The Dallas Mavericks are part of the 30 team National Basketball Association (NBA). The club, which plays at American Airlines Center, began as an expansion franchise in 1980 and competes in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. The team won its first NBA Championship in 2011. In addition to on-court success, the Mavs are also committed to making a difference in North Texas through community outreach programs and the Dallas Mavericks Foundation. More information on the Dallas Mavericks and their community involvement can be found at mavs.com.