Veteran Mavs have one goal in mind

Club has learned the hard way that opportunities to win a title are hard to come by

Updated: May 27, 2011, 11:57 AM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Eight years have passed since Jason Kidd played in his second of consecutive NBA Finals with the New Jersey Nets. He was 30 then and in his ninth season. Never did he believe it would take so long to get there.

"When you come in the league, you think you're going to be able to win a championship," Kidd said. "But there's so many talented players and, the big thing, so many talented teams."

The Nets lost both Finals, swept in 2002 by the Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O'Neal-led ...

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