2011 NBA Finals

Mavericks' 2011 NBA Finals Win Further Proves That Superstars Run The League

The Dallas Mavericks are the 2011 NBA Champions, beating the Miami Heat in six games. But that's not an indictment of building around superstars. In fact, it bolsters the current paradigm.

LeBron James Fails, Dirk Nowitzki Prevails, And The NBA Finals Have A Happy Ending

LeBron James and the Miami Heat losing the 2011 NBA Finals made Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks winning it even sweeter, and a classic series full of great stories gave us the happiest ending of all.

NBA Finals 2011: Why LeBron James Should Guard Dirk Nowitzki At End Of Games

The Dallas Mavericks have consistently out-executed the Miami Heat down the stretch of games in the 2011 NBA Finals. How can the Heat stop that? Here's an idea: why not put LeBron James on Dirk Nowitzki?

LeBron James Every Shot Review: Dissection Of A Catastrophe

Why has LeBron James fallen apart? We may not be able to explain the why, but here's a look at what exactly has happened to the Miami Heat star as the NBA Finals have progressed.

LeBron James Disappears For Miami In Game 4, And Everything We Learned Was A Lie

The Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat and tied the 2011 NBA Finals at two games apiece on Tuesday night. But even after more heroics from Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade, all the talk centers on LeBron James.

How LeBron James Convinced A Miami Heat Hater To Appreciate His Accomplishments

As this fan with a long history of hating LeBron James' antics can attest, you don't have to like King James to appreciate what he's done with the Miami Heat this season in leading them to the 2011 NBA Finals.


Heat Vs. Mavericks: Grading LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, And Other Game 3 Heroes

The Miami Heat survived Game 3 against the Dallas Mavericks despite a huge night for Dirk Nowitzki. And if the Heat can win even when Dirk and the Mavericks dominate, maybe they're just the better team.

LeBron James Takes Awful Shots As Heat Offense Falls Apart Against Mavericks In Game 2

Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry killed the Miami Heat down the stretch as the Dallas Mavericks came back to win Game 2 of the NBA Finals. But plenty of the Heat's damage was self-inflicted, as their offense began to rely on LeBron James isolation and some ugly, ugly shots.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, And The Miami Machine Finally Closing In Crunch Time

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks pushed for three quarters, but in the fourth, the Miami Heat, lead by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, pulled away, just like they've been doing all playoffs long. There's a theme developing here.

Miami Heat Defense Turns NBA Finals (And Our Expectations) Upside-Down

The Miami Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the 2011 NBA Finals by suffocating Dirk Nowitzki and friends. It's what the Heat have done all postseason long.

100 Reasons To Hate The Miami Heat

The 2011 NBA Finals are here, and LeBron James and the Miami Heat are one series away from silencing their critics. But before the coronation, here's a reminder of why so many folks are rooting for the Dallas Mavericks.

Mavericks Vs. Heat: Breaking Down Offensive Sets For Both 2011 NBA Finals Teams

What can we expect to see from the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat on offense during the 2011 NBA Finals? We break down their favorite sets and out-of-bounds plays.

Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban Are The REAL Villains Entering The NBA Finals

You think the Miami Heat are wearing the black hats entering the 2011 NBA Finals? No, the Dallas Mavericks and their leader -- Mark Cuban -- are really what's wrong with the NBA.

Dallas Mavericks Advance To NBA Finals, Show They Are Complete Version Of Chicago Bulls

The Dallas Mavericks have advanced to the 2011 NBA Finals using just one star -- Dirk Nowitzki. The Chicago Bulls need to take notes.

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