Call Me Crazy But… The Dallas Mavericks Aren’t Championship Contenders

March 15th, 2010 by Harrison Moore Leave a reply »

The Mavericks won’t touch the Larry O’ Brien trophy this year. Period.

Their 13 game winning streak meant nothing. Of the 13 teams they played, only four had winning records, and only two of those were on the road. Dallas took advantage of a particularly weak stretch in their schedule, nothing more.

Besides, hasn’t history taught us enough about this team?

The franchise’s debut in the 2006 NBA Finals saw them take a two and three-quarters game lead over the Heat before their double digit lead in the waning minutes of game three's fourth quarter evaporated and they simply collapsed.

The following year the Mavericks became the first team in the history of the NBA to win more than 63 regular season games and lose in the first round of the playoffs.

Some will say this is all ancient history, that it has no im ...

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