>Finally! A Ring to Remember

> Photoshop by Payton Wales MIAMI — For one group of wily veterans, June 12 will be the day that cemented their basketball legacies. For Jason Terry and Dirk Nowitzki, the night’s victory also added the extra sweet taste of redemption. On the other side of the spectrum, LeBron James left more questions than answers. … Continue reading

>All of the Lights

> Photoshop by Payton Wales MIAMI — This was not where the Miami Heat thought they would be when this series started. Flying back home to Miami not for a parade, rather for Game 6 in a series they are down 3-2. If you ask the Heat, they would say they should be up in the … Continue reading

>The Once Future King

> Photoshop by Payton Wales DALLAS — LeBron James was a no-show June 7 in Dallas, turning only 8 points and 11 rebounds. Looking as if he were running on fumes drew comparisons to last year’s playoffs, where it was widely agreed upon he quit on his Cavaliers teammates. Tonight might be his last chance … Continue reading

>Mavericks Find New Life in Game 4 Victory

> Photoshop by Payton Wales DALLAS — One man had the flu, the other flew the coup Tuesday in Dallas. For three quarters in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Dirk Nowitzki looked like something you would see in the movie Dawn of the Dead. Sick from the flu and not sleeping the night before, … Continue reading

>Bosh Last-Second Shot Secures Game 3 Win For Heat

> Photoshop by Payton Wales DALLAS — Dwyane Wade looked like a man possessed June 5, refusing to let the Dallas Mavericks defeat his Miami Heat. But it was Chris Bosh who became the Game 3 hero. Bosh, who had 18 points on the night, seemed timid throughout the night, passing up wide-open shots on numerous … Continue reading

>Mavs v. Heat: Game 2 Recap

> Photoshop by  Payton Wales MIAMI — It was one of the biggest comebacks in NBA Finals history, and the Miami Heat were on the losing end of it. Dirk Nowitzki walked away the hero, scoring 24 points, including the game-winning layup with 3.6 seconds left to help the Mavericks seal the Game 2 victory, … Continue reading

>Dallas Looks to Even The Score With Game 2 Win

> Photoshop by Payton Wales MIAMI —  Game 1 was anything but an offensive exhibition for either team and Game 2 doesn’t look to get any better if for no other reason than Dirk Nowitzki’s injured left hand. Nowitzki, who tore a tendon in the middle finger of his left hand in the middle of … Continue reading

>Revenge, Superstition, and Atonment Are On The Line For The Mavericks

>MIAMI — There is a lot on the line starting tonight, and the Dallas Mavericks know it. Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry are still feeling the sting from 2006. It was a title run with the Mavericks in the driver’s seat, until the Miami Heat came back from a 2-0 deficit to win the title. … Continue reading

>Derrick Rose is…The Youngest NBA MVP in History

> CHICAGO — Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls was announced as the winner of  the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the 2010-11 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award, by the NBA on Wednesday May 4, 2011. Rose, who is only 22 years old, became the league’s youngest MVP. The previous record holder was Wes Unseld, … Continue reading