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  1. Kevin Durant's secret weapon: Dirk Nowitzki

    Marc Stein

    All those gaudy numbers. All those wins without Russell Westbrook. All those tweets and "SportsCenter" graphics telling us, over and over, that Kevin Durant's season has been legitimately Jordanesque. All of that, when you add it all up, is why th...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  2. Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks one of NBA's 12 all-time greate...

    Marc Stein

    Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle made the case Thursday with ESPN Radio that Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki ranks among the 12 greatest players in the game's history.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  3. Nowitzki's revolutionary road to top 10

    Marc Stein

    In his quest to pin down as many longtime Dirk Nowitzki watchers as he could find for this outstanding oral history, ESPN Dallas colleague Tim MacMahon naturally had me on his list. And I, in response, wound up sending him a more voluminous colle...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  4. All-Star reserve picks: Western Conference

    Marc Stein

    NBA coaches have received their All-Star voting instructions. And here on Stein Line Live, they'll receive all the guidance they'll need to make their choices ... following the same official guidelines ordained by the league office. West hea...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  5. Successful launch for Dwight Howard

    Marc Stein

    HOUSTON -- Dwight Howard survived a chance encounter in the hallway with Mark