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Dirk Nowitzki is back for the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. The supporting cast has a new look.
Tyson Chandler, J.J. Barea and Caron Butler are gone. But the front office has added Lamar Odom and Vince Carter to plug some of the holes, along with backup guard Delonte West. In a 66-game season, there is no telling how the older Mavericks will fare but the veterans know that making the playoffs will give them a shot at defending the franchise's first title.
Dallas opens the season at home against Miami on Sunday in a rematch of the NBA finals.
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James BucklinDirk Nowitzki- If I were basing my votes on the final half of last season plus the Playoffs, Dirk would have to be my #1. And I'm sure he got several top player votes. To be able to move and shoot the basketball like he does, at his size, is simply uncanny, and he has been nothing but super consistent for a long time. He has worked tirelessly to get to where...
In the Western Conference Finals last year, Kevin Durant got an up close look at Dirk Nowitzki‘s wrong-footed step back jumper. Too good a look for Durant’s taste. Well look what Durant broke out in a preseason game Monday. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Dirk Nowitzki is still shaking off the cobwebs. Or the summer parties. He played in his first preseason game Tuesday night and was 2-for-10 shooting, playing 23 minutes and looking rusty. He had skipped the team’s first preseason contest. After the game he admitted he’s not all the way back yet to the Star-Telegram. “I’m…
Kevin Durant is adding an indefensible shot perfected by Dirk Nowitzki.
BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.orgOKC star trying a shot that has been perfected by Mavericks' Dirk NowitzkiRead more on NewsOK.com
Kevin Durant of the Thunder adopts a fade shot he learned by watching Dirk Nowitzki.
After a prolonged offseason the Players and Owners found middle ground, put their differences aside and agreed upon a new CBA deal guaranteeing a shortened 66 game schedule of devilish NBA basketball.
Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki left his German party goers behind, Lebron's balling more-tweeting less, and Vanessa Bryant has finally lasted 10 years with Kobe which entitles her to...
Dirk Nowitzki is back for the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. The supporting cast has a new look. Tyson Chandler, J.J. Barea and Caron Butler are gone. But the front office has added Lamar Odom and Vince Carter to plug some of the holes, along with backup guard Delonte West. In a 66-game season, there is no telling how the older Mavericks will fare but the veterans know that making...
Even though there are only about a week of games in December they are a ton of great NBA matchups in December. So what games made my top 10 list? Find out below.
Top 10 NBA games of December
1. Heat at Mavericks (Dec. 25th) – This will be a rematch of last year’s NBA finals in which Dallas won. Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki outplayed Miami’s Dwyane Wade and LeBron...