Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Dirk Nowitzki

He is the Germanator. He is really tall. He shoots nasty threes. His ankles are freakishly flexible allowing him to sprain his ankle every other week and give his knee a good twist (kind of gross) every once in awhile without ever missing more than a few games. He is the Germanator, Power Forward for the Dallas Mavericks. Super Hero or Super Zero?

2 minutes on Dirk Nowitzki
By HighTimeForCrime
It’s not that I don’t think he’s good. It’s just that I remember the ‘06 NBA Finals when Dirk’s Mavs were up 2-0 on the Heat and ended up dropping 4 straight games to lose the title.
And I just thought he was so unclutch. Like, anytime in those 4 games would’ve been a good time for Dirk to turn it on. But he missed his opportunity. And trading for Kidd while mortgaging the future was not the answer to Dallas’s problems. Their time has passed.

2 minutes on Dirk Nowitzki
By DoNoUhOh

I’m not gonna call Nowitzki a pansy. At least I don’t think I’m going to. I’m pretty conflicted about Dirk. On the one hand he’s got a pretty decent first name. On the other hand he’s the best player on a team that has pulled massive chokejobs on multiple occasions. On the one hand he’s a unique superstar the likes of which we have never truly seen before. On the other hand he frequently looks like he is going to cry and had to accept his MVP trophy after being upset by a number 8 seed.

1 comment:

RickyRicardo said...

I agree, the Mavs' Championship window of time has passed. Some observers commended Dirk on his willingness to admit that he gets nervous before big games, presumably because he is not American and is not dogged by the feeling that he has to be Superman 100% of the time. This is how we, the American public, see our athletes and that's how they in turn feel they have to present themselves. Maybe Dirk would've been well-advised to adopt this philosophy because y'all are right, he isn't clutch. He said he gets nervous and he sure looks a tad wound up out there. He's Mr. Clutch in the Regular season, but not in the postseason, and that's really all that matters.