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NBA Finals 2012: Could the Dallas Mavericks Repeat as Champions?

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NBA Finals 2012: Could the Dallas Mavericks Repeat as Champions?
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With Sunday night's exhilarating victory over the Miami Heat, the Dallas Mavericks were crowned as the new NBA champions after a brilliant postseason full or surprises and upsets.

More than any postseason in recent history, this year's NBA playoffs ushered in an apparent changing of the guard in the NBA, as old dynasties were ousted early and new powerhouse franchises emerged.

Now that the 2010-11 season is officially in the books, the most logical question to ask when it comes to the Mavericks is "What now?" Will this one championship be enough to satisfy Dallas' formerly ring-less veterans or will they come back with the same hunger next season?

As one triumphant chapter in Dallas' franchise history comes to a close, another one begins. The offseason has now officially begun for all 30 NBA teams as they strive toward the ultimate goal of a championship.

Without further ado, the following is a prediction of the chances for the Dallas Mavericks to repeat as champs next season and an analysis of the factors that will contribute to a potential second Finals run.

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