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Thank You, Dallas

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This is a Cleveland Browns blog. Tonight, it is also a place where you can rejoice in the success of the Dallas Mavericks and the failure of the Miami Heat. I am a die-hard Cavaliers fan, but this series, the Mavericks were a fitting substitute for me. LeBron James failed to get a title and Dirk Nowitzki shined in the spotlight. You knew that Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert would have a response after the game (via Twitter):

Congrats to Mark C.& entire Mavs org. Mavs NEVER stopped & now entire franchise gets rings. Old Lesson for all: There are NO SHORTCUTS. NONE.

Nowitzki stayed loyal to Dallas. LeBron didn't stay loyal to Cleveland. Tonight, there were no shortcuts -- Nowitzki took the long road and it ultimately paid off.