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The NBA: The real winners of the 2011 championship finals.



First of all, I want to congratulate the Dallas Mavericks for their outstanding play to beat the Miami Heat.  No team deserves it more.  The way I see it, any team that puts a whoopin' on my LA Lakers the way they did in round 2 of this years playoffs deserves to win it all.  Not only does it show that no other team in the NBA could of stopped fate-- not even our beloved Lakers, but in the process we all got to see Lebron James fail to win another ring.  More importantly, this win by Dallas showed, at least for one year, that you cannot just construct a team from scratch, garner all the big names of the game into one city, and go and win a championship. 

Give credit to the big German for sticking it out all these years with ONE team, and finally get his ring.  This win showed the NBA and the rest of the world, that an old team, full of veterans and 2nd tier players with only one true all-star can still go out and beat a "more" talented team, a team built for "multiple" championships.  

I say the NBA are the real winners of this years finals because for at least one more year, the whole flocking of big name players to big city markets did not get to prevail.  Hopefully next season, (whenever that is) we wont see a bunch of superstar free-agents flock to one big market to go and try and win a ring.  I think this win by Dallas shows that the old way to do things is still the method one needs in order to accomplish the terrific feat of winning an NBA championship.  Focus around one true star, get a bunch of guys to buy into the system and play defense, and when it all comes down to the wire, trust each other and don't fade into the night. 

Yes, the NBA should be rejoicing right now because in my opinion, the game of professional basketball will be better off for not having the the Miami Heat, a team of superstars trying to take the shortcut to glory, win it all in the end.  Instead, the gritty group of veterans, filled with a bunch of thirty-something year old players rose to the occasion, and beat the team everybody loves to hate. 

 

p.s.- If the the Lebron to Kobe comparisons have not stopped yet, this series should finally have put a nail in that coffin.

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