The Dirk choke thing first began when he missed that FT in Game 3 of 2006 finals. It even became for apparent in the 2007 1st round meltdown, and now, the most recent one. Obviously much of the fault should go to the management, coaching, and Dirk's teammates. Blame also has to go to the refereeing (2006 especially). Nobody can really place Dirk at fault for all these tragedies (save for the missed FT), it's just that many people (fans and critics alike) are frustrated, and much of the blame unfairly goes to Dirk, when it's the Dallas franchise, and the NBA league that's really at fault. I don't hate Dirk (never did), I'm just frustrated like many dedicated fans. As for Nash, it's now or never for him. Since Gasol has a ring already, it would be very pleasing to see Nash finally win one, and starts by beating the Spurs.