NBA Finals 2011: Is MVP Dirk Nowitzki the Anti-LeBron James?

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NBA Finals 2011: Is MVP Dirk Nowitzki the Anti-LeBron James?
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Dirk Nowitzki is the 2011 NBA Finals MVP.

He led the Dallas Mavericks to a decisive victory over the Miami Heat to win the NBA World Championship title.

Nowitzki had a fantastic Finals to cap off a fantastic 2011 postseason.

Throughout the series, many media types looked to constantly convince anyone who would listen about the greatness of the Miami Heat and how they were, at any moment, going to take control of the Finals.

It never happened.

One of the reasons that never happened was LeBron James' sub-standard performance.

What we ended up seeing in this series was the complete and total contrast between Dirk Nowitzki and LeBron James.

In many ways, Dirk is the Anti-LeBron

Let's look at several ways how Dirk Nowitzki is the polar opposite to LeBron James.

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