To put it simply the Dallas Mavericks are not worthy of having a superstar, a franchise player, a LEGEND like the great Dirk Nowitzki from Wurzburg, Germany.
It was a night to remember, whether you were at the American Airlines center, at home on your couch or out at a bar with your buddies, March 7,2017 has 30,000 reasons to never be forgotten.
This has been a tough season for MFFL’s everywhere in a year where Dirk has missed 26 games, the team got off to their worst start since Dirk’s rookie year and at one point this season the Mavs held the worst record in the entire NBA.
The Dallas Mavericks just had their Media Day yesterday which means that training camp is right around the corner which means the NBA season is only about a month away! This was another ‘interesting’ offseason for the Mavs but there’s reason to be enthusiastic with this team heading into the 2016-2017 season.
Dirk re-signed today for 2-years and $40 million and I couldn’t be happier for the big German because to put it simply it’s what he wanted.
All season long this Mavs team has been doubted, predicted by many to finish last in the Western Conference. After game 1 against OKC no one expected the Mavs to put up much of a fight, Parsons, Barea and Lee all out with injury and with Deron Williams playing with a sports hernia the questions was more of could the Mavs even cover the 14 point spread? But this Mavs team showed they have no quit in them.
Many predicted this Dallas Mavericks team to finish near the bottom feeders of the Western Conference before the season began.
For anyone that missed the game between the Mavs and the Trailblazers, welp sorry but you missed a great one! Dirk Nowitzki showed again as Mark Followill would say, he is and always will be Dirk No-witz-ki! Nowitzki became the fourth player in NBA history to score 40 points at 37 years old joining the elite club of Karl Malone, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan as the only other players to accomplish such a feat.
It’s been an interesting first 55 games of the season for your Dallas Mavericks who got off to a hot start by going 9-4 early on but limped into the All-Star break by losing 6 of their last 10 games. The Mavs sit at sixth place in the Western Conference at 29-26 with a 2 game lead over 9th place Houston Rockets.
So apparently Kareem Abdul-Jabbar isn’t a fan of the Big German Dirk Nowitzki, one of the top 15 players of all-time according to ESPN’s rankings. In a series called “Conversations with Tyler” at George Mason University, the NBA’s all-time scoring leader said that Nowitzki’s would be more recognized if he wasn’t a “one-trick pony.”
One of the more controversial topics this season I’ve noticed on Mavs twitter surrounds Rick Carlisle choosing to rest his players on the second night of back-to-back games. Many have been adamant as to why the head coach shouldn’t be resting his players so much while others like myself have been in full support of such a move and I’ll explain why.
Wednesday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans is clear evidence that Rick Carlisle has to be an evil laboratory somewhere in the where he spends his time crunching out equations and running simulations trying to find the most optimal starting lineup.
The Dallas Mavericks by all means have exceeded expectations through the first 33 games of the season as they sit fifth place in the Western Conference standings at 19-15. While many analysts and experts predicted the Mavs to be at the basement of the Western Conference they’ve instead been able to showcase how important great coaching and team chemistry is to any team roster.
There were a lot of questions entering this season about the Mavericks roster but one constant we have been able to count on for the better part of the last 2 decades is the big German lighting it up That has been the case early on in the season as Dirk Nowitzki is turning back the clock and filling up the score sheet.
ESPN’s Marc Stein was the first to report that the Dallas Mavericks and Rick Carlisle were nearing a 5-year contract extension that would keep Carlisle in Dallas for the next 6 years. Many of the so-called ‘experts’ were predicting a Carlisle exit after this upcoming season once his contract expired but now looks like the beloved coach is here to stay!