NBA Finals 2011: Heat vs. Mavericks Series Preview, Predictions, Updates, More

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NBA Finals 2011: Heat vs. Mavericks Series Preview, Predictions, Updates, More
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The 2011 NBA Finals are about to get under way. 

In what may be the most polarizing Finals of all time, it's hard to find any preview articles out there that break down this series from a fair, logical perspective. 

Yes, I know millions of people want to see the Heat lose, but I also know LeBron's jersey sales were higher than anyone else and the Miami Heat's ticket sales were the highest in the league wherever they went.

Yes, I know that a storyline of Dirk Nowitzki getting back to the Finals and the 38-year-old Jason Kidd finally winning are more fan friendly than the "Big Three" uniting to win a title in their first year.

But when that jump ball goes into the air, none of that matters. The winner of this seven-game series will be the better team.

I want you to know that this is not an angry Heat Hater, a Mavericks lover or Heat enthusiast writing this article. This is me putting all biases aside, all storylines, all heartwarming angles to rest and breaking down these two teams from a pure basketball perspective. 

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