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#1 MDI

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 11:45 AM

Don Nelson says Dallas Mavericks could be this year’s Warriors

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The man who did as much as anybody to build the Mavericks franchise — and also shake its foundation — believes this team has a unique opportunity.

If things fall right for them, they could be like Golden State, circa 2007.

Don Nelson has seen this setup before and he thinks the Mavericks — or somebody else in the Western Conference — could join the Warriors as No. 8 seeds who have beaten the top-seeded team in the first round.

"I think anybody can beat anybody, just like when we beat Dallas, we were eight and they were one," Nelson said. "I think it could happen again."

Why? Because injuries are playing havoc with the West. Nelson believes that with the Lakers missing center Andrew Bynum, nothing is guaranteed.

"I don’t think everybody’s as deep as they thought," Nelson said. "Even the Lakers are lacking something. They’re still winning, but they’re not as powerful. ... If Bynum doesn’t come back, they’re as vulnerable as anybody else who’s missing a major player."

That said, playing the Lakers is a gamble of long odds. The Mavs have every reason to want to climb the ladder for a higher spot. Still, somebody who’s been there thinks anything’s possible.



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Edited by MDI, March 26, 2009 - 11:48 AM.

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#2 LA Forever

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 11:48 AM

Nelly is smoking some good stuff. I want some of that.

#3 Real Deal

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 11:51 AM

I ate some Taco Bell earlier. Pretty good stuff.

#4 Pau16Kobe24Drew17

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 12:02 PM

I get so tired of this without Bynum this and without Bynum that. Los Angeles isn't losing to Dallas because Bynum isn't there. They may play like crap and lose to Dallas, but if they lose a series to Dallas it won't be because of Bynum not being there. Some of these clowns act as if LA hasn't won any games since Drew was hurt. Sure LA is a much better team with Drew, but they have won the West without him and won't lose to Dallas because he isn't with them. I expect Drew to probably be back for that series, but if LA loses that series something bigger than Drew not being there needs to be blamed.

#5 SILO

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 12:09 PM

im getting the odd feeling, that hes just setting the mavs up for a pissed off kobe.

#6 LAKERS_14th

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 12:15 PM

i hope dallas stays in that no. 8 spot so much. there is no way they can beat us in a 7 game series and i hate very single player on their team (kidd is okay).

i want dallas first round.

i want to sweep.

i want to watch dirk flop like the [expletive] he is.

i want to see terry cry like the [expletive] he is.
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#7 ILLWiLL20

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 01:09 PM

He just bitter because we swept his team to smithereens this season

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#8 popo

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 01:38 PM

Not.
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#9 lakerstefi

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 02:00 PM

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#10 king_kobe

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 02:40 PM

he just jealous that his team isnt in the playoffs
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#11 ファイナルファンタジ

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 02:52 PM

I guess he forgot we still have Kobe and Pau.

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 03:34 PM

Nelson's right in one respect though.

Any team can beat anyone at any time.

The likelihood of the Lakers falling asleep in the playoffs against the choke-masters that are the Mavericks is highly unlikely, but anything can happen.

For my money the Lakers sweep the Mavs out clean and quick.

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 03:43 PM

Not.


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Posted March 26, 2009 - 04:01 PM

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#15 Kenrae

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 10:28 PM

What do you expect him to say? That he's sure his team will lose?
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#16 MDI

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 10:32 PM

What do you expect him to say? That he's sure his team will lose?


he doesn't coach the mavs anymore lol

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 10:45 PM

Nelly is smoking some good stuff. I want some of that.



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Posted March 26, 2009 - 10:47 PM

Seriously doubt it.

#19 purple_and_gold_fever

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 11:21 PM

the Mavs suck

#20 shietface

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 11:43 PM

Going back to Hollin's quote, it makes sense why you would think the Mavericks have a chance to beat the Lakers. I have seen Kobe go on slumps after not trusting his teammates, which lead to losses or blown leads. Hollin's strategy seems very legit.

Edited by shietface, March 26, 2009 - 11:51 PM.





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