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2011 Nba Finals

LeBron's Finals Evolution

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.22.2012 | Sports

Sir Isaac Newton died more than a century before Dr. James Naismith ever hung that first peach basket up in Springfield, Mass., but he still may have ...

Jordan Schultz

The Schultz Report: Early Summer Mailbag

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.15.2011 | Sports

To combat the influx of emails I've been getting from you, my incredibly passionate readers, I have decided to start doing a semi-regular mailbag. Bas...

Did Heat Players Attend Mavs' Championship Party?

Posted 08.14.2011 | Sports

Well, this is awkward. After the Dallas Mavericks won their first NBA title in franchise history, owner Mark Cuban reportedly spent $110,000 on drinks...

Jordan Schultz

Dallas Mavericks Are Ultimate 'Team' Champs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.12.2011 | Sports

Dirk Nowitzki validated his spot in the pantheon of basketball greats. His subpar 9-27 shooting performance was but a minor blip on the radar of an MVP series and MVP-type of season, and by scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter, he became the anti-LeBron.

LeBron James Now Zero for Eight Seasons (Satire)

Ian Squires | Posted 08.13.2011 | Comedy
Ian Squires

After "The Decision," Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert publicly pledged to Cleveland fans that the Cavaliers would win a title before James. He chuckled after James latest season ended Sunday night, leaving him still without a championship.

Mavericks Crowned Champions in a Team Effort

Carl Berman | Posted 08.13.2011 | Sports
Carl Berman

The Mavericks won the last three games by dominating the fourth quarter. They aren't the most athletic or explosive team, but they know how to play the game, and they are champions.

WATCH: LeBron Takes On Haters

Posted 08.13.2011 | Sports

UPDATE: On Tuesday, LeBron James tried to backtrack his comments from Sunday night's press conference about people rooting for him to fail. "I thin...

Mavericks Fans Celebrate 1st NBA Title

Posted 08.13.2011 | Sports

As Dirk Nowitzki, Mark Cuban and the rest of the Mavericks hoisted the Larry O’Brien Trophy after their Game 6 victory on Sunday night, fans took to...

LeBron: NBA Finals Loss Feels Like 'Personal Failure'

AP/The Huffington Post | Brian Mahoney | Posted 08.12.2011 | Sports

MIAMI — Good thing LeBron James had that big party when he arrived here last summer. For now, that's the only celebration he gets in Miami. He...

WATCH: Chris Bosh's Emotional Reaction To NBA Finals Loss

Posted 08.12.2011 | Sports

Chris Bosh could barely stand after the Miami Heat lost to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 6 of the NBA finals. After the Mavs won the NBA championship, ...

Mavericks Top Heat For NBA Title

AP/The Huffington Post | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 08.12.2011 | Sports

MIAMI — For Dirk Nowitzki, the resume is complete. He's an NBA champion. For LeBron James, the agonizing wait continues for at least one more y...

NBA Finals Game Six LIVE UPDATES

Posted 08.12.2011 | Sports

This could be it for the Miami Heat. Can the Dallas Mavericks pull off a crucial road victory to win the 2011 NBA finals? Or will LeBron James and Dwy...

How Dirk Nowitzki Can -- and Will -- Save the Soul of America

Steve Kettmann | Posted 08.10.2011 | Sports
Steve Kettmann

If Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks win this year's NBA Finals, as I fully expect them to do, it will be a huge step forward for U.S. sports and U.S. attitudes about the rest of the world.

Jordan Schultz

LeBron James Shrinks Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.10.2011 | Sports

Perhaps it's time we accept LeBron for what he is; a terrific player with a beta-male mentality. Maybe then we won't be so disappointed when he fails to take over in crunch time.

WATCH: Wade, LeBron Mock Dirk Nowitzki Before Game 5

Posted 08.10.2011 | Sports

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James looked like they were having fun before Game 5 on Thursday night... at Dirk Nowitzki's expense. After Miami's pregame...

Dallas Executes at End to Take Pivotal Game Five

Carl Berman | Posted 08.10.2011 | Sports
Carl Berman

In an offensive slugfest the Dallas Mavericks closed the game on a 15-3 run to defeat the Miami Heat 112-103 and take a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals as the series shifts to Miami.

Heat Guard Does It Again

Posted 08.10.2011 | Sports

Remember when Mario Chalmers nailed a long buzzer beater in Game 3 of the NBA finals? Well, he did it again in Game 5. As time was running out in the ...

ONE MORE TO GO

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2011 | Sports

DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki waited five long years for that elusive third victory over Miami, yet there was only a short celebration when it finally came....

Wade Appreciates Mavs Talking Trash About Lebron

Posted 08.09.2011 | Sports

Dwyane Wade doesn't mind the LeBron trash talk coming from the Mavericks this week. In fact, he appreciates it. Matt Moore of CBSSports Eye on Bas...

Jordan Schultz

NBA Finals: LeBron James Shows True Colors In Game 4 Disappearance

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.08.2011 | Sports

In Game 4, LeBron managed to attempt just one shot in the fourth quarter. Forget the 3-11 shooting output and 37-97 total for the series -- that's bad enough in itself -- but it was the manner in which he played that truly excludes him from the list of all-time legends.

NBA Finals: Dirk Gets Help as the Mavericks Even the Series

Carl Berman | Posted 08.08.2011 | Sports
Carl Berman

We now have a best-of-three series for the title, with Miami having the home court advantage. The Mavericks still need to win Game Five to have a reasonable chance of hoisting the championship trophy.

D-Wade Goes Way Up For Amazing Block

Posted 08.08.2011 | Sports

The 2011 NBA Finals is already shaping up to be a classic series, thanks in no small part to games like Tuesday night's hard-fought Game 4, which saw ...

MAVS GET EVEN

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.07.2011 | Sports

DALLAS -- Coughing and wheezing, his temperature spiking to 101, worn out from hardly sleeping the night before, Dirk Nowitzki went through three mise...

NBA Finals Game 3 Analysis

Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.07.2011 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

In the wake of Miami's impressive Game 3 victory, I joined The Odd Couple of 610 Sports Radio in Houston to break down how and why Dallas faltered at home.

Dirk Nowitzki Singles Out Teammate

Sporting News | Associated Press | Posted 08.07.2011 | Sports

DALLAS -- As exciting as it is to watch Dirk Nowitzki make shot after shot in the NBA Finals, the Dallas Mavericks don't want to keep doing that. N...