We all had dreams as children. Mine have all come true, as yours surely have as well. As for Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler, he has a shot at it starting tonight.

Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas reports:

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This series is a childhood dream come true for Southern California native Tyson Chandler.

He’s always wanted a chance to knock off the Lakers.

“Some players used to imagine themselves as other players,” said Chandler, who moved throughout Southern California as a child and attended high school basketball powerhouse Compton Dominguez. “I used to imagine myself killing the Lakers. Hopefully, my dreams come true.”

Chandler’s first basketball memories were watching the Showtime Lakers, who won five titles during the ’80s. He was in high school when the next Lakers dynasty, featuring Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, emerged.

Looking forward to Lakers-Mavs Game 1 tonight (Monday).

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