Monday, June 13, 2011

Dallas beats the Heat and wins title: Most of world rejoices

The only question ended up being: Are there that many Dallas fans or did everyone just want the Heat to lose after they anointed themselves the greatest team in history last summer?

Answer: It was probably a little of both.

The Dallas Mavericks used balance and team basketball to pull away and beat the Miami Heat Sunday night 105-95 on the Heat's home court in Miami.

The series had mostly been about Dirk Nowitzki vs. Dwayne Wade and LeBron James. The last game ended up being Jason Terry, Dirk and the Dallas team versus a bunch of guys who kind of looked like they gave up.

LeBron had 21, Wade 17 and their under heralded teammates like Mario Chalmers made themselves a factor in the game for Miami, but in the 4th quarter it was all-Dallas. Terry put up a 27 point effort and Dirk finished with 21, despite shooting 9-27 in the game.

Unfortunately, this doesn't make Dallas a juggernaut-multiple title winning team. Quite honestly, winning the title this season was a surprise, even to them. Sadly, this is somewhat of an indictment of the Heat more than a crowning of the Mavericks dynasty.

LeBron James continues to be the greatest NBA player with no title. And there were a lot of people rooting against the Heat because of him. Clearly he and to a lesser extent the other members of the Heat franchise should have kept their mouths shut last summer a decision we hope they all regret now. Yeah, signing James was a coup for the Heat, but we say now what we said last summer. Hold a presser, announce the signing and then shut-up and play basketball.

While having three alleged all-stars on your team is great for box office and having ESPN follow you all season, telling you that you should win the title, you still have to win it on the court and clearly, the Heat as constituted, wasn't ready for that.

Your highlights from SI.com/NBA.com



Your post from ESPNEWS and NBA Entertainment just goes even further to show just how much LeBron has gone completely out-of-touch with the rest of us...
Specifically, at the 2:53 mark...
((HT: ebonygentleman79))


Someone, and the HQ means quickly, needs to get in front of The Bron and make sure he knows the proper responses in a situation like that...

We're just going to go back to our lives, now...

And while the HQ thinks he was trying to embrace his inner heel, he needs to go about it this way if he's going to try and go all out...
((HT: NWA/WWE/youtube))

2 comments:

Personal Home Inspector said...

Just because Lebron James does not have a ring does not make Kobe or anyone else better than him, one man can't win a championship, Kobe was lucky to get drafted to the Lakers where everyone on that team is a good player, you guys troll Lebron all day about him not having a ring, but hell he is one of the best in the NBA, I am a heat fan but also a mavericks fan Good job Mavs, both team works hard for the finals, surely they did their best, and in every game, there is only one team standing but it doesn’t mean that the other one is not worth it, but this is the reality, there is winner and there is a loser. Thanks for sharing this.

phil cantor said...

You aren't wrong about LeBron, he just needs to stop saying stupid things. His issue is his PR, he's unstoppable if he chooses to be on the court. The problem is, in the finals, you have the opportunity to cement your legacy and he seemingly ran away from it. Dallas played a much better team game, the Heat just proved again you can only get so far with talented individuals.