For the first time since the brutality of 2006, the Dallas Mavericks are headed back to the NBA Finals for a date with someone they've already been there with. It's a rematch of the 2006 NBA Finals.
The Mavs find themselves here after steamrolling, and I mean steamrolling, through Portland, Los Angeles and Oklahoma City.
The Miami Heat are fresh off of clearing the Chicago Bulls 4-1, the team that held the best record in the league. LeBron erased personal ghosts in the series vs Boston, Chris Bosh destroyed all doubts that he was a third wheel, and Dwyane Wade actually struggled a lot in the series versus Chicago, it's just that James and Bosh masked it.
I've been through the experts' picks on ESPN, and 17 out of 24 of them say the Heat will take it. Let's see why the other seven went with the Mavs.