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Well, Nets insiders say that Dirk Nowitzki intentionally grabbed at his, um, groin, and it bent the Russian over and kept him out. Karasev said after the game that he was hit around the hip, but that may have just been diplomatic. Germany and Russia have had tense relations after all. NetsDaily

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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

December 29, 2014 Updates
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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

December 15, 2014 Updates
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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

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