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NBA final -- up tonight the Miami Heat the Dallas Mavericks and the heat star LeBron James has said only a championship will -- this -- success he's had the success for himself.
The question for us is Willie get one and we have a guy who played for both teams in the finals this year Jamal Mashburn is so with this from Miami.
All right let's start off with a prediction and whether or not you think mister mister James we'll get his first championship that he can win this or what.
Yeah I think they went into six games -- -- think the Miami Heat are just too strong defensively and too many athletes along with.
LeBron and Dwyane Wade and also Chris -- so.
Just too much for Dallas to overcome at this particular point but Dallas -- shown up a strong showing in the playoffs and everybody wants there to win his.
Title as well but.
I just don't think the Miami Heat are going to relinquish that at all they just too talented and too strong defensively we have been made then and Scottie -- write and -- the rest is controversial comments last week the -- -- going to be the best of all time Jamal.
You know what I played had a chance and opportunity of playing -- Michael Jordan and also LeBron James early part of his career when he was with Cleveland.
And does -- -- remember he's a put -- highlight tape book or film Michael Jordan remember all the things Michael Jordan did so LeBron has a long way to go until he -- that Michael Jordan level not just on.
Championships split far as the evolution of his basketball game LeBron to me is more like Oscar Robertson and magic Johnson and he is Michael Jordan and everybody forgets about Kobe Bryant he's out there in LA.
Whose brazen -- -- as the best player within this generation is well.
He's RD wanna quite a few.
LeBron has -- any just yet now.
-- -- this series from -- You know the business point of view in terms of how it's sold and marketed do you think this is -- this one that'll do well will it rate well on TV for example.
I think it does -- well I mean you got to remember to Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat play in the championship game.
Back in 2006.
We're in the Dallas Mavericks collapse and announce the cause of certainly -- missed a few free throws and not being able -- -- so you have that story on there and then you have.
The Big Three Miami were -- -- LeBron James and Dwyane Wade and and to me you know you have that.
Good vs evil as everybody likes to say Miami if you're outside of Miami the Miami Heat it looked as being evil -- you know -- storyline I'm sure a lot of advertises.
Really love that -- the conversation starts to go by the water -- now after game one.
We were shown some video of of Dallas and and particularly Dirk Nowitzki while you were speaking as such Jason -- next Tillman and made me think Erica -- early in your career Jimmie Johnson -- -- Mashburn and Jason kid.
Not to say that you're -- or anything but that was a long time ago and this -- There.
-- and I'm not going -- -- talking to you right now so I'm not -- that basketball -- and I got a chance to play with Jason -- early in my career phenomenal point guard one of the best passes the games ever seen and that includes.
Have been much Magic Johnson in that conversation.
Means Jason -- at the same age I'm 38 he's 38 is glad to see him going.
He's been to the NBA finals twice with the New Jersey Nets when he was they're starting point guard.
So is awfully good to see veteran point guard.
And Jason Kidd got -- -- got about trust.
-- -- opportunity to play for NBA championship put I don't think his number be called the fourth hole -- up that trophy at good.
-- -- you're still taken against them and you played for for both teams so it's a six game series.
Is -- going to be some drama and this are you calling Michael local LeBron shot to win and in the six game -- something we remember about the seriously think at the end of it.
I think there will be a couple of signature moments I think you'll find a signature moment from the role players have been committed -- like Udonis Haslem on the -- -- -- Mike Miller hit in the big time shot.
Which usually happens throughout the course of the playoffs.
But in the NBA finals is going to come down to your stars and that's going to be.
How what was LeBron James perform on the pressure as well as Dwayne wade and we forget the talk about him he's -- already won a championship ring.
And any other side of the coin is Dirk Nowitzki you know has -- of all of his game enough then become mentally and physically tough enough to win NBA championship so I think -- via a few signature moment this is a matter of who crosses that season thus there.
All right Jamal good to talk to you again thanks for coming -- -- this Jamal Mashburn from from Miami.
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