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Entering this season, everyone including this humble narrator was weary on Dirk Nowitzki, which is a weird thing to be for a healthy reigning NBA Finals MVP. He’s 33, which ain’t young, but he’s not 43. To call what Dirk has done in the first third of the season a slump is putting it kindly. There is a slump and then there is season lows in just about any category you would care about. He’s Dirk. He’s still this team’s leader, but a collapse of this proportion from a bona-fide, basically healthy superstar is unheard of. And fantasy owners have started seriously wondering what to do and how to do it. It’s stinky, even for Dallas where everyhing smells like beef jerky. At this point, there are two options: 1) close your eyes, hang onto your butt and pray Nowitzki hits his stride toute suite and 2) get what you can from someone who’s willing to do no. 1. Only you know who you are. Me? I’m done. A week ago I was saying buy low. Now, I’m suggesting you sell. Not for pennies on the dollar...
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Friday, Jan. 27 was a big day for Dirk Nowitzki. The Dallas Mavericks superstar didn't play in his team's 116-101 victory over the Utah Jazz that day but he left American Airlines Center with his first NBA championship ring and his sixth La Gazzetta dello Sport Europlayer of the Year award.
After receiving the award, Nowitzki stated that he wanted to win one more Europlayer...
The NBA’s latest regular season campaign, “BIG,” is back for more. In this new 30-second spot, watch Dirk Nowitzki take the court in style. Created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, the NBA’s agency of record, “BIG” is designed to capture the intensity, passion and drama of the world’s most competitive and unpredictable game. BIG: Rajon [...]
The Mavericks big man recently said he would like to play two more seasons but remain in basketball after his retirement, transitioning into becoming "a teacher to the kids."
DALLAS (AP) -- Paul George hit seven 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 30 points, and the Indiana Pacers won in Dallas for the first time in eight years, beating the Mavericks 98-87 Friday night.
The Pacers took the lead for good with seven consecutive points in the first 2 minutes of the second half. George made a go-ahead running layup then had a steal that he turned...
It was less than a year ago the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki especially were on top of the world. They knocked off the Miami Heat, exercising every demon both the franchise and Dirk himself ever had. Now is the reigning Finals MVP ready to retire?
Not quite, but Dirk does have an idea of how much longer he wants his career to play out. Enrico Cellini with Ballin' Europe...
The 33-year old Nowitkzi can see himself playing in the NBA for a couple of more seasons, at least, before transitioning into what he envisions as a teaching role in the game of basketball. From Ball in Europe (via la Gazzetta): “On his future, Dirk said that ‘I’ll play for at least two more years. Afterward, I’d like to stay in the basketball world. I see myself as a teacher...
DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki finally rediscovered his shooting touch. Unfortunately for him, his Dallas Mavericks teammates are still looking for theirs.
Of all the worries the Dallas Mavericks had coming into this season, it never occurred to anyone that the team's best player might drop off the face of the earth. But 23 games into this fast-paced season, Dirk Nowitzki looks nothing like the player who sent LeBron James and Dwyane Wade packing this past June.
Even after a four-game absence to work on his conditioning, Nowitzki...
Celtics fans and Lakers fans may want to avert their eyes because these photos may make them sick to their stomachs.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is Kobe Bryant smiling and wearing the gear of the Lakers most bitter rival. The photos come from Bryant’s predraft workouts in 1996 (note the presence below of the late Dennis Johnson, who was then an assistant in Boston...
Posting a 13-5 record during the month of January has the Dallas Mavericks atop the Southwest Division standings. Not bad for a team that has played well despite injuries to Vince Carter, Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd.
"If you would have asked me at Christmas and the day after, I would have said we're in trouble," Nowitzki told The Dallas Morning News after Monday night...
While Dirk Nowitzki didn’t concede any praise for his Western Conference opponents recently, Jason Terry went the other direction. After the Mavs lost to the Thunder 95-86 Wednesday, the Dallas guard praised Oklahoma City.
“They’re the team to beat,” Terry said of the Thunder. “They’re playing the best right now, and that’s fine with us. For the time being, they are...
While a second consecutive loss surely left the Dallas Mavericks disappointed, they seemed to take solace in watching reigning NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki finally round back into form.
With Nowitzki looking to build on his highest scoring output of the season, the Mavericks try to get back on track as they open a three-game road swing Saturday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers...
During the Dallas Mavericks’ loss to the OKC Thunder last night, Dirk Nowitzki posted the worst shooting night of his season so far (8 points on 2-15 shooting). And until he gets his body right, Nowitzki knows the personal struggles will continue, but hopes that he can turn things around soon. From the Star-Telegram: “So, what’s wrong with Nowitzki? ‘I’ve just got to keep...
The Dallas Mavericks are rounding into form after a slow start.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been at or near the top of the NBA since the season began.
Last season's Western Conference finalists meet for the third time since that series Wednesday night, with the Mavericks in search of a fourth straight victory.
A memorable conference finals between these teams saw Dallas...