This is a ridiculous argument at this point honestly. Because the only way we prove it either way is if the right situation ever came along to prove the point where they enter a postseason as favorites and lose, or enter it and win...either way with Mayo as the best player.
I won't pretend Mayo is the best player in the league, but I have no doubt a team could win with Mayo as it's best player. You think it's ridiculous to bring up a team like the 2011 Mavs. I think it's ridiculous you're comparing a guy who JUST turned 25 to a battle hardened, veteran star who didn't win it all until he was 32. Don't forget...Dirk was 25 in 2003. Mayo has a lot of time to grow and mature just like Dirk did. 2003 Dirk was not carrying any team to a championship. He was just another good, all-star quality player.