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On how much Dirk taking a less expensive contract made the Rondo trade possible: Cuban: “All of it. This trade was Dirk’s trade. Without Dirk doing what he did, we would’ve been unable to pull it all together.” Dallas Morning News

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On the night he moved up another spot on the NBA's all-time scoring list, Dirk Nowitzki briefly chatted with Kobe Bryant and offered a playful warning to the only active player with more career points than him. "I told him that I was going to catch him," Nowitzki said after his Dallas Mavericks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 102-98 with Bryant resting and watching from the bench. "But that's going to be tough." ESPN.com

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Of course, Dirk Nowitzki has always been a big fan of Bryant, who now sits in the No. 3 spot among the league’s all-time scoring leaders with 32,331 career points. “He’s probably the greatest player in my generation that I played against,” said Nowitzki, who has 27,239 career points and will likely pass Elvin Hayes and Moses Malone over the next few weeks to move up to seventh on the list. “Obviously Shaq was very dominant, Tim Duncan was great, but I just loved watching Kobe. ESPN.com

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The Mavs remain winless against the West’s best after Saturday afternoon’s 105-98 loss to the Golden State Warriors, a game in which the Mavs had to rally to make the final score appear respectable. That makes the Mavs 0-6 against the other teams among the top eight in the West standings and 17-2 against everybody else. “We’re right there, but we haven’t beaten the good teams,” power forward Dirk Nowitzki said. “We’ve got to turn that around pretty quick. 'Right there' is just not good enough.” ESPN.com

December 13, 2014 Updates

“We shoot together after practice and he kills me, which [ticks] me off,” Nowitzki said. So on Friday, Harris and Nowitzki were at it again on one end of the practice court at AAC. Harris, by the way, said he takes great delight in dipping into Nowitzki’s rather deep pockets in their friendly-wager shooting games. “He’s kind of a tightwad,” Harris said. “He doesn’t like giving it up, so I definitely enjoy taking it. I beat him a lot. He’s a guy who likes to talk a lot. I don’t like to talk a lot. I just like to beat him excessively.” Dallas Morning News

December 7, 2014 Updates

Nowitzki? He has a somewhat different view. “I still don’t think we would have been in position to repeat,” Nowitzki said. “That was a lot of games; I was struggling. That’s when my knee started to act up, and I missed some games. Training camp for some of our old guys was just too short. “I don’t know if we’d have had it. And there was a stretch of six games in eight days, and I don’t think that would have set us up perfectly for a deep playoff run, but who knows?” Dallas Morning News

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