Dirk Nowitzki

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  1. pistol pete

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    j41181,


    This NBA lockout is supposed to be brutal and the entire season may be in jeopardy.
    I think that PEAK PRO SPORTS might be in, and, if the NBA comes back at all it might be a shell
    of its former self.

    It looks like the NBA started out as a merger between regional pro basketball associations, some in the northeast, with the others being in the Midwest. Then in the Seventies the NBA merged with the ABA. This time, however the NBA might be relegated to a minor league sport or it might split off into regional basketball leagues. The huge salaries and culture of the NBA is wearing then and the NBA killed goodwill generated by a great playoffs.

    And1 is doing well as a pure play on streetball. That kind of play turns off some fans, or, just as bad, makes them apathetic. Another big problem that the league has is that it has too many teams. Too many small market teams that
    can only survive in "Boom Times". There are only a few teams in mega media markets with the rest being in small and mid-sized markets. The long-term economics don't look good for the league and the NBA may be better off going back to 22 or 23 teams which was the size of the league in the early Eighties.
     
  2. Realistic

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    I don't think it has a realistic chance to catch on but there's an alternative game of basketball that I really like. Go to youtube and search for FIBA 33. It's a 3 on 3 half court game with a 14 second shot clock. I've been trying to get it established here in my hometown as an alternative to school basketball which has gotten ridiculous due to pathetic coaching.

    The FIBA 33 game has caught on internationally and I'd love to see it catch on here. I don't think it will but I'm hoping. Basketball is a great concept. You have a target and immediate feedback as to success or failure in hitting that target. It's fun for all ages. It's something you can do solo or with a team. It doesn't require a huge monetary investment. It's a shame that basketball is limited in most people's minds to DI college March Madness and the NBA. There is so much more potential there.
     
  3. pistol pete

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    Realistic,

    that FIBA 33 is a great idea. I much prefer halfcourt since full court games tend to devolve into streetball pretty fast.
     
  4. Realistic

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    I agree on the half court game. We tried it once as an experiment with my son's 8th grade team and there were several things I liked. One of the rules is that you have to have at least 2 touches on offense before a shot can go up. And, there's a 14 second shot clock. Those two rules alone cut out a lot of the meaningless dribbling you see today. It really looks like it would be a fun game to play.
     
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    Yeah, it appears that Dirk has a serious case of Robert DeNiro or Boris Becker disiese.
     
  8. Electric Slide

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    And her name is Jessica Olsson and she is somehow considered Swedish, must have been adopted by a white Swedish family either out of Africa or the child of refugees. Unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg. Just as there are now black British celebrities, we are going to see more and more black, Arab, and mulatto German, Scandenavian, French, and Italian "celebrities."

    I absolutely think athletes influence kids. Dirk winning the finals MVP certainly inspired young white kids in the U.S. and Europe to take up basketball, take it more seriously if they had, and maybe fueled that extra drive for some talented high school players to take it to the next level and seek out playing in college and replicating his success. He is a white man who has reached the top of the totem pole in professional basketball: NBA MVP winner, NBA Champion, and NBA Finals MVP. There's no going higher from there, so a white kid who sees this either now knows or it has been reinforced that a white man can reach the top in pro-basketball.

    That is why I find what he is doing all the more appalling. A white NBA player, one of the rarest of the rare in pro-sports, who could get all sorts of women, selects a black woman to be his partner? Aside from the frightening thought of him turning down attractive white women, this sets a bad example. A number of white kids who want to succeed in basketball will now possibly think having a black girlfriend will help them be the "total package." And there is no shortage of black women willing to date white basketball players.

    I cannot blame Jessica Olsson though, she hit the ultimate lottery jackpot. What are the odds of a black women winds up dating/marrying a rich, successful, white pro-athlete?

    At the end of the day, we can take solace in the fact that the vast majority of prominent white men and women have, do, and will continue to date/marry within their race.
     
  9. white is right

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    It seems like Dirk has a mulatto fetish that rivals Beckers....:icon_rolleyes: Well at least this one won't try and grift 100K plus out of him.....:dizzy:
     
  10. j41181

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    The parents of Dirk's girlfriend...

    Father - White Swede
    Mother - Black Kenyan

    She has twin brothers, Martin and Marcus Olsson.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Olsson

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Olsson

    That makes her a dark skinned "mulatto." Quite a tiny improvement for Dirk I'd say.

    Boris Becker and Detlef Schrempf both hitched themselves to dark skinned mulatto women. Dirk did have a white girlfriend once...

