MIAMI FL - DECEMBER 20: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat passes over Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks during a game at American Airlines Arena on December 20 2010 in Miami Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this Photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
After an epic collapse by the Chicago Bulls, we have our Finals matchup and it is a rematch of the 2006 NBA Finals (which also happened to be an epic collapse). Hopefully Dirk and the Mavericks will have revenge on the mind and take down the Heat.
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Who ya got?
Instead of the regular season team that could be counted on to crumble in crunch time, Miami's evolved into a team that can never, ever be counted out. Even on the road, facing a double digit deficit with three minutes to play. Even against the NBA MVP, and the best defense in the NBA.
When James and Wade came together with Chris Bosh last summer, it sparked a neverending argument into whether it could actually work. Together, the Heat polarized the NBA like never before. The debate raged into the fall and the winter, too. This spring, though, LeBron, Wade, and the Heat have made all your arguments invalid.
... In Game 5, the dream became reality. For the rest of the NBA, Miami's an absolute nightmare.
Who will win the 2011 NBA Finals?
Miami Heat (768 votes)
Dallas Mavs (1706 votes)
2474 total votes