Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dallas celebrates Mavericks' first NBA championship (Photos)

Cheered on by thousands of happy fans, Dirk Nowitzki, Mark Cuban and the NBA champion Mavericks rolled through the streets of downtown Dallas on Thursday in a parade celebrating the club's first NBA championship. "It's unbelievable," Nowitzki said before boarding his float. "If it hasn't sunk in yet, it will now. ... We're on the top of the world now so it feels amazing. For 13 years I've waited for this moment." After the parade, the celebration moved inside American Airlines Arena for a ceremony with
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