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Dallas Mavericks: Mid-Season Centers Grades

The Dallas Mavericks centers this year have been quite the roller coaster, to the point where the everyday starter is now Dirk Nowitzki. How have the rest of they guys faired so far this season? When the Dallas Mavericks entered the season this year, many fans were excited to see what we would do with […] Dallas Mavericks: Mid-Season Centers Grades - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking...
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An Open Letter Apology To Dirk Nowitzki

It’s Dirk Week here at The Sports Fan Journal. For no reason in particular, we thought we should take some time to show our appreciation for one of the NBA’s most underappreciated superstars. At some point in his next four games, Dirk will join one of the most elusive clubs in all of sports, the 30,000-point club, cementing him as one of the greatest players in league history...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

There will never be another Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki is unquestionably the best player in Dallas Mavericks history and a future Hall of Famer, but now at age 38 and his health beginning to fail him, Dirk himself has admitted to contemplating retirement. This should come as no surprise given that he'll turn 39 in June and he has nothing left to prove. After all, he's widely considered the greatest foreign-born player in...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Biggest surprises and disappointments of the NBA season

The 2016-17 NBA season has featured historic performances, with names like Russell Westbrook and James Harden playing at elite levels, along with many subpar performances from some of the top players in league. Conversely, players like Isaiah Thomas have forced their way into the NBA consciousness somewhat unexpectedly.
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Dirk Nowitzki has amazing response to Twitter troll

Future Hall of Fame basketball player Dirk Nowitzki is in the twilight of his career. At 38 years old, he’s ancient when it comes to playing basketball. This likely isn’t lost on Dirk, who has been dealing with an Achilles injury over the past couple months. Fresh off a performance that saw him put up 25 points against the Portland Trail Blazers, Dirk took to Twitter to put a...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nowitzki starts Mavericks toward 122-73 rout of Lakers

DALLAS (AP) Justin Anderson scored 19 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 13 to help the Dallas Mavericks rout the Los Angeles Lakers 122-73 on Sunday. It was the Mavericks' 13th straight win over the Lakers, who have lost six of their last seven games this season. The game was close for 10 minutes, with Dallas leading 23-22 before the Mavericks scored the next 15 straight to blow...
Via Associated Press
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Mavs' Nowitzki set to play second game since return against Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS -- Dirk Nowitzki is back -- at least for now -- and that is bad news for the New Orleans Pelicans.In his 18 years as a pro, the Dallas forward has been the heartbeat of the Mavericks, always ready to apply his knife-shot, fallaway jumper in the fourth quarter when his team needed it the most.Nowitzki returned to the lineup Friday night on the road against the Los Angeles...
Via Associated Press
December 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Dirk Nowitzki expects to play in December

Dirk Nowitzki hasn’t played since Nov. 25 due to a right Achilles tendon strain, but the Dallas Mavericks star hopes to get back on the court soon. Nowitzki tells’s Tim MacMahon that he expects to play at some point in December: “The thing is, I think when I came back it was a little too early and I had a little setback,” said Nowitzki, who sat out eight consecutive...
Via The Sports Daily
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Nowitzki’s injury woes have changed his retirement outlook

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki is having a hard time staying on the court. Nowitzki has only played in five games this year thanks to injuries, which has put his retirement plans in doubt. It’s no secret the future Hall of Famer had planned on playing 20 years with Dallas, meaning he’d stick with it through the 2018 season. Now, though, Nowitzki doesn’t sound so sure...
Via The Sports Daily
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle: Dirk Nowitzki will be ‘out for a while’ with Achilles injury

Dirk Nowitzki’s 19th season in the league is already off to a rough start. Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said that Nowitzki, who was forced to exit Friday’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers early, will be “out for a while” as the team is shutting him down for at least a week, per Bobby Karalla of Rick Carlisle said Dirk will be "out for a while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

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