Jersey Monday: Dirk Nowitzki

The Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat are set to tip off the NBA Finals tomorrow night, and going through the rosters, I realized I have jerseys of six players who will be involved in the series, though not necessarily with these teams:

Miami Heat
- LeBron James
- Dwyane Wade
- Mike Bibby
- Juwan Howard

Dallas Mavericks
- Jason Kidd
- Dirk Nowitzki

Now, to this point, the only one I hadn't spotlighted in Jersey Monday was Dirk Nowitzki, which makes him an obvious choice for today's selection. It also continues the 2011 Playoffs tradition of shows a jersey related to the Heat's opponent, in hopes of somehow jinxing that team.

Personally, I think the Finals will go like this: Heat win games 1 and 2 at home. Dallas wins game 3 relatively handily. Miami wins Game 4 in Dallas to take a 3-1 lead. The Mavs stave off elimination in Game 5, then Miami wins the series back at home in Game 6.

Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile.