21st highest average & 23rd highest scorer of NBA, Dirk Nowitzki: The Man behind Dallas Maverick’s success.
Posted By: Jorge Arce.
Category: Basketball News.
"The Dallas Mavericks’ superstar, Dirk Nowitzki, is flying high with his individual performance in this year’s playoffs. Nowitzki certainly spearheaded the Dallas Mavericks in all areas and also helped his team outclass the mighty Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals.
All across United State of America (USA), Nowitzki‘s brilliant performance has become a hot topic as he is steadily going in the right direction while gaining a positive momentum to be named as one of the all-time great players.
The Mavericks’ head coach, Rick Carlisle, is also a great enthusiast of Nowitzki and spoke to the media about him on Monday.
Carlisle said, “In my opinion, he's a top 10 player in NBA history because of the uniqueness of his game and how he's carried this franchise on his back for over a decade, He's just right. He's leading the team. His shot-making is great. He's passing the ball great. He's one of the guys that's directing traffic for us defensively. When he's on the floor, we feel like we can beat anybody, He's that good”.
Dirk Nowitzki and his talent proved that he certainly has a great prodigy in the basketball world. The National Basketball Association (NBA) gave him the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in 2006-2007.
Nowitzki’s hard-work and commitment to the Dallas Mavericks has earned him great respect.
Despite the fact that he was unable to win a Championship with the Mavericks, he never tried or gave an impression of leaving the Mavericks to attain the glory of winning a NBA title with another team.
Although, the Mavericks advanced to the NBA finals in 2006, they were unable to stop the Miami Heat’s thrust as they thrashed the Mavericks in six games.
Nowitzki’s recent brilliant performance against the Los Angeles Lakers has brought him in the limelight once again.
He performed exceptionally well while his team ousted the Lakers 4-0 in the second round clash. From game 1 to 4 against the Lakers, Nowitzki was the one who believed in his abilities and carried the Mavericks to the next round.
While commenting on Nowitzki’s brilliant performance against the Lakers, Gasol said that it was undoubtedly the best performance of his career.
The Mavericks’ president of basketball operations, Donnie Nelson, also appreciated the ‘Nowitzki factor’ while talking to the media.
Nelson said, “He's got one thing missing from the mantel and that drives him, we’ve maybe been spoiled by how good he is”.
Nowitzki is averaging 26.5 points and 8.40 rebounds per game with a total of 265 points scored in his last 10 games for the Dallas Mavericks.
Nowitzki is currently at 23rd in the NBA’s list of highest scorers with 22,792 points so far and his brilliant career average of 23.0 points ranks overall 21st in the NBA."