This Year Is Different: How the Mavs Won It All—The Official Story [NOOK Book]

Overview

It isn?t like the Dallas Mavericks winning the NBA title in June was a big secret, but until now no one within the NBA was talking about basketball and everyone outside the sport was only talking about the lack thereof.

But now it is back to business as usual and everyone is clamoring about the NBA. Talk of the upcoming season is as prominent as Christmas at Starbucks. The NBA chatter is focused on the upcoming season and whether the ...
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This Year Is Different: How the Mavs Won It All—The Official Story

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Overview

It isn’t like the Dallas Mavericks winning the NBA title in June was a big secret, but until now no one within the NBA was talking about basketball and everyone outside the sport was only talking about the lack thereof.

But now it is back to business as usual and everyone is clamoring about the NBA. Talk of the upcoming season is as prominent as Christmas at Starbucks. The NBA chatter is focused on the upcoming season and whether the Mavericks have the legs to repeat as champions or the Miami Heat will come back with more fire than ever to take back what they already knew was theirs in August of 2010.

No one is breaking the radio silence more clearly than Dallas Sports talk Host Bob Sturm. Sturm isn’t focused on the upcoming season. He wants everyone to know exactly how the Mavericks pulled off their magical championship run last year. Through extensive interviews and covering the Mavericks as a passionate journalist, Sturm illuminates what exactly brought the Mavericks together as a team—a team that won 57 regular season games and compiled playoff series victories over Portland, Los Angeles, and Oklahoma City before taking the home the Larry O’Brien Trophy from the Finals by convincingly defeating the Miami Heat.

THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT covers all the important details of the Dallas Mavericks' 2011 championship season, including:

- The transformation of the Dallas Mavericks franchise from perennial loser to NBA powerhouse.
- Dirk Nowitzki's career-long battle to cement his dynasty with an NBA championship, including a bitter loss in the 2006 Finals to Dwyane Wade's Miami Heat.
- Tracing the ups and downs of the 2011 campaign, as the Mavs soared to the top of the standings, only to suffer critical injuries mid-season and a string of losses which threatened their playoff hopes.
- A game-by-game recap of the Mavericks' 2011 playoff run, as they battled through the quarter-, semi-, and Western Conference Finals for a chance to compete for the NBA championship.
- The epic story of the 2011 NBA Finals, as Nowitzki and the Mavs took on Miami's "Big Three," in a rematch of Dallas' heartbreaking loss in the 2006 Finals, and how the Mavericks overcame all odds to win their first NBA Championship.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013839687
  • Publisher: Diversion Books
  • Publication date: 12/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 757,945
  • File size: 808 KB

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