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NBA Finals Thread: Mavs are NBA Champions! :O

From an old article written after the Finals in '06 after Dallas lost to Miami in 6:

"He's (Nowitzki) the reason they lost the championship, because he wasn't the leader he's supposed to be in the closing moments."

- D Wade

"Nowitzki said he wasn't going to get in a back-and-forth trash-talking exchange with Wade. Nowitzki acknowledged that Wade's comments would serve as motivation. "

I guess that worked out pretty well in the end.
Is it just me, or has LeBron aged A LOT this year? Kinda like how Presidents rapidly age when they're in office. Look at this pic from the beginning of the year. He looks a good 3-4 years younger here.





Against Chicago...



6 Days Ago...



[ Edited by LA9erFan on Jun 13, 2011 at 00:09:53 ]
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Is it just me, or has LeBron aged A LOT this year? Kinda like how Presidents rapidly age when they're in office. Look at this pic from the beginning of the year. He looks a good 3-4 years younger here.





Against Chicago...



6 Days Ago...


HGH says what?
I think its cause the first 2 are photoshoot pictures and he probably has make up and s**t on. The other 2 are during the game and a post game conference.
What a joke. Lebron didn't even show up to play the damn games. If he plays his game and finished they honestly have a chance to win the series. He cost his team the championship. Zero heart or confidence. He plays like a scared little girl when it's all on the line. I thought he was over that with the Celtics and Bulls series. He choked hard in the finals. I question him a lot after this. I'm not sure of his value anymore. Regular season tiger. Post season puppy dog.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by andes14:
I really think Spoelstra deserves a ton of blame for inexpicably replacing James Jones in the rotation with Mike Miller in the middle of the playoffs when they were absolutely rolling, as well as waiting far too long to bench Bibby.

A ton of blame for benching...James Jones? After Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals?

The lack of James Jones' James Jonesiness was a difference in this series? Really?

Yeah spolestra is gonna get blame but in reality the Heat are definitely a year ahead of the curve. The Heat got beat by a better "team" that was very well coached.

I think Spolestra will go back and review the whole series and learn a lot for next year. You can't fire him for Lebron under achieving 3-4 games in a finals series. You can't even blame Wade for choking up either bc his turnovers wouldn't have been so crucial had Lebron been Lebron.

One thing that did look bad for Spolestra was how confused the Heat looked at times on offense. I see a lot of teams copying the Mavs defensive schemes next year against the Heat and will realize spolestra wasn't bad, but the Mavs coaching was just great.
  • TX9R
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Originally posted by TX9R:
I like Dirk and wouldn't mind seeing him get a ring, but I just can't being myself to root for a team from Dallas. I really think this could go either way which is something I haven't thought of the NBA finals in several years. Purely on gut, I'm picking Dallas in 7. They just seem to have that thing this year.

Off by a game. I actually found myself rooting for Dallas the last few games. All around great team peformance.
Originally posted by JerryRice1848:
Mavs celebrating in Miami

Were they at Liv? If so, that's where I met them last year after the Spurs eliminated them.
Great game, great series. It is so great to finally see Dallas win a championship, players like Dirk, Kidd, JET, Peja, Marion have all traveled long roads to get to this point and its nice to see them finally get paid off, also happy for Cuban as well. Definetely going to enjoy this championship, I'm pretty sure I woke up half my neighborhood once Dirk hit that running layup to seal the deal.

GREAT SEASON DALLAS!!!
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!


...yea and LeBron's comments were such a joke, you can tell the pressure and the hate is really getting to him. LeChoke appears again...
Originally posted by eamjr10:
Great game, great series. It is so great to finally see Dallas win a championship, players like Dirk, Kidd, JET, Peja, Marion have all traveled long roads to get to this point and its nice to see them finally get paid off, also happy for Cuban as well. Definetely going to enjoy this championship, I'm pretty sure I woke up half my neighborhood once Dirk hit that running layup to seal the deal.

GREAT SEASON DALLAS!!!
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!


...yea and LeBron's comments were such a joke, you can tell the pressure and the hate is really getting to him. LeChoke appears again...

yeah he is breaking on and off the court
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Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
Originally posted by susweel:
Suck it Miami.....haha
When the Super Friends got together last summer, I predicted the Heat would make it to the second round. They've exceeded my expectations. I still don't like how their talents complement each other -- especially Bosh -- but the sheer magnitude of the talent is unreal.

It seems like everyone expected them to win this season.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Is it just me, or has LeBron aged A LOT this year? Kinda like how Presidents rapidly age when they're in office. Look at this pic from the beginning of the year. He looks a good 3-4 years younger here.





Against Chicago...



6 Days Ago...


Eh, kinda hard to judge w/ the pictures you provided...first two are from before game...second two are after game after hes been sweating and busting his ass.
Originally posted by dobo:
When the Super Friends got together last summer, I predicted the Heat would make it to the second round. They've exceeded my expectations. I still don't like how their talents complement each other -- especially Bosh -- but the sheer magnitude of the talent is unreal.

It seems like everyone expected them to win this season.

Of course people expected them to win this season. This is the most talent that's ever been added to a roster from one season to the next...in addition to a superstar that was already there...and they're all in their prime.