Start with this: Say out loud, thank god the Mavericks won a title. We waited so long. We’ll always have that. Dirk will never be Charles Barkley or Dan Marino, and it was the perfect playoff run long after we stopped being able to really hope. It was so great, and we’ll never forget it.
Try this: You know what that Brooklyn Nets team reminds me of? An improved version of the ’09-’10 Charlotte Bobcats who went 44-38, and lost in the first round.