Dallas sports talk host Bob Sturm wants everyone to know exactly how the Mavericks pulled off their magical championship run in 2011. Through extensive interviews and covering the Mavericks as a passionate journalist, Sturm illuminates what exactly brought the Mavericks together as a team—a team that won 57 regular season games and compiled playoff series victories over PoDallas sports talk host Bob Sturm wants everyone to know exactly how the Mavericks pulled off their magical championship run in 2011. Through extensive interviews and covering the Mavericks as a passionate journalist, Sturm illuminates what exactly brought the Mavericks together as a team—a team that won 57 regular season games and compiled playoff series victories over Portland, Los Angeles, and Oklahoma City before taking the home the Larry O’Brien Trophy from the Finals by convincingly defeating the Miami Heat.THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT covers all the important details of the Dallas Mavericks' 2011 championship season, including:The transformation of the Dallas Mavericks franchise from perennial loser to NBA powerhouse.Dirk Nowitzki's career-long battle to cement his dynasty with an NBA championship, including a bitter loss in the 2006 Finals to Dwyane Wade's Miami Heat.Tracing the ups and downs of the 2011 campaign, as the Mavs soared to the top of the standings, only to suffer critical injuries mid-season and a string of losses which threatened their playoff hopes.A game-by-game recap of the Mavericks' 2011 playoff run, as they battled through the quarter-, semi-, and Western Conference Finals for a chance to compete for the NBA championship....
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this year is different how the mavs won it all the official story Reviews
To utilize an overly used cliche, this is a must-read for any long-time Mavs fan. It can be difficult to make non-fiction interesting when you already know the outcome, but this book kept it interesting. The chapter on Game 6 of the Finals did a great job of keeping me on the edge of my seat. All-in-all, a very well-written account of a season that I will always remember. A great job by the Sturminator. I have been Sturminated.
The perfect time to read this book would have been before the beginning of the 2010-2011 season or 5 years from now when the pain of the 2011-2012 season has subsided. It has all kinds of behind-the-scenes insight into the team and the organization, but I couldn't see them through the tears that filled my eyes during the chapter about what an important piece Tyson Chandler was, knowing that the Mavericks did nothing to try to keep him.
A competent re-telling of the Mavs 2011 run through the NBA Playoffs culminating in a championship win. Definitely one for the fans. Sturm is succinct, despite some idiosyncratic rhetorical crutches (e.g. - "surely..."), and he keeps the ball moving from a pace perspective. It helped to have the kind of access he got after-the-fact. One day, I'd love to read about this run from, say, Jason Kidd. It would provide more inside-the-huddle color.
Obviously swayed by my love of Dallas sports and The Ticket; this book helped me relive the awesome Dallas Mavericks championship run culminating in the final match up against the dreaded and hated Miami Heat. In a story of a special bond among teammates and redemption this book is a must read for any Dallas Mavericks fan (or Miami Heat hater).
As a dedicated Mavs fan, this book offered literally no insight at all into their title run of 2010. It's a quick read and given the last couple of Mavs seasons, I'm not above the nostalgia of reliving past glory, but if you follow the team at all you'll learn nothing new or interesting about Dirk and company.
Great wrap-up of the Mavs 2010-2011 Championship run. Makes me love the greatness of Dirk even more. And Sturm's writing is much more concise than his sometime ridiculously long questions and thoughts he has weekdays on BaD Radio.
Any die-hard Mavs fan will love this book. Sturm brings back every important highlight from the season and post season that captured this astonishing sports story. I loved reliving the season and the victory!
Growing up an across the board Dallas sports fan, this Mavs Championship was my favorite by any team from that city ever. What made it amazing was that it just wasn't supposed to happen, but in this excellent book, Bob Sturm takes us step by step and explains just how it did.