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  1. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Dirk Nowitzki to Grantland's Zach Lowe: "I'm such a dork, still. This is my 15th year and I still sit, when my wife's asleep, I sit there and watch League Pass. I do it from sometimes 9 p.m. till 12:30 a.m., until the West Coast games are over. I was...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  2. Dirk Nowitzki wandered

    Henry Abbott

    Jason Terry missed two 3s that would have tied the game at the end of the fourth quarter of Game 2. They were both decent looks, and Terry has a track record of above average performance with the ball in his hands and the game on the line. But it ...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  3. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Worst fears of the lockout? Clippers broadcaster Ralph Lawler points out injuries have already taken a massive toll on this season. Another sign of the lockout: Matt Bonner outscoring Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki combined. Rip Hamilton was famously...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  4. Why did Dirk play?

    Henry Abbott

    Sven Simon of the German hoops magazine FIVE has, I'm guessing, the best story out there about how covering Dirk Nowitzki can get you an opportunity to dance in a bar with a live carp. That's what matters most. But he also reflects on what may ...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  5. Tyson Chandler, speaking freely

    Henry Abbott

    Robyn Beck/AFP Tyson Chandler brought respectable D to the offensively gifted Mavericks. The result: a title. Dirk Nowitzki was the MVP of the Mavericks, the Finals, and by most accounts the NBA's best player in the entire playoffs. But to Nowit...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  6. TrueHoop TV: Who's most clutch?

    Henry Abbott


    Blog | August 01, 2011
  7. Dirk Nowitzki on fleeing the Finals

    Henry Abbott

    Cathrin Gilbert of the German magazine Spiegel has done a fascinating interview with Dirk Nowitzki, where he says things like he can't fathom why people with as much money as him would clutter up their lives hawking watches and the like. He also talk...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: "Dirk Nowitzki's legacy, something he has never been concerned with and is even less consumed with now that he's a champion, can no longer be doubted. His career may have started as a soft European. But he's ev...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  9. Today's crunch-time best vs. Air Jordan

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images In Game 2, Dirk Nowitzki hit the fifth "crunch-time" playoff bucket of his career -- tying LeBron. Who is the best crunch-time player, the NBA's ultimate closer? World peace may be simpler to solve. The a...

    Blog | June 11, 2011
  10. The King vs. the Custodian

    Henry Abbott

    Glenn James/NBAE/Getty Battling a sinus infection, Dirk Nowitzki needed all the help he could get. He got some from "the custodian." In the ant farm that is bowels of an NBA arena players, league officials, team staffers, media types and VIP fans s...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  11. How many minutes can Dirk Nowitzki play?

    Henry Abbott

    Obviously, its tough to expect him to play the entire game. That would surely hurt his productivity in this game and the rest of the series. However ... if I were Rick Carlisle, in addition to tinkering with his backup, I'd be asking my star to pu...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  12. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Israel Gutierrez of The Miami Herald: "Holding a two-point lead, the Heat wasn't about to make the same mistake it did three days earlier, when Dirk Nowitzki blew past Chris Bosh for the easiest game-winner this team has ever allowed. This time, Erik...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  13. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Carlisle is like a broken record talking about all the offensive rebounds his team gave up. How did that happen? A video examination. One factor: Dirk Nowitzki can do a lot on the basketball court, but boxing out Joel Anthony is not high on the ...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  14. Tuesday Finals Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Windhorst on the whirlwind of the last year in LeBron James' life. Good stuff. As the Maverick defense rotates, they try to keep Dirk Nowitzki from guarding anybody who'd get him into foul trouble. All this talk about the Heat players who'l...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  15. Nothing hurts like driving to the rim

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty LeBron James and Dwyane Wade could be adding years to their careers by playing together. Dirk Nowitzki is putting the ball on the floor and finishing hard at the rim. He's as mobile as ever. NBA players at this sta...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  16. Western forward All-Star candidates, in a handy chart

    Henry Abbott

    The entire post is unabashedly biased in favor of Paul Millsap, but who cares? It's a pretty chart (red = "worse than Paul Millsap") all the same, comparing the advanced stats of Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Love, Bl...

    Blog | January 21, 2011