2011 NBA Finals: The Sports Thread's Take on the Dallas Mavericks' Victory over the Miami Heat

LeBron James' motive for taking his talents to South Beach was to be on a team where he doesn't need to score points in bunches to win a basketball game.

He thought Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh would have enough talent to make up for any missteps by "King" James and help lift the Miami Heat to a championship.

In the first half of Game 6, Dirk Nowitzki made only one field goal. Regardless, the Dallas Mavericks led the Heat at halftime.

Mavs owner Mark Cuban and coach Rick Carlisle should get the credit for putting a true team together. By doing so, they built something the "Big Three" tried to build in Miami.

Speaking of Cuban, it's nice to see an owner who truly cares about his team winning a championship team. Whereas in 2006, Micky Arison seemed to have just stepped off a cruise ship to celebrate his Heat's title.

It was nice to see Cuban choose to refrain from communication and put the attention on his team. And when the Mavs won the title, he was gracious enough to give the Larry O'Brien Trophy to Dallas' original owner, Don Carter.

Miami Heat Going Forward

"Stay the course," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

In other words, have a small forward carry the ball across midcourt. Don't adjust to the Mavericks' zone defense.

Don't develop an offensive gameplan that goes beyond fastbreaks and LeBron/D-Wade going one-on-one.

Changes need to be made to that offense. My suggestion is to convince LeBron and Bosh to get stronger.

LBJ should spend the summer developing a post game and CB should think about playing the center position.

If the Heat think they can ride an offense based on defensive turnovers, one-on-one matchups and wide-open 3-pointers by Mario Chalmers and Mike Bibby, they have another thing coming.

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