June 12, 2011 BY John Kim
In 2006, the Miami Heat defeated the Dallas Mavericks in six games. In 2011, the Mavericks returned the favor by winning the final three games of the Finals and capturing the franchise’s first ever NBA Championship. Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, and the rest of the Mavericks were all smiles, while a deflated Big Three were reduced to expressions of disappointment and tears. Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki struggled for the first half of the game, only to have his slack picked up by Jason Terry and Jose Juan Barea. Dirk eventually righted his target scope for the second half, hitting clutch buckets when they mattered the most. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, who spoke of multiple championships before the season started, entered Game 6 refreshed and ready for action. The Big Three started off strong, but in the second half, LeBron’s passivity on both ends and Wade’s recklessness made it tough for the Heat to keep up with Dallas’ high-percentage scoring. In the end, Mark Cuban and the Mavericks have plenty to celebrate, and the Heat have a long off-season to mull things over. The 2011 NBA Finals is a wrap, so check out the Game 6 recap below! via Yahoo!