Dirk Nowitzki

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  1. j41181

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    Those were really great injustices inflicted such wonderful white-led teams (2002 Kings, and 2006 Mavs). It's a clear example of the NBA's bias towards white players (foreigners especially). Their claim the NBA is going global is one big hypocrisy. There should be twice as many Europeans playing in the NBA right now, but the NBA wants to limit it, fear of it's whitening effect. That's the Caste System at work for you.[​IMG] Edited by: j41181
     
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    Dallas lost a huge game against the Hornets 102-92, unable to repeat it's win 2 days ago, even though they still have a chance to take the 6th spot. Dirk Nowitzki, as always, played brilliant, he now has over 19,000 career points. The 20,000 point plateau is just on the horizon, and he will make it in late January, or early February of 2010 next season.[​IMG]

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  3. j41181

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    Dirk is having a super season finale. He led Dallas to a 96-94 squeaker against Minnesota. Mike Miller had a near triple double (18 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists), a great player who has been badly marginalized in Minnesota for obvious reasons [​IMG]. Anyway, Nowitzki has taken a gigantic step towards 20,000 points, a place no white player has gone to since Tom Chambers in 1995.

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    New Orleans lost to Houston 86-66 today, placing them in a tie with Dallas. If Dallas wins the last game and NO loses, Dallas takes the 6th spot. Dallas also better hope that they can stay ahead of Utah to avoid LA in the 1st round. Another Bad new is, Dallas might have to face Houston in the 1st round instead of the Spurs, unless the Spurs can win their remaining games.[​IMG] Edited by: j41181
     
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    Im rooting for Dallas, and for the Spurs to win. [​IMG]
     
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    For a likely 8th seed, the white friendly Jazz have had some success this year against the Lakers. Maybe the Jazz can make the Lakers sweat a little in the first round and take it to game 6.
     
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    Wow I didn't know Dirk had 19000 points already. Next season he will get 20000 points. He is only 31 so he still has at least a few years in the league. I think 25,000 points is not out of the question.
     
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    Good news for Dirk and Dallas, Utah just lost to LA 125-112. That means they can take either the 7th or 6th playoff spots. My condolence again to the Utah Jazz.
     
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    Dirk leads Dallas to it's 9th 50-win season!!! Dallas grounded the Rockets 95-84, what a way to end the season!!! Dirk showed Yao whose the better international player (take that Volbert!!): [​IMG]

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    The win seals Dallas' bid for the 6th spot. Hornets lost to the Spurs, 105-98 in OT. Dallas will either face the Spurs or the Trailblazers in the first round. Thanks a lot, Dirk!!! And his teammates too!!![​IMG] [​IMG] Edited by: j41181
     
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    What a win. What a player! They may just suprise alot of teams. I 100% belive they will win their first round regardless of who they play. After that, anything is possible. Nowitzki rocks!
     
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    Dirk also ends the season with an NBA best of 25 straight games with 20 or more points![​IMG] [​IMG] Edited by: j41181
     
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    I think Dirk and the streaking Mavs get past the aging and injured Spurs in the first round. I don't see anybody getting past the Lakers unless Kobe or Gasol gets injured but they play the games for a reason, so who knows.
     
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    They are right about there my friend, they are up 3-1 over the aging Spurs. This is a great chance for Dirk to gain a small measure of redemption, after two very hard last years. Dirk's numbers have been ordinary, but who cares, it's all about the team, and Dirk is finally getting the team support he badly needs. Total redemption will not come until Dirk brings a title to Dallas, but this is a small but significant step in the right direction.
     
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    Dirk has always been a fairly consistent player and I predict he will play much better throughout the rest of the playoffs. He is getting double and triple teamed alot and he defers to his teammates who are playing very well, especially Josh Howard, where has he been all season. Dirk has been still averaging double figures in points, played solidly defensively and his rebounding numbers are actually up.
     
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    Exactly, he has no problem deferring to his teammates when it's best for his team. He has still scored a 20 point and 19 point game against Duncan and the Spurs and still hit some key shots and more importantly they are winning. He just had this last game 4 where he scored low for some reason (12 points I believe), but he had 13 rebounds.Edited by: ToughJ.Riggins
     
  15. white lightning

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    Here is a top 10 of Dirk from 2007! The man hits Larry Bird shots at the buzzer, he blocks and he dunks. In short, he does it all even though they only give him credit for his shooting and passing. The guy is a complete player. I love this clip.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osOgDm8vFjI
     
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    awesome footage, thanks white lightningEdited by: guest301
     
  17. j41181

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    Dirk deservingly won the MVP that year, despite unfortunate shocker in the first round. A large part of that blame has to go on his teammates and the then coach Avery Johnson. Dirk was double and triple teamed, how in the world did his teammates and the coach not step-up in that situation?

    Any way, some redemption for Dirk Nowitzki! He had a breakout game against the Spurs, which led to a victory. He now moves to the second. This triumph is significant enough to put to rest some of the harsh criticism he had to endure the last two years. But now, he's deep in to playoffs, proving once again that he is a mature, and patient team-leader, in your face Dirk-haters![​IMG]

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    They will shock everyone on there way to the finals. I feel it. Do they play the Lakers next or the winner of the other series? Either way I can't wait. Dirk is saving his best for last.
     
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    The next round opponent will be Denver or New Orleans. Denver holds a 3-1 edge over the Hornets. Denver is actually a very dangerous team. I'm looking to Dirk and the Mavs to upset them.
     
