Happy 39th birthday, Dirk!
From Deustchland to Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki changed the big-man game forever. He led the Mavericks to 15 NBA Playoffs (2001–2012; 2014–2016). He is a 13-time All-Star, a 12-time All-NBA Team member, and the first European player to start in an All-Star Game, and first to receive the NBA Most Valuable Player Award (2007).
Nowitzki was chosen as the ninth pick in the 1998 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and immediately traded to the Mavericks, where he has played since. Listed at 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m).
1998 – present
* From 1994 to 1998, Nowitzki played for the DJK Würzburg basketball club.
Dirk is the sh*t…One of my favorites of all time. Both on and off the court, he just seems so damn cool. I never got the opportunity to be around but he just seems like of the greatest [expletive] guys ever.
13× NBA All-Star
4× All-NBA First Team
2005 – 2007, 2009
5× Second All-NBA Second Team
2002, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011
- NBA Finals MVP2011
- NBA champion2011
- NBA League MVP2007
- NBA Three-Point Shootout champion 2006
- NBA Shooting Stars champion 2010