5 Reasons the Mavericks will destroy the Celtics in the NBA Finals

Dallas Mavericks, Kyrie Irving
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1. Kyrie Irving has the most Finals experience in this series

This isn't Kyrie Irving's first rodeo in the NBA Finals, as Irving went to three NBA Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James in three consecutive seasons from 2015-2017. While it has been a long journey back to the grand stage for Irving, his experience will be invaluable for the Mavericks in this series, as his ability to help teammates stay the course in difficult situations as well as his leadership and poise will pay great dividends for a Mavericks team that doesn't feature any NBA Finals experience outside of Irving and veteran leader Markieff Morris.

This is of course also a huge reunion for Irving with the Celtics, as his time in Boston from 2017-2019 went less than ideal. Irving was also a mentor to now Celtics' superstars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, so seeing things come full circle for Irving is very intriguing, as he now has a chance to avenge his former team in a far better situation for himself in Dallas. We know Irving is a fiery competitor who will take these matchups personally, but he's also very even-keel, and won't let his emotions or any past drama dictate his poise and play on the court.

This will be huge for the Mavericks as Irving is the biggest vocal leader on Dallas' roster, so if he comes out with the intangibles needed to win a championship in these Finals, it wouldn't be surprising if the rest of Dallas' roster follows suit. While the Celtics have amassed a decent amount of playoffs and Finals experience themselves over the last few years, none of them have been there or done that as much as Irving has on basketball's biggest stage, so perhaps the Mavericks may have the advantage in some of the more crucial junctures of the game in their impending series with Boston.

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