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In this June 12, 2011 file photo, Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki holds up the championship trophy after Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the Miami Heat in Miami. The Mavericks won 105-95 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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In this June 12, 2011 file photo, Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki holds up the championship trophy after Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the Miami Heat in Miami. The Mavericks won 105-95 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

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