So tonight begins the 2011 NBA Finals (or, as I like to call it, The Fight To Save Basketball As We Know It, Vol. 3) between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat. This rematch of the 2006 championship round figures to be one of the more intriguing (and well-watched) in recent memory. Can the Big Three of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh justify their celebration party last July with a championship? Or will Dirk Nowitzki erase the memories of playoff shortcomings past with a title that may vault him into the top 20 of all time?
(Note: We had some technical difficulties with the beginning of the podcast, but we recapped what you missed, so not to worry.)