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
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.