Found April 10, 2013 on Crossover Chronicles:
Dirk may be in the tail-end of his incredible NBA career, but that doesn't mean he's given up his will to win   The Dallas Mavericks, just two years removed from a NBA Finals win, have not had the most successful of seasons. Injuries have plagued the team in a turnover that has many new faces on it that were not there just a few years ago. Many Mavs have been deeply affected by the injury bug, with a lot missing significant amounts of games. But maybe the most important guy on Dallas' roster to be out for a good part of the year is none other than future Hall-of-Famer Dirk Nowitzki, who has made the long trek back from knee surgery to play in 48 of the Mavs' 77 games. Having your best player play in just over 62 percent of your games in any season, disregarding any other circumstances, is never optimal for NBA teams, especially the Mavericks, who are in one of the Association's toughest divisions. And when that star is at the ripe ol...
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