In sports, repeating is always the hardest thing to do. It is hard to beat someone with the same move twice, throw a second touchdown, throw a second no-hitter, score a second goal and it is hard to win a second MVP.
For many years, though, the hardest thing for professional sports teams to do is repeat as champions.
Besides the Lakers and Patriots dynasties, it is rare that we have seen another team repeat as champions.
This is because of the parity caused by free agency, and a salary cap makes it nearly impossible to even have a thought of repeating.
For some reason, this Mavericks team just seems different, though.
It just seems like the Mavericks have what all of the other contenders lack: They have the experience that the youthful Bulls and Thunder don’t have, the chemistry that the Heat and Lakers don’t have, the versatility that the Clippers don’t have and the energy that the old Celtics don’t seem to have.
Here are four reasons why the Mavericks will repeat as NBA champions.