Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki’s Return and Road Trip Ahead

January 8th, 2011 by Chris O'Brien Leave a reply »
The American Airlines Center erupted in cheers with slightly over twenty thousand Mavericks fans having just witnessed a truly spectacular playoff performance from their star forward Dirk Nowitzki. The night was Game 2 of the 2006 NBA Finals and Dirk had scored 26 points and pulled down 16 rebounds. The Mavericks were up 2-0 and had won each game against the Heat by double figures. What followed was four straight Miami Heat victories, a 67 win but upsetting first round exit season the following year, then two more seasons of disappointing runs in the playoffs. The Heat, on the other hand, after a few rough years decided to add some nice role players like LeBron James and Chris Bosh to replace the likes of Shaquille O'Neal and Antoine Walker. As the Heat appear ready to create a lasting dynasty, the Dirk era in Dallas remains under review. 

Some people call him a choke, some people say he will never win the big one, but I see Dirk as what he is, one of the most dynamic players to ever play the game, a former MVP who could very well win it again, and at the end of the day the man is averaging 24.1 ppg, shooting 54% from the field and 40.3% from behind the arch leading ...

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