NBA: Believe it, Gerald Wallace Is Better than Dirk Nowitzki

February 14th, 2010 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
Normally I don't get into the "Who is better" conversation, but after a recent article involving the words "Dirk" and "overrated", I feel there are still some people that don't quite get it.

Let's first establish the fact that I am a Pacers fan who realizes that Danny Granger is a bit overrated, which I have talked about in two recent articles. I have no emotion involved in the opinions that I express: I just look at the facts.

There has been a lot of talk, with the All-Star game in Dallas this weekend, that Dirk (a reserve) will be awarded the game MVP because he is the home town guy. Not only is the All-Star game itself a joke, but the MVP award really means nothing.

When I look at Dirk Nowitzki, I see a guy that is capable of being a monster, but chooses to be a great shooter, not much more. If I have the ball with eight seconds left and need a shot to win, he wouldn't be my first, second, or third choice, but I would definitely put his name in the conversation.

Much is made about his size, and the position that he plays. I have no problem with him playing on the perimeter so much, but when you have one post move as an NBA player, ...

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