Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/9/14
MINNEAPOLIS -- Every time the Mavericks come to town, J.J.Barea gets to relive it.A stunned Miami Heat crowd. LeBron James walking off thefloor, bitter disappointment in his eyes. Dirk Nowitzki doing the same withtears of joy in his.Then came the championship parade and celebration upon the2011 champions' return to Dallas, winding through downtown's heat-blanketedstreets before culminating inside the American Airlines Center. That summer,Barea signed with Minnesota for four years and 19 million, leaving themetroplex a changed man."It's always going to be in my head and on my heart,"Barea said of his five years with the Mavericks. "It was great what we hadover there, and I've got some good friends, so whenever we play them, it'sspecial. I always want to beat them."Barea has remained closest with Nowitzki, the 35-year-old faceof the Dallas franchise who's still producing at an elite clip in his 16th NBAseason. Those two and some members of the Mavericks' training and equipmentstaffs m...
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