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Mavs' most memorable stories of 2011

A look back at how the team transformed from perennial playoff flops to NBA champions

Updated: December 29, 2011, 6:02 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

The year 2011 served to legitimize the Dallas Mavericks' ascent from NBA laughingstock to perennial contender during the Dirk Nowitzki/Mark Cuban era.

Once perceived as a soft team that wilted under playoff pressure, the Mavs' title run was a true testament to mental toughness and teamwork.

With that, here are the most memorable Mavs stories from 2011:

10. Mavs remodel the roster after the lockout. So much for the feel-good vibe of keeping the championship band together. That ...

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