The Mavericks defied the Heat, the ghosts of their past, and just about every statistical projection, and won the 2011 Finals. Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd finally get a well-deserved championship ring.
Oh, and Corey Brewer too.
For the NBA, this was fantastic. Dallas is a new face on the championship podium, TV ratings were way, way up (proving once and for all that there does not need to be a Los Angeles or Boston involved for people to be interested) and Dirk is a pretty ideal guy to be everybody's new hero. He's Finals MVP (as if there was ever any doubt)
For the Heat....and for LeBron James in particular....there's a lot of soul searching ahead.
And for the Mavs. Congratulations. You but on one of the best shows in recent memory. This was well, well deserved.
EDIT: I'm also very hopeful this means we can get the 3.7 million Heat writers off of ESPN's Twitter feed. Good God, enough is enough...