Dallas Mavericks: Best and worst moment of the past 10 years

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks best moment: First championship in franchise history

The glorious playoff run of 2011 was a sight to see. The city of Dallas had something in the air during that summer. The Mavericks proved all of the sports pundits and media outlets wrong by spoiling every matchup prediction in the Western Conference playoffs.

The Mavs were loaded with veterans that were considered too old or washed up. They were at their peak and demanded a title, though. Not every team has great chemistry, but the 2011 Mavericks did.

Not only did Dirk Nowitzki go off, but it was also the team chemistry that went ballistic. Shawn Marion, Jason Kidd, Peja Stojakovic, and Jason Terry were still looking for their first rings. The doubt by the media only added more motivation to play the best basketball of their careers.

The blowout of the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers was some of the most exciting basketball in Dallas history.

As all the attention was on the Miami Heat, the Mavs had a lot to prove in the finals. Winning it against Miami made it more significant. The Heat had just signed LeBron James and planned on building a dynasty. LBJ was hungry for his first title too.

After going down 2-1, the Mavs came back and won three in a row to seal their first-ever title in franchise history.

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2011 is looking to be not a one-off moment. The current Dallas Mavericks have their core players set for the next decade. The first-time is usually the most memorable in most cases, but it is going to be exciting when the Mavs win their second title with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis as the leaders of the future.