Is It Time For Dirk Nowitzki To Leave Dallas?

April 30th, 2010 by Ashwath Krishna Leave a reply »
There isn't a Golden State fan alive who doesn't remember every bit of the 2007 Warriors-Mavs playoff series.

I can guarantee you that every single one of my ex-girlfriends started dating me with no knowledge of basketball, and broke up with me knowing just who Boom Dizzle is, why I own every piece of Sydney Kings merchandise that has any connection to Stephen Jackson's four game stint in 1998 (which proved an expensive and time-consuming quest), and why I have "We Believe" tattooed on my back in Hindi.

And my friends have told me that they seriously considered getting me professional help after I gave them the entire Game Six play by play for the hundredth time...six months after the game itself.

However, for every joyous celebration there's always a despondent loser.

In this case, that role was filled by the Mavericks and specifically Dirk Nowitzki. The loss in the 2006 Finals to Miami when his Mavs were favorites to win their first ring, clearly did a minor number on Dirk.

However, they lost that series because Dwyane Wade treated it as his coming-out-party and because Shaq was still the best big man in the le ...

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