José Juan Barea

Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks holds up the Bill Russell Finals MVP trophy after Bill Russell presented it to him following the Mavericks 105-95 win against the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Mavs Savoring Title Win Before Looking Ahead

Dirk Nowitzki was talking about the NBA championship capping his career wish list and how much it meant after all the heartbreaks along the way. Then he stopped, laughed and said, “I’m not going to retire or anything if that’s what you think.”


Jose Barea, Mark Cuban and Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks share a laugh after winning the 2011 NBA Championship on June 12, 2011. (credit: Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavs Won 1st Title Through Camaraderie & Teamwork

With a roster featuring just one prime-of-his-career headliner, the Mavs won the old-fashioned way, with an emphasis on things like unselfishness.


Dirk Nowitzki (C) of the Dallas Maverick

Wade’s Hip Is OK, Says He’s Not Worried For Game 6

Heat guard Dwyane Wade thinks his bruised left hip will not be an issue for Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Wade went through some of Miami’s practice on Saturday, took part in the regular team shooting games afterward and pronounced himself fully fit for Sunday night’s win-or-else game against the Dallas Mavericks.


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NBA Finals Notebook: Game 4

After being replaced in Dallas’ starting lineup, guard DeShawn Stevenson responded off the bench with his first double-figure scoring game in more than four months — all in one quarter of the Mavericks’ 86-83 win in Game 4 of the NBA finals.


Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Three

Misfiring Mavs: Nowitzki Needs Help To Beat Heat

As exciting as it is to watch Dirk Nowitzki make shot after shot in the NBA finals, the Dallas Mavericks don’t want to keep doing that.


Jason Terry #31 of the Dallas Mavericks drives to the basket against John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards during a game at the Verizon Center on February 26, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Terry Helps Mavs Beat Lowly Wizards 105-99

Jason Terry scored 25 points, Tyson Chandler had a season-high 23 and 13 rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Washington Wizards 105-99 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory.


Jason Kidd of the Dallas Mavericks dribbles up the court against the Sacramento Kings on February 16, 2011 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kidd & Beaubois Spark Mavs Past Kings

Jason Kidd scored 17 points in the third quarter, carrying the Mavericks to a 116-100 victory over the Kings on Wednesday.


Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle questions a call during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center on October 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavericks Beat Knicks For 6th Straight Win

Dirk Nowitzki had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and the Mavs beat the Knicks 113-97 on Wednesday night.