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The Dallas Mavericks finally have championship rings for their first NBA title. "Wow! Looks good,'' NBA finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki said after accepting his ring, kissing it and then holding it high over his head for all to see. Exactly a month after raising the championship banner before the season opener Christmas Day, 11 players from the title-winning team got their rings in a pregame ceremony Wednesday night before playing the Minnesota Timberwolves. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and coach Rick Carlisle, who was the first to receive a ring, presented the diamond-encrusted jewels to Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and seven other current players who were on last year's team. Also getting their rings during the ceremony were retired player Peja Stojakovic and J.J. Barea, who now plays for the Timberwolves and part of the reason the ceremony was held when it was. The ceremony began with a video of the Mavericks being presented the NBA championship trophy at the end of the final...
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