2011 NBA Finals Preview: Miami Heat vs Dallas Mavericks

Posted: May 30, 2011 in Polls, Sports
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The NBA Finals are here and set to begin on Tuesday (May 31st) and we finally have the two teams that will play for the Larry O’ Brien Championship trophy, the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks.

If this 2011 NBA Finals matchup seems familiar that’s because this is a rematch of the 2006 NBA Finals, in which Dwayne Wade led the Heat past Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks for the team’s first and only NBA Championship. Sure things have changed since then, the Miami Heat are without “The Big Diesel” Shaquille O’ Neal, Alonzo Mourning and Pat Riley at the helm coaching. The Dallas Mavericks in 2006 still had Dirk Nowitzki but had no support what so ever to help him beat the Heat and get his first ring.

Miami Heat

Fast forward 5 years later and we now have “The Big Three”, Dwayne Wade, Lebron James, and Chris Bosh all in one team. The addition of James and Bosh gives the Heat more options on offense and defense to make them a balance team, it also takes a lot of pressure out of Wade and forcing him to score every time, these are the kind of moves the Miami Heat have been lacking the years sice they won the Championship in 2006.

Dallas Mavericks

It’s 2011 now and after losing the NBA Finals in 2006, the Dallas Mavericks have been rebuilding around Dirk Nowitzki and worked their way back to the NBA Finals and forget the 2-0 lead “Choke Job”. Since then the Mavericks year by year have added the pieces to the puzzle to lead them back to the finals. They started so at point guard and added veteran Jason Kidd to control and set up the offense, slowly and slowly the Mavericks added Shawn Marion, Tyson Chandler, Peja Stojakovic and a heavy loaded bench roster to support Dirk.

Now that both teams have loaded up their rosters to get them back to the NBA Finals, will Dwayne Wade get his second ring and help Lebron James and Chris Bosh get their first championship or will Dirk Nowitzki finally put 2006 behind him and avoid being one of the greatest players in NBA history NOT to win a championship?? Who do you think is going to win the 2011 NBA Championship?

Put your Vote in below on who you think is going win the NBA Finals


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