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    Name's Sybille Gerer, once a player herself for the local basketball team in Dirk's hometown, Wurzburg. Introduced to him by his sister Silke back in 1992, and they dated until 2002. They're still "friends."

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    Silke Nowitzki herself is married (white guy), and has 2 kids. ​
     
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    I was so happy that Dirk won the title. He was the main man on the team and was not playing second fiddle to a black player.

    I remember when he came in the league in 1998 and people said he would turn out to be a bust. How wrong they were.

    Yao Ming, Kwame Brown, and Eddy Curry are the biggest busts in NBA history.
     
  12. white lightning

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    Dirk is having another great year in 2012. He is averaging around 22 points a game at the moment. Nowitzki is getting close to passing Charles Barkley for 19th on the Nba All Time Scoring List. He only has two active players in front of him with the tandem of Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett. He will probably pass up Garnett before too long as Garnett in in decline. He won't catch Kobe but not many will. I'm excited to see how high he can go on this list. His next milestone will be 24000 points! What an amazing career and I'm so glad he has a ring to go with the MVP tropies and all of his other great acheivments. Watch this guy while you can. We may never see another guy like him although Kevin Love just might end up being similar in the long run.
     
  13. white is right

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    Considering he hasn't slowed down and his game really isn't based on hops I can see him being productive into his late 30's. I think he will become the unofficial White scoring leader in NBA history(I think that's Hondo) and the all time pro scoring leader which is held by Dan Issel.
     
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    How about our boy Dirk getting married! Isn't that special? Nice Swedish girl Jessica Olsson (from Kenya). Kumbaya!

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  15. white lightning

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    Some things in life I just don't understand. Whatever. It's very strange when you see white guys that will not date their own race yet almost every minority in the world would kill to be with a beautiful white woman. Most white men are not like Dirk when it comes to dating. It's a good thing or the white race would die off quicker than the Mavs lost in the playoffs last year.


    He is still a legend and I love what he has done on the court. The other stuff I don't agree with but it's his life. What ever floats your boat. More german ladies for me. Haha.
     
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    It's a weird German thing.
    Boris Becker was another.
    It seems to me there are other famous Germans dating/married to blacks. They seem fascinated with them, but I don't know why.
     
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    Holocaust guilt. In fact, it's ground zero for white guilt in general. More than other whites, it seems, they're climbing over themselves to breed outside the race to atone for their sins. At least among their enlightened, liberal class.
     
  18. white lightning

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    Dirk Nowitzki is only 17 points away from hitting 25,000 points in his career. He will become only the 17th player in the history of the NBA to acheive this. I'm hoping he can hit 30,000 points before he retires which would put him in some rare company indeed. A hall of famer for sure and a legend. Remember folks, he passed guys like Bird and Barkley in scoring a long time ago. He may not be as good of a passer or rebounder but he is a true superstar and he did this playing with very little talent around him most of his career.
     
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    In the US its called Robert DeNiro affliction/sickness.
     
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    I will forever hate Mark Cuban for not resigning Steve Nash, thereby breaking up what would have been one of the greatest tandems in NBA history........
     
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    rest easy

    having spent many years in germany i can safely say most germans have no guilt complex ,they remain PC for the american liberals so they can be left in peace. and very few germans marry non whites , germany is still a pretty good place for old whitey ,,,the states is still the race melting pot for most germans , as was noticed by the masses when tobias unger the german sprinter asked ( rightly so!!!) what the hell the jamaicans?carribeans and non white yanks are doing on those islands of theirs........of course the truth but not PC!!! ...believe me germany still has plenty of potential as a nation , a giant with a leash on!!!...many germans ask also why some of their sports personalities marry non whites ie, 2 becker and nowitzki , yes 2 !! ie virtually none ...they do question their intelligence and lack of respect , believe me germany is still a very good spot for whitey:biggrin:
     
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    in other words many germans realise he has been well and truly seduced by the great american dollar and pretense that black is some how too cool!!!! he has basically ****ed himself up the asss!!!!, wait until he gets older has kids and realises once his playing career is over that life is different and people dont pretend to be PC , and arent pretending to really be interested in his non white wife ..thats the truth
     
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    Barring injury he should be able to sneak by Hakeem Olajuwon at 9 by seasons end.


     
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    Well, if he gets his average up from last year to the 22ish range (career average) and they make it a couple rounds deep into the play offs. Injuries hurt him last year. His pp was 17.3. He is declining but 20 points a game should be doable for him.
     

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