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Is Dirk a top 10 player all time?
As we’re slowly reaching the end of the sports internet, it’s nice to come across a sensible list which reaches a conclusion I firmly agree with. The NBA’s currently in it’s 74th year so ESPN is ranking the top 74 players in league history. Today’s list ranked the 40th to 11th best players.
Who was better Kobe or Dwyane Wade?
NBA Finals MVP, NBA Championship. However good Kobe was in his third year, Wade was better by a head, neck and shoulders. Wade became the best player on his team, without a doubt, and began to challenge the best shooting guard in the league (Kobe) for his title as the best shooting guard in the league.
Was Dirk Nowitzki a good player?
That makes Nowitzki one of just eight players in NBA history to rank Top 100 in points, rebounds, steals and blocks, along with fellow all-time great big men like Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kevin Garnett and David Robinson. He also ranks 11th all-time in made threes (1,982).
Is Dirk an all-time great?
Dirk Nowitzki, for his NBA career, has accumulated the statistics of an all-time great, yet he has never been considered in that discussion. He’s been called “soft,” a “choker,” and a “loser.” And so, Dirk’s place in history is forever changed.
Why is Dirk better than KG?
KG is a better defender and in his prime was putting up better numbers than Dirk. Dirk was an offensive general and was nasty on offense but KG amazing defense and finishing ability puts him over dirk. KG was a better defensive player also his leadership qualities where second to none.
How good was prime Dwyane Wade?
Dwyane Wade’s prime was in the 08′-09′ NBA season when we won MVP. He averaged, 30 PPG, 7.5 APG, 5 RPG, and 2.2 SPG. Later on in 2013 and 2014, he won two consecutive championships with the Heat alongside LeBron James and Chris Bosh.
Is Dirk underrated?
Despite only having been retired for one season, Dallas Mavericks legend and future Hall-of-Famer Dirk Nowitzki is somehow already being underrated by the basketball collective, as evidenced by his ranking on ESPN’s recent all-time Top-74 NBA players list, where the big German finished No. 19 overall.
Is Dirk Nowitzki a HOF?
Dirk Nowitzki In addition to his 11 All-Star selections, Nowitzki is the recipient of a league MVP, a finals MVP, a championship ring and an ever growing list of All-NBA honors. And as we witnessed last season in the NBA Finals, it’s a career-long reality he embraces, and one that will land him in the Hall of Fame.
Is Dwyane Wade better than Nowitzki?
Wade was arguably Nowitzki’s statistical equal in the six-game set, averaging 26.5 points (on 54.6 percent shooting), seven rebounds, 5.2 assists and three combined blocks/steals. Neither Nowitzki nor Wade was all that special in the deciding game.
Is Dwyane Wade the best rebounder in NBA history?
Nowitzki is also a top-30 rebounder in NBA history. Wade is top 50 in both steals and assists. Wade’s 30.2 points per game led the league in 2008-09, when he finished third behind James and Kobe Bryant for his best MVP finish, but his Heat were 43-39 that year and lost in the first round.
How many games did mark Nowitzki Miss in his prime?
Nowitzki remained remarkably healthy during his prime, never missing more than nine games in a single season. Save for the lockout-shortened 2011-12 campaign, the Mavericks won 50 or more games each year, including three 60-win seasons in the consistently superior Western Conference.