  20. white lightning

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    Well it's not looking good so far but it's not Dirks fault. He had 35 points tonight in another loss. The Mavs are down 0-2 but are heading home. Josh Howard didn't play so the Mavs were short handed. I have rooted for this team for a long time and why Howard is still there boggles my mind. He smokes weed and doesn't show up when he is needed.

    I would get rid of Jason Kid, Josh Howard and Eric Dampier and go get some youth. They need to keep Jason Terry and get Barrera some more minutes. I hope they go after either David Lee or Biedrens. Dirk needs help bad.

    It's so frustrating to watch one of the best players in the world get little support. Bird had great players all around him. Mchale, Parrish, Ainge, etc. Even Bird couldn't do it alone. Get Dirk some help fast. He will be 31 in June!

    That being said, I haven't given up yet. The Mavs need to take care of home court. Let's hope for a comeback starting on Saturday. One things for sure, Dirk will continue playing as hard as anyone in the playoffs. He hates to lose. Let's go Mavs!
     
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    I'm sick of watching men like Dirk and Nash play with subpar teammates. I haven't watched any of the playoffs this year except for part of one Jazz game. I just can't get into the NBA.
     
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    Dallas Mavericks cautioned Dirk Nowitzki about relationship with (mulatto) woman

    06:27 PM CDT on Thursday, May 7, 2009

    By BRAD TOWNSEND / The Dallas Morning News
    btownsend@dallasnews.com

    Multiple Dallas Mavericks sources said Thursday that members of the organization cautioned Dirk Nowitzki about his relationship with Cristal Taylor and that he had suspicions about her long prior to her arrest on Wednesday.

    While many Mavericks fans probably regard the timing as awful, with Dallas trailing Denver 2-0 in the second round of the playoffs, the team sources characterized the news and timing as "good," saying Taylor was a divisive influence between Nowitzki, his teammates and family members.

    Following practice Thursday afternoon, Nowitzki declined to comment about his relationship to Taylor, or her Wednesday morning arrest at his home in the 10700 block of Strait Lane.

    "It's pretty obvious that I'm going through a tough time in my personal life right now," said Nowitzki, 30. "Like I always have, I want to kind of keep my private life private.

    "I really am not at the stage where I can talk about it yet and feel comfortable talking about it. I'm more than happy to answer basketball questions, but I think at this point, I just can't talk about it."


    Photos of Cristal Taylor (clockwise from top left): Arrest mug from St. Louis, Mo.; Taken by a previous boyfriend and given to Beaumont police in 2004 or 2005; Arrest mug from Dallas County Jail on May 6, 2009.; Arrest mug of Crystal Taylor from Harris County, Texas

    Nowitzki, with dark bags under his eyes, said he is "trying to focus on basketball as much as I can," but emphasized that he is looking forward to Saturday's Game 3 at American Airlines Center. "I'm a warrior. I'll be ready to play."

    There is little doubt that Nowitzki and Taylor, 37, had a close relationship. Two local TV stations, KTVT and WFAA, cited unidentified sources in reporting Thursday that Taylor is engaged to Nowitzki and pregnant with his child.

    "I'm not commenting on that," Nowitzki said, when asked about the reports.

    WFAA obtained a Facebook page video that shows Nowitzki and Taylor hugging in a kitchen, purportedly in his Preston Hollow home. When the Mavericks hosted Phoenix in an April 5 regular season game, Taylor sat next to Nowitzki's father Joerge, who was visiting from Germany.

    Taylor was arrested Wednesday morning on warrants accusing her of a probation violation and a theft charge, Dallas police said.

    Although she was booked into the Dallas County jail as Cristal Taylor, an indictment from Jefferson County identifies her as Crystal Ann Taylor and lists additional aliases: Christian Julie Wellington, Christian B. Travino, Crystal Nobles, Christy Nobles, Kristi Briana Westerhauf, Cristal Taylor Westerhaus, and Christa A. Westerhays.

    Earlier, KTVT-TV quoted anonymous sources as saying that Nowitzki had hired a private investigator to check into the woman's background - and that the investigator learned she was using an alias.

    WFAA reported that its source said Taylor has been living with Nowitzki for about a year and that most in their circle of friends are aware of their engagement.

    The Jefferson County indictment for theft of services alleges that she received dental services worth between $1,500 and $20,000, "intending to avoid payment for the service." The probation violation charge is from Missouri, where Taylor was serving a probation sentence for two counts of forgery and one count of felony stealing, authorities said.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont....2712b2a3.htmlhttp://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont....2712b2a3.htmlEdited by: C Darwin
     
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    That's really an unfortunate revelation about Dirk's private life. I hope it does not become a huge distraction as the playoffs take their course. I really hope Dirk can straighten out this mess.

    I'm more amazed on how the Mavericks franchise warned him on such an individual. I guess he should've taken their advice. Actually, he did, and the (mulatto) woman's true identity was revealed.

    Hey, even smart people like Dirk can mess up too. He's only human. Nobody's perfect. Jason Kidd said so himself.

    Best of luck to you, Dirk, and to Dallas!
     
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    If there's one thing I'd like to say to Dirk if possible:

    "Dude, you can do better than that! There are lots of great looking women out there for you. I'd prefer she be WHITE, but if not, at least, pick one that is half-way good looking, and YOUNGER than you. Not to mention she is well educated, and a good law-biding citizen."
     
  25. ToughJ.Riggins

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    Yeah at least if Dirk is going to get a gold-digger type girl- get one who's in her 20s- is hot- and NOT a manipulative criminal.

    Wilt Chamberlain did well despite being 7 feet tall. Maybe it's a language barrier? [​IMG]
     

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