Dallas Mavericks WORLD CHAMPIONS!
I can’t explain how sweet this is. I grew up watching the Mavericks and always loved this team. Back in the day I used to go to Reunion Arena and watch games when the Mavericks sucked, and everyone knew they did but we still went. Watching some old school players like Adrian Dantley, and Derek Harper give the team some hope but it was never enough to get into the playoffs or make it very far in the playoffs. Then watching Jason Kidd’s first attempt in Dallas with Jim Jackson, and Jamal Mashburn, but the team still feel short. Then a guy by the name of Mark Cuban comes in to transform the team and city with his passion as an owner. His fresh perspective gave this city some new life towards basketball. Then watching Dirk play and stay with Dallas because he loved the city and didn’t turn his back on Dallas even when the team fell short season after season. That’s a small portion of why this is sweet. I can’t wait to read the headlines about what they have to say about this team winning the NBA Championship. The odds were stacked against them and no one thought they could do it but they did. Hard work, persistence, and faith goes a long way. The Mavericks did it in a classy way too, they didn’t talk crap or make snide remarks about the Heat like Wade and Lebron did about the Mavericks. They didn’t mock the other players. I can’t think of a better example of displaying class with how they handled themselves in the playoffs and now Dallas has it’s first NBA Championship in franchise history!