Friday, June 10, 2011

Mavs make merely mortal Heat melt

The writers have all but made this the series about LeBron James. It isn't. Is the underachievement of a so-called superstar and his superstar teammates a story? Yes.

But the better story is Dirk Nowitzki and his teammates.

The Dallas Mavericks have continued their playoff roll, beating James and the Miami Heat last night 112-103 to take a 3-2 lead in their best of 7 NBA Finals series.

It really bothers us that the story of the Mavericks is being almost ignored in the face of James and his cohorts. Nowitzki, in our minds has proven how elite and how good a player he is and then some in this series. Last night he again led his team with 29 points, including going 10-10 from the free throw line.

Dwayne Wade again led the Heat with 23 and James did chip in with a "Triple-double" and all of the copy space in almost every story.

We just want to know why? Why, national writers, do you ignore the team winning to talk about the failures of the team losing...over and over and over again? We know "Names" sell, but quite honestly, they aren't the story. The story is the better prepared and better playing team and that team is in Dallas.

Please stop selling the opponents of the Heat short. It isn't always about the Heat's "Superstars" falling short. Basketball, like most sports is a team game and many times the better "Team" will beat the "team" loaded with big stars and big egos.

Just my 2-cents.

Game 6 is Sunday night in Miami.

Here's your highlights. Thanks NBAHighlights/YouTube:

OSG fav Dale Hanson of WFAA-TV in Dallas and Bob Ortegel analyze game 5. (Thanks WFAA-TV)

Post game sound with Dirk Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler and Jason Terry on one win away from the title. (Thanks NBC

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