NBA Finals 2011: 10 Reasons the Dallas Mavericks Are Better Than the Miami Heat

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NBA Finals 2011: 10 Reasons the Dallas Mavericks Are Better Than the Miami Heat
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Almost every "expert" and sports media personality is picking against the Mavericks right now. This should come as no surprise to anyone.

No team has received as much unbridled adoration from ESPN and the rest of the media as the Miami Heat over the last month.

No team has been doubted and discredited as much as the Dallas Mavericks.

They all picked against Dallas in the first round against Portland.  Dallas won that series 4-2.

They picked against them in the second round against the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers.  That series was a convincing sweep.

Even after steamrolling Kobe and the Lakers, the anti-Mavericks didn't get any more quiet.  The younger and more athletic Oklahoma City Thunder were supposed to have little trouble with the decrepit Mavs.

Now, everyone's picking against them again.  But I'm going to give you 10 reasons the Mavericks are the better team in this series...

 

You can follow Andy Bailey on Twitter   @_Andy_Bailey

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