The Dallas Mavericks are celebrating their anniversary. Today 10 years ago, on June 12, 2011, the Texas franchise achieved the first and only ring of its trajectory with a victory in the sixth game of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat of the ‘big-three’ led by LeBron James.
The historic campaign of the team of Rick carlisle, led by the German legend
to Dirk nowitzki, was engraved in the memory of many fans as one of the great deeds of the 21st century in the American league.
The Mavs had to come back twice in those Finals, which started 1-0 down and they finished 4-2 with a 95-105 win at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Jason Terry, with 27 points, he was the top scorer of that final match in a tie of tremendous quality.
Nowitzki was appointed Final MVP, a memory that the current star of the team Luka doncic can’t find it in your memory. “I don’t remember anything because I was too young to watch the NBA”said the Slovenian when asked about the anniversary.
The Mavericks made the playoffs as third in the Western Conference (57 wins and 25 losses), and beat the Portland Trail Blazers (4-2), the Los Angeles Lakers (4-0) and the Oklahoma city thunder (4-1) by Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Serge Ibaka.
When they reached the NBA Finals, the majority hung the poster of favorites to the newcomer Miami’s ‘big-three’, formed by Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
Rick Carlisle, coach of that team, wanted to focus on the present when asked about the 2011 title. “I tell you one thing: we look forward.
We are not an organization that lives from the past and talks about a championship from 10 years ago. We have to keep working and move in the right direction ”.