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Dallas Mavericks 2011 trophy presentation video

Posted on: June 12, 2011 11:04 pm
Edited on: June 12, 2011 11:28 pm
Video of the 2011 Larry O'Brien trophy after the Dallas Mavericks won the 2011 NBA Finals, beating the Miami Heat, 4-2. Posted by Ben Golliver.


The Dallas Mavericks are your 2011 NBA champions.

NBA commissioner David Stern presented the Larry O'Brien trophy to the Mavericks following their 105-95 victory in Game 6 of the 2011 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban requested that Stern present the trophy to the original owner of the Mavericks, Donald Carter and his wife, Linda Jo.

Cuban then took the trophy, clutching it with one hand, before passing it on All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki, who held it high above his head with both hands. It marks the first title in franchise history and the first of Nowitzki's career.

"You know what, it doesn’t mean as much to me," Cuban said. "I just feel so good for Dirk, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, Shawn Marion. The whole world was telling us we were the one-and-done boys, that we were going to get knocked out in the first round. This team has so much heart, so much determination and so much fortitude that you know what, I love every one of them. And let me just tell you, our fans that came down here to Miami. You guys rock, we heard you guys."

Cuban was then asked why he has maintained silence throughout the last few weeks despite being one of the league's most outspoken owners. Cuban refused to answer the question.

"It doesn’t matter," Cuban said. "Where’s Dirk, where’s Jet? Rick, why don’t you talk?"

He then signaled for Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle to step up to the microphone.

Nowitzki was named MVP of the 2011 NBA Finals MVP. 

Here's video of the Dallas Mavericks trophy presentation.


Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 9:08 am

Dallas Mavericks 2011 trophy presentation video

What a fantastic display of class.  I've never been any sort of fan of Dallas sports, but the Mavs have won my respect.

Since: Feb 13, 2008
Posted on: June 13, 2011 12:48 am

Dallas Mavericks 2011 trophy presentation video

Yeah Cuban is really matured over the past couple years.  The guy went from being abnoxious as all heck to just learning how it works.  Nice show of class to bring the previous owner and his wife up there to share the experience.

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 12:20 am

Dallas Mavericks 2011 trophy presentation video

That may have been the best demonstration of class by an owner in the history of sports!

Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: June 12, 2011 11:19 pm

Dallas Mavericks 2011 trophy presentation video

Say what you will. Cuban is the best owner in sports. Who else brings up the previous owner to get the trophy?

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