Emu Oil Helps Dallas Mavericks Outsoar Soreness

Perched precariously at the bottom of the National Basketball Association's Western Conference for the whole season, the Dallas Mavericks have been searching for a cure to what's ailing them. Heirs to all the bumps and bruises that come with cellar dwelling, the team recently turned over a new feather and found...emu oil!

Nowadays it's not uncommon to see Marverick's forward Tony Campbell anointing his sore muscles with the therapeutic oil before and after practices and games. Since the Maverick's trainer Doug Atkinson introduced the oil, the Mavericks had held 11 of their last 12 opponents to less than 50 percent shooting. They had also improved their team rebounding and offensive point production per game. This is quite an improvement for the team with the NBA's worst record this season.

In a recent Dallas Morning News article, Atkinson credits the team's improved record to the "therapeutic wonders" of emu oil. "I don't know what the record is (with the oil), but it's a hell of a lot better than it was, " Atkinson reasoned.

Reprinted with permission from AEA NEWS

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