Dallas Mavericks: What Will It Take for Dirk Nowitzki and Co. To Win NBA Title?

March 14th, 2011 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »
Dirk Nowitzki entered the league with the Dallas Mavericks back in 1998 and quickly blossomed into one of the league's best players, but he is yet to grab that elusive championship and his chances are running thin.

For a decade, Nowitzki has been one of the most consistent and reliable players, but with the exception of the 2006 Finals, Dallas has been unable to pull through in the playoffs.

The Mavericks have advanced past the second round in the playoffs only three times, despite winning at least 50 games every year since 2001.

It hasn't been from a lack of talent that his teams have been unable to reel in a title, either. He's played with the likes of Steve Nash, Michael Finley, Jason Terry, Antawn Jamison, Josh Howard, Caron Butler and Shawn Bradley (Bradley did lead the league every year in times posterized and most times tripping over his own feet).

Over the past decade, Dallas has had the unenviable task of playing the Western Conference, where they had to constantly duel with stacked teams—from the dynastic Lakers and Spurs, the seven-second offense of Phoenix and those "mid-level" teams which would have been nearer the ...

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