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Los Angeles Lakers' Derek Fisher tries to drive around Dallas Maverick's Jason Terry in the second half of Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals
Los Angeles Lakers' Derek Fisher, right, tries to drive around Dallas Maverick's Jason Terry in the second half of Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals May 4, 2011 in Los Angeles. The Mavericks defeated the Lakers 93-81and lead the best-of-seven playoff series 2-0. UPI/Christine Cotter
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Jason Eugene Terry (born September 15, 1977) is an American professional basketball player playing with the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. He plays shooting guard, although he also can play point guard. His nickname, "JET," derives from his initials. Terry won an NBA Championship in 2011 when the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat in six games on June 12, 2011.

Jason was born in Seattle, Washington. He was one of ten children raised by his mother, Andrea Cheatham and his father, Curtis Terry. One of his brothers, Curtis, plays college basketball for UNLV. On February 2, 2007 Terry's number (31) was retired at .

In 1997, Terry won an NCAA Championship with the University of Arizona. His teammates included Mike Bibby, Michael Dickerson, and Miles Simon. Terry has announced that he would like to be an assistant coach with his old college basketball team once he retires from playing in the NBA.

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