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Sports Fan’s Favorite 2011 Sports Moment: Dallas Mavericks Winning NBA Finals
When looking back at all of my favorite sports memories of 2011, I think of many sports moments. As a die-hard Boston sports fan, I obviously think about the Boston Bruins winning the Stanley Cup but I also think about the Boston Red Sox's epic end-of-the-season collapse. But my favorite sports memory of 2011 has nothing to do with a Boston sports team.
My favorite sports moment over the span of this year has to do with my favorite basketball team: the Dallas Mavericks. Though the Mavericks have experienced many great seasons, throughout the history of the organization, the 2011 season for the Mavericks was their best. In fact, Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd helped the team win the team's first NBA championship.
When the Mavericks beat Kevin Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals, I earnestly believed that the Mavericks would not do well against the Miami Heat. The Mavericks obviously had a solid team last year but the Heat appeared to be much better and had a dynamic trio of all-stars - Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwayne Wade.
In the end, the Mavericks prevailed against the Heat in the NBA Finals, winning the championship in six games. As you might have guessed by now, I am a passionate Mavericks fan and their championship win was one of my favorite sports moments of all time. Being able to watch James and Wade walk off the court in disgrace also made that night highly enjoyable. However, in the end, one of my favorite highlights of the Mavericks' championship night was finally being able to see Mark Cuban experience triumphant joy for his Dallas basketball team. Watching many of the Mavericks players, especially Dirk Nowitzki, finally enjoy knowing that they helped their team win the championship was one of my favorite sports moments in 2011. The team deserved to win and I hope that they will repeat their success in 2012.
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