Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (DAL) – “Swish 41” nike

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DAL Power Forward: 7’0, 245 lbs; 20th year, Germany 

NBA Role: offensive star Salty DOG

A living legend & THE greatest shooting big of all time, Dirk Nowitzki is Dallas Mavericks basketball; one of the league’s most storied power forwards (NBA Champ, ranks SIXTH all-time in scoring) – they don’t call him ‘Swish 41’ for no reason; basketball unicorn: no one’s ever (closely) resembled Dirk’s unique play style*; immortal jump shot – should have its own wing in the Hall of Fame; Dirk continues to devastate opponents with his un-blockable, one-legged jumper & high post attack – has made dagger Js and flipped up his jersey for 19 years; feasts near the elbows – likes facing up, then shooting a fallaway fader; some nights, it looks like Dirk is still in his prime as a floppy-haired rainmaker – truly, Dirk’s been DAL’s undisputed franchise player since 2000 (that’s a long time)

*you can emulate his moves all you want (KD, amongst others, has adopted the one-legged fallaway) – no one features Dirk’s combination of mid-post dominance, elite three-point shooting & pump fake drive-bys at 7 feet

Signature Shot: one-legged, fallaway jumper ®

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 84


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Career: 21.7 points/game, 7.8 rebounds/game, 47% FG

NBA Champion (2011) LOB

NBA Finals MVP (2011)

NBA MVP (2007)

13x All-Star (Last: 2015) starstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstar

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