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Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks takes a jump shot over Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks during the game on February 19, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lin Leads Knicks Past Defending Champion Mavericks, 104-97

Jeremy Lin scored 28 points and added a career-high 14 assists as the Knicks took down the defending champion Mavericks, 104-97.

WFAN–02/19/2012

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LeBron Lifts Heat Past Mavs 105-94

LeBron James and the Miami Heat couldn’t keep the Dallas Mavericks from winning the most recent NBA championship. They did a nice job, however, of getting the Mavs’ title defense off to an ugly start.

WFAN–12/25/2011

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Kallas Remarks: LeBron James Still Doesn’t Get It

While we should focus on how good Dallas was (as opposed to how bad LeBron James was), it’s hard to listen to LeBron talk and not root against the guy.

WFAN–06/14/2011

Miami Heat's LeBron James hugs teammate Dwyane Wade (3) after Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Sunday, June 12, 2011, in Miami. The Mavericks won 105-95 to win the series. (credit: AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Schmeelk: Does The Heat’s Winning Formula Include LeBron James?

Before we start, everyone needs to slow their roll. LeBron James had a bad series but he is still a great player.

WFAN–06/14/2011

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat talks to the media following Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals on June 12, 2011 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat 105-95 to win the NBA Championship. (credit: Bruce Yeung/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derek Harper: ‘Immature’ LeBron James Lacks ‘Game’ To Win Championship Alone

LeBron James took his talents to South Beach to win titles, so he’d have All-Star help around him. Former Mavericks point guard Derek Harper told WFAN’s Benigno & Roberts that LeBron made the right move — King James just doesn’t have what it takes to do it alone.

WFAN–06/13/2011

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B&C Morning Show: Dirk’s Greatness, LeBron’s Charmed Life And A Tear Jerker

Jerry Recco worked through multiple distractions and went on to deliver a fantastic update on Monday, highlighted by the Dallas Mavericks being crowned NBA Champions in South Beach.

WFAN–06/13/2011

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B&C Morning Show: Dirk Nowitzki Takes Mavericks To South Beach, Wins A Championship

The Dallas Mavericks beat the Heat last night in Miami 105-95. By doing so, they captured the franchise’s first ever NBA championship. Dirk Nowitzki was named the NBA Finals MVP and LeBron James’ image took a huge, huge hit.

WFAN–06/13/2011

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Nowitzki Says Wade, James ‘Childish … Ignorant’

Dirk Nowitzki said Saturday that Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were “a little childish, a little ignorant” in a video that appears to show them mocking the Mavericks star’s recent illness.

WFAN–06/12/2011

Dirk Nowitzki (C) of the Dallas Mavericks is defended Udonis Haslem (R) and Mike Miller (L) of the Miami Heat during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the AmericanAirlines Center in Dallas on June 9, 2011. Nowitzki scored 29 points and Jason Terry had 21 points to lead Dallas to a 112-103 win over Miami that put the Mavericks on the brink of the first NBA title in franchise history. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Mavericks Overcome LeBron James’ Triple-Double, Lead NBA Finals 3-2

Dirk Nowitzki waited five long years for that elusive third victory over Miami, yet there was only a short celebration when it finally came. He briefly thrust both arms in the air, a sea of blue screaming around him, but then quickly walked off the floor.

WFAN–06/10/2011

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Schmeelk: Finals Swinging In Mavericks Favor

The NBA Finals are down to a three-game series, with the final two in Miami. One trend is abundantly clear: these two teams are so close in talent level that these games are going to be very, very close.

WFAN–06/09/2011

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LeBron James Held To Mere 8 Points In Heat’s NBA Finals Game 4 Loss

LeBron James was leaning against a wall outside the Miami Heat locker room on Tuesday morning, talking about how he believes his personal statistics do not matter. This one did.

WFAN–06/08/2011

Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks drives for a shot attempt against Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the 2011 NBA Finals. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Simple Solution For The Mavericks – Help Dirk Nowitzki!

Sometimes the NBA is complicated. Other times it’s simple. This is one of those simple times. If the Mavericks want to make any sort of run in this series, they’ll need to shoot the ball better.

WFAN–06/07/2011

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Wade, Heat Beat Mavericks 88-86, Lead Finals 2-1

Bosh made a 16-foot, go-ahead jumper from the baseline with 39.6 seconds left and Haslem pestered Dirk Nowitzki the rest of the way as the Heat held on for an 88-86 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

WFAN–06/05/2011

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Schmeelk: Heat’s ‘Heroes’ Come Up Short

We’re going to find something out about the Heat, now that they are facing some true adversity for the first time in the playoffs. Will they come together like a team or will their stars all try to be heroes?

WFAN–06/03/2011

Jason Kidd #2 and Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks celebrate as Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat lays on the court after missing a last-second shot as the Maverics defeat the Heat 95-93 in Game Two of the 2011 NBA Finals on June 2, 2011 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Meltdown Hands Mavericks Game 2 Of NBA Finals

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were rejoicing for the entirety of their walk from the Dallas bench to the Miami bench. Heat players spilled onto the floor, many with fists in the air. Miami 88, Dallas 73, 7:14 remaining. Game over, right? Not a chance.

WFAN–06/03/2011

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