Ok, so I have had time to recover from my depression and analyze the Finals with somewhat of an objective view. Let me just say that I am still disappointed about the officiating in the series. Wade is an amazing player, and perhaps should now be considered the best player in the league. But the refs treated him as Michael Jordan. All the Mavs had to do was breath on Wade and they'd be called for a foul. Wade needs to win a few more championships and dominate a few more Finals before he's given the MJ treatment by the refs!! The fact that the Mavs can point to many calls (or non calls) that went against them (including the final play where Terry's jersey was pulled as he was shooting a 3) shows that the officiating overall was very poor and Mark Cuban has a point.
Now having said all that, THE REFS ARE NOT THE REASON THE MAVS LOST. They lost because they took their foot off the paddle and let Miami come back in the series with a vengeance. They were up 2-0, and were 6 minutes away from being up 3-0. Then they relaxed, and the rest is history. The reason the Mavs lost is that Wade is an amazing player with a singular desire to win that was unmatched for both teams. The Mavs lost because the Heat's dominant Centers outperformed the Mavs' Centers. They lost because the Heat's role players surprisingly outperformed the Mavs' role players. They lost because the team lost it composure because of the officiating (from Cuban to Avery to the players). And as much as it pains me to admit it, they lost because the Heat were simply the better team THIS YEAR. The Mavs are young and will continue to improve, but this year the Heat were better and deserved to win the Finals.
It was painful to see the celebration of the Heat on the Mav's court. But I was happy for Shaq. Who can not love that guy? On to next year we go!! By the way, with a young Wade, LeBron, Carmelo, Yao, Amare, Dirk and "in their primes" Kobe, KG, Duncan, T-Mac and many others Iím forgetting, is this the most talented the NBA has ever been??
P.S: I think the refs just blew their whistle and Wade is on the FT line, waiting for next year!