Mavericks looking for a first-round upset over rival Spurs

After suffering an overtime loss in their season finale, the Dallas Mavericks are set to face off with the NBA-leading San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 2014 postseason. The Mavericks are making their 13th appearance in 14 years while the Spurs are in the postseason for the 17th straight year, every year of Tim Duncan’s career. It will mark the sixth playoff match up...
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Nash to Nowitzki: ‘What would you do if you were me? Would you come back?’ Dirk: ‘I’m not sure, bro.’ (VIDEO)

In the fourth installment of the fantastic Grantland documentary chronicling Steve Nash‘s season with the Lakers, we’re invited to a private conversation between Nash and his longtime friend and former teammate, Dirk Nowitzki. The greatness of this series lies in its honesty, and beginning at the 8:40 mark of the video clip above, Nash asks his friend a difficult question. ...
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NBA Playoffs Simulation - Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs just continue to play their own style of basketball and the NBA has yet to figure out how to stop it. The Original Big 3 is back at it for one more (last?) championship.  If Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis plan on stopping them, well good luck.  Our simulation has the Spurs winning in 6 games. Game 1Mavericks 101Spurs 124 Spurs lead series 1-0This game was...
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Dallas Mavericks fan has Dirk Nowitzki face-painted toe nail

There are many ways to show off your team pride for the upcoming NBA playoffs but one Dallas Mavericks fan decided to go beyond the call of duty for her team. Earlier today, a Twitter user by the name of Ashley Jordan decided to post an image of her foot which shows an image of Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki on one toe-nail and Re-Dirkulous on the other: My toes are playoff ready!...
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Durant studying Nowitzki's game for added success

Imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery, so Dirk Nowitzki must feel pretty good about one of the current best in the game in Kevin Durant copying his game. According to Marc Stein at ESPN, Durant has been privately training with Adam Harrington, who briefly played alongside Nowitzki with the Dallas Mavericks more than 10 years ago and has studied the coaching techniques...
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Listing 12 NBA Greats Ranked Higher Than Dirk Nowitzki All-Time

As Dirk Nowitzki continues climbing the NBA’s all-time scorers list with his career winds down, naturally his all-time ranking becomes a focus of discussion. So where does Dirk rank among the NBA’s greatest players? Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle believes Dirk is top-12 all time. Carlisle had this to say about Dirk’s legacy, per ESPN (via Slam): “I think there’s...
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Rick Carlisle: Dirk Nowitzki Top-12 player of all-time

Dirk Nowitzki moved into 10th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list earlier this week.   Nowitzki recently had Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich call him “arguably, the greatest pure shooter” the league has ever seen. Now his own head coach, Rick Carlisle, believes Nowitzki will go down as one of the 12 greatest players of all time.  Carlise also believes the 35-year-old...
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Dirk Nowitzki Now 10th on NBA All-Time Scoring List After Passing Oscar Robertson

Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki is now one of the NBA’s top 10 scorers of all time, after surpassing “The Big O” Oscar Robertson for 10th place on the NBA all-time scoring list Tuesday night. He passed Dominique Wilkins on the list just last week. Dirk earned the his place in history, after drilling a wide-open elbow jumper for his 26,711th career point in the fourth quarter...
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Dirk Nowitzki Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week

The Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki was named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from March 31 to April 6. Nowitzki led his Mavericks to a 3-1 week with averages of 25.3 points 8.0 rebounds. He shot 56.5 percent from three-point land, making 13-of-23 attempts. Dirk’s game of the week came against the Los Angeles Clippers, where he recorded 26 points...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nowitzki named Western Conference Player of the Week

  Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday, March 31, through Sunday, April 6, the NBA announced today. This is the 17th time Nowitzki has garnered the honor in his career. Nowitzki led the Mavericks to a 3-1 week with wins over the L.A. Clippers, the L.A. Lakers and Sacramento. He averaged 25.3 points, 8.0 rebounds...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

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