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Dallas Mavericks owner, players savor their moment after long journey to the top

Updated: June 16, 2011, 6:17 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- It took Mark Cuban a minute to find words Thursday as he stood on the stage inside the American Airlines Center, overcome by emotions near the end of a daylong celebration of the Dallas Mavericks' first championship team.

Cuban, cuddling the Larry O'Brien Trophy and his kids, had spent the morning riding through downtown Dallas in a convertible as part of a parade that was originally planned five years ago and was witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people.

Along ...

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