A Blog Post that Has Nothing to Do with Business… Dallas Mavericks, 2011 NBA Champs!

If you know anything about me, then you know that I’m a deranged passionate  Dallas Mavericks fan whose career ambition in life is to own the team.   As much as I love business and entrepreneurship, I love the Mavericks more.

About two weeks ago, we (and I don’t say “we” lightly here… I feel like I played in the playoffs because of the emotional ride of the entire playoff run) finally won the NBA championship for the first time.

After going through all that we’ve gone through in the 1990s (being the worst team in the league) and heartbreak in the playoffs in the next decade (losing to Miami in the 2006 Finals, becoming the first #1 seed to lose to a #8 seed in a best-of-seven series in 2007, etc.), winning the championship the way we did this year — bouncing back against Portland after blowing a 23-point lead in Game 4; sweeping the Lakers; making huge comebacks against Oklahoma City; and getting “sweet vindication” (Jason Terry’s words) against America’s Most Hated Team, the Miami Heat in the Finals – was simply amazing.

To commemorate the championship run, I’ve decided to halt all talks of business and entrepreneurship on my blog for the time being… and instead, I’ve created a massive compilation of great Mavs articles, videos, and so on from this season’s playoff run, Finals victory, and celebration.

I’m going to keep on adding to this compilation as I find more good links.  Please let me know if you see anything good that I’ve missed!

Comprehensive Coverage

Complete Coverage (Photos, Videos, Stories) of Mavericks’ Championship from the Dallas Morning News

ESPN.com’s Dallas Mavericks Playoffs Center

Articles

Tears of a Crown: Dirk Nowitzki Rejoices by Marc Stein, ESPN.com

Perfect End for Jason Kidd: Right Now! By Jemele Hill, ESPN.com

NBA Finals Game 6 Retro Diary by Bill Simmons, Grantland.com

How Will We Remember ’11 NBA Finals by ESPN.com

Daily Dime by ESPN.com (the day after NBA Finals Game 6)

Carlisle Pushed All of the Right Buttons by John Hollinger, ESPN.com

Mark Cuban Let His Team Make Noise by Jeff Caplan, ESPNDallas.com

Kidd Retools His Career for a Ring by Johnny Ludden, Yahoo! Sports

Reflections of a Champion by Rob Mahoney, TheTwoManGame.com

Mavs Had Best Player, Better Finishers, Better Team by Gregg Doyel, CBSSports.com

Recap of Game 6 by Associated Press

Dirk’s Deutschland by Nicholas Kulish, Grantland.com

Dirk, Not LeBron, Becomes a Worthy Champion by Bill Reiter, FoxSports.com

Teamwork Trumps Talent in NBA Finals by Charley Rosen, FoxSports.com

Perseverance Pays Off for Nowitzki, Mavs by Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports

Nowitzki Dismisses Insult Eve of Game 6 by Johnny Ludden, Yahoo! Sports

Nowitzki Leads Mavs to Brink of Title by Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports

For Dirk, Soup Does the Body Good by Mar J. Spears, Yahoo! Sports

Quirky Carlisle Keeps Mavs in Contention by Jason Whitlock, FoxSports.com

When Does It Start Being About the Mavs, Not About LeBron? By Gregg Doyel, CBSSports.com

Living in the Moment: Mavs Rally Again by Marc J. Spears, Yahoo! Sports (following Game 2 of the Finals)

Nowitzki Books Return Trip to NBA Finals by Johnny Ludden, Yahoo! Sports

Photos

Mavericks Photo Galleries from the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Videos

2011 NBA Finals Game 6 Mini Movie

NBA Finals 2011: Dallas Mavericks Vs. Miami Heat Game 6 Highlights

The Dallas Mavericks Raise the Trophy

Dallas Mavericks – 2011 Playoffs Journey

Dallas Mavericks 2011 NBA Championship Run

Dallas Mavericks: Road to the 2011 NBA Finals

Dallas Mavericks 2010/11 NBA Champions Mix

Dallas Mavericks – Underdog 2011 Champions Mix

Top 10 Plays of the Playoffs: Dallas Mavericks

Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks 2011 NBA Finals Promo Video

Dirk Nowitzki’s 2011 Playoff Highlights Mix

Dallas Mavericks Top Ten List with David Letterman

JJ Barea & Shawn Marion on Lopez Tonight

Dallas Mavericks 2011 NBA Championship Parade

Dirk Nowtizki Singing “We are the Champions” at the Parade

Jamie Foxx at the Mavs Parade

(Photo Credit: dannyb on Flickr)

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