Dallas Mavericks celebrate 10th anniversary of winning the championship

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Jason Kidd (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Jason Kidd (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks have qualified for the playoffs for two straight years, but have been bounced in the first round. They are still searching for the right pieces to build a title contender around Luka Doncic. The 22-year-old superstar was otherworldly in the playoffs, but his supporting cast needs to improve if the organization wants to jump into title contention.

The Mavericks are no strangers to winning. Dirk Nowitzki led them to the playoffs 15 times from 2001 to 2016. They made two NBA Finals and won the championship in 2011. The title secured Dirk as the Mavericks GOAT and one of the greatest of all time.

The Mavs celebrated the tenth anniversary of their championship on Saturday. It is hard to believe it has been a decade since fans witnessed Dirk raising the Larry O’Brien trophy above his head after defeating the Miami Heat with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. The organization celebrated the anniversary on July 12. Here is a closer look at how.

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Dallas Mavericks celebrate the 10th anniversary of winning the title

On Saturday morning, the Mavs posted a video with highlights from the incredible night they won the championship. See it below.

It was an incredible playoff run. Dallas knocked out the Blazers in six games before sweeping the defending NBA champion Lakers. The Mavericks still had to get by the Thunder featuring Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden before reaching the NBA Finals.

The NBA released a mini-movie about the 2011 NBA Finals last year. It is a must-see for all Dallas Mavericks fans.

MFFL’s should be celebrating today. It has been ten years since the Mavericks won the title. There are so many memories and stories from that incredible season from Dirk’s last-second layup in Game 2 to him getting revenge for the Heat mocking his illness. It was truly a special run that Mavericks fans will never forget.

The Dallas Mavericks have not won a playoff series since winning the championship in 2011. An important offseason lies ahead as they attempt to jump back into title contention. Stay tuned to see how it all shakes out.

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