Dirk, Kidd help Mavs raise championship banner

With a tug from Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Jason
Terry and others, the Dallas Mavericks unveiled their championship
banner minutes before opening this season against the team they
knocked off in the NBA finals, LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
The ceremony was supposed to have been held Nov. 1, but the
lockout pushed it back. So after waiting until their 31st season to
become champions for the first time, the Mavericks and their fans
waited another 54 days.
The Heat were in their locker room while clips of last year's
postseason were shown, followed by brief comments from NBA
Commissioner David Stern, owner Mark Cuban, coach Rick Carlisle,
Terry and Nowitzki.
Nowitzki and Kidd seemed awed watching the banner rise to the