Dirk Nowitzki and LeBron James Are Alike in Destiny, Destined To Be Together?

June 1st, 2010 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
You probably read that headline and said "Whatchu talkin' 'bout Alex?" At least I'd like to think you people aren't all dead inside and would pay the late Gary Coleman a tribute. 

How on earth are LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki alike? After all, one was in the spotlight when he was in high school and has already spent a decade being hyped as the future of basketball. 

The other grew up in Germany, unknown to the basketball world until the 1998 Nike Hoop Summit where he dropped 33 points (on 12 shots!), 12 rebounds and 3 steals against some of the best American high schoolers in the country.

Don Nelson took a gamble on him and it paid off, though it took Dirk close to a decade to even become a household name. 

But Lebron and Dirk do have quite a bit in common:

Both are 0-1 in the Finals.

Both haven't shown to their increasing legion of critics that they can be the best player on a championship team.

Both could be switching teams this summer. 

Both are surrounded by teams that should be good on paper, but let them down in the playoffs. 

Let's take a clo ...

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