The 2010-2011 championship series of the National Basketball Association made Dallas Maverick the latest champion of NBA after the team defeated Miami Heat, 4-2.
“Under a 2–3–2 rotation, the Miami Heat had the home court advantage; the Heat hosted Games 1, 2, and 6, and was set to host a deciding Game 7, had one been necessary. German player Dirk Nowitzkiwas named Finals most valuable player. Nowitzki was the second European to win the award, after Tony Parker (2007),” states in Wikipedia.
This triumph, which was televised in the US through ABC with Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy announcing, makes Texas to have produced three teams in the NBA championships. The other two teams are Houston Rockets that won in 1994 and 1995 and San Antonio Spurs that won in 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007.
Since its start in 1947, NBA Finals is being played by winners of Western Conference Finals and Eastern Conference Finals during June of the year. The winner of the championship round is presented with Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy.
Los Angeles Lakers won in 2010 and in 2009, with Kobe Bryant as the most valuable player for two years. In 2008, Boston Celtics won over Los Angeles Lakers; Paul Pierce of Boston was the named MVP.
“Since 1985, the winner of the NBA Finals has been determined through a 2–3–2 format. The first two and the last two games of the series are played at the arena of the team who earned home court advantage by having the better record during the regular season.”
The series was named the “NBA World Championship Series” until 1986.