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Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki
Position: F
Born: 06/19/78
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary: $8,333,333
Tim MacMahon: Dirk Nowitzki on Kobe Bryant retiring: It’s disappointing. A lot of these warriors that were drafted in the ’90s are slowly fading away. And it’s obviously toward the end for us all. It’s a little sad. But I’m happy for him that he made that decision for himself. It could lift a little weight off his shoulder. To me, he’s probably the greatest player I’ve faced. And I’ve faced some great players with Tim Duncan and Shaq and all these guys. But he was something else, just scoring-wise, the shot-making ability was incredible. I was always a big fan. But it’s disappointing that we’re all getting old.”
Nowitzki just passed Dominique Wilkins for 13th place all time in field goals and is seventh in scoring with more than 28,000 points. He has established himself as the best overseas player of all time, having won an MVP award and leading the Mavericks to the 2010-11 NBA title. “I try to enjoy the last couple of years,” he said. “Obviously I know it’s coming to an end, but I just want to give it all I can to the game while I still can.
Storyline: Dirk Nowitzki Retirement?
Center Zaza Pachulia sent Dirk Nowitzki a highlight tape this fall to help the Mavs star get familiar with the big mans passing acumen. It was like six seconds, Nowitzki joked. Once Pachulia was out of earshot, Nowitzki told the truth: He sent me a little YouTube highlight clip for like five minutes and I was impressed. I was impressed. A lot of centers can pass when theyre standing in the post and looking at it, but he can put it off the dribble, that little shuffle pass or the one where he actually looked to the corner. Not a lot of centers in the league got that.
And here’s why: I checked with the most qualified person on the planet to assess young Porzingis to date and whether media gnats like myself are taking our small-sample-size extrapolations too far and gushing over him prematurely. Dirk Nowitzki says we aren’t. The greatest European import of them all, when asked this week by ESPN.com for his initial impressions of the Latvian, didn’t hesitate. “He is for real,” Nowitzki said.