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Dirk Nowitzki may forgive Dwyane Wade, but Mavericks fans will never forget

Dirk Nowitzki is set to enter the Hall of Fame this summer, which was a lock as early as 10 years ago. And the class he’s going in with is an astounding collection of talent—Pau Gasol, Tony Parker, Becky Hammon, Gregg Popovich, and Dwyane Wade.

That last name is sure to rankle fans of the Dallas Mavericks and Nowitzki. Wade became an instant villain in Dallas back in 2006, when officials gifted him an astounding 97 free throws in the 2006 NBA Finals. The Mavericks lost that series to the Miami Heat in six games after being up 2-0, a stunning collapse some say was aided and abetted by one Bennett Salvatore (me, I’m saying it).