Freaky Sunday: Heat-Mavs identity swap

Five years after Miami's title hangover, champion Mavs now look sluggish, Heat hungry

Originally Published: December 25, 2011
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

DALLAS -- When the hosts were hoisting their championship banner, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade and the rest of the Miami Heat were spilling into the hallway adjacent to the visitors' locker room at American Airlines Center, determined not to watch what was happening out on the floor.

When it was time for the roof-bound pulleys and cables to hang proof of what the Dallas Mavericks won in June at the Heat's expense, Miami's players walked off the court to jostle for wall space to lean ...

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