vince Carter @mrvincecarter15 as well as owner Mark Cuban @mcuban are so active on Twitter. The newest members of the Mavs, Darren Collison @Darren_Collison, O.J. Mayo @JuiceMayo32, Dahntay Jones @Dahntay and Chris Kaman @ChrisKaman can also be found discussing life in 140 characters or less.
The Dallas Mavericks Dancers are now in on the fan interaction and have individual 'Official' Twitter accounts to enable the members of the 'Hottest Dance Team in the NBA' to take their fans behind the scenes on the dedication it takes to be part of the squad. This is also a good forum for the ladies to share their daily activities and Mavs Dancers news such as appearances and schedules for the prep classes and auditions for hopeful dancers.
Here is where you can find your favorite Mavs Dancers on Twitter: @DMD_Lauren, @DMD_Kamwin, @DMD_Casie, @DMD_Brooke, @DMD_Bonnie, @DMD_Kirshae, @DMD_Emily, @DMD_Chantel, @DMD_Paige, @DMD_Ashley, @DMD_Savannah, @DMD_Sequel, @DMD_Rachael, @DMD_Britney, @DMD_Grace, @DMD_Nazlie, @DMD_Meghan, @DMD_Taelor, @DMD_Paula, @DMD_Kristen and Director of the Mavs Dancers, @DMD_Mallory.
The Mavs preseason begins across the Atlantic Ocean with games in Berlin and Barcelona before they play their first home contest on October 15 against the Houston Rockets. For the Mavs full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit here.
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