Dallas Mavericks win NBA Championship
The NBA Finals are a wrap.
The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat 105-95 in Game 6 to win their first NBA Championship.
Chris Bosh was openly weeping. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were shocked they collapsed so quickly in the fourth quarter.
Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry, Jason Kidd, Shawn Marion, Tyson Chandler, and the rest of the Mavs roster finally got those elusive rings. Mark Cuban, the most outspoken owner in the NBA, finally could rub it in Commissioner David Stern's face.
Instead, Cuban let Stern present the trophy to the original Mavs owners. Classy gesture.
For all the celebrating the Heat did before the season began, the team with two and possibly three future Hall of Famers fell hella short.
LeBron could make all the lists he wants of people dissing him. I'm sure we're not even on his radar. LeBron can say he took less money, even when he still got that Nike money.
LeBron needed to be great at crunch time. D-Wade was more often than not. Bosh played well for a guy that never made it out of the first round and is a lesser Pau Gasol-type player. LeBron faded. And faded.
The Mavs showed that talent is only part of the recipe to be a champion. It also takes teamwork.
Both teams played spectacular in this series. Let's not take anything away from the Heat and Coach Spoelstra. The Mavs and Coach Carlisle were just better this series.
Dirk and J-Kidd have cemented their legacies as all-time greats.
D-Wade's legacy is safe, considering he carried an old Heat team to a title in 2006--ironically, against Dallas.
As for LeBron? He's a future Hall of Famer for sure. Just don't ever mistake LBJ's greatness for MJ's.
Debate over before it even started.
Congratulations to the Dallas Mavericks---your 2010-11 NBA Champions.
Don't mess this up with a lockout, NBA.