Heat vs. Mavs … who do you like? Or dislike …

May 27th, 2011

Maybe “like” is the wrong word to use in this case. I don’t really “like” how the Miami Heat built their team, but I “like” their chances to beat the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals … let’s say six games. Dirk Nowitzki will score a lot of points, but LeBron James will be able to slow him down enough to make a difference.

The Dallas players (other than perhaps Jason Terry) aren’t very controversial,  but colorful Mavs owner Mark Cuban is  a polarizing figure.

10 Responses to “Heat vs. Mavs … who do you like? Or dislike …”

  1. Warrior Dave:

    I’m with you in that the Heat will win this series. I have no problem with how the Big 3 got together, especially since they took less money to get there. It wasn’t a smooth transition and all the pieces of the puzzle are not in place.

    Heat defense could be the difference. You really thin LBJ will defend Dirk? I think it’ll be Udonis and Bosh. Can’t wait till Tuesday!!! Heat in 5 or 6.

  2. bb:

    I was one of those fans that was turned off by the whole “Decision”

    But for a totally different reason I am pulling for the HEAT.


    Filipino pride for someone not named Manny Pacquiao–Erik Spoelstra

  3. LanceT:

    I was happy when LeBron bolted for Miami, because I knew it would make for a really interesting NBA season and playoffs. I’m rooting for Miami because I like LeBron, and I want him to win a championship ring to solidify his legacy.

    If the Mavs win, though, I’ll be happy for Jason Kidd and for Nowitski. But I can’t stand Mark Cuban, and the thought of him winning a championship makes me sick.

  4. Dave Reardon:

    bb, did not know that. I also learned recently that Tim Lincecum is part-Filipino

  5. rainbbowbballer:

    I like the Mavericks, I believe that the Mavericks big guys will make the difference Chandler and Haywood, will make the difference and Shawn Marion will be the hero, I hope.

  6. Dave Reardon:

    I’d like to see the Mavericks win because I usually lean toward the underdog. But I just can’t see them winning a race to four wins with the Heat, especially since Miami has home-court advantage.

  7. JC:

    Don’t underestimate the Mavericks. They have also been playing like they are on a mission. I think they have a stronger bench and their 3 point shooting has been unstoppable. Jason Kidd is playing like a 25-year old and they have two 7 foot defensive giants inside in Chandler and Haywood. Seriously, nobody has been able to stop Nowitzki in the playoffs. Udonis and Bosh will not slow him down. Nobody gave them a snowball’s chance against L.A. and they swept the world champs 4-0. Many didn’t give them a chance against OKC, they blew them out 4-1. They also swept the regular season series with the Heat winning both meetings. I like the Mavs in the underdog role. Mavericks in 7.

  8. Pablo Magota:

    Tough one to call. Both teams are playing at a high level. I give a slight edge to Dallas who’s playing great team ball. Plus they may have a score to settle with the Heat after losing to them in ’06.

  9. Homer Bob:

    I couldn’t stand the Heat because of all the pre-season hype and speculation. I never liked Wade since he started putting that stupid sticker on his face (which got banned – hah!), I never liked James since he showed poor sportsmanship by not shaking hands when losing and dancing on the sidelines when winning. I never liked Spoelstra, especially after he reported to the media that his team was crying. I don’t like Dallas either, never liked Cuban. Dirk and Kidd are okay… so I may not watch the series at all, but if I had to pick, it would be the lesser of 2 evils…Mavs.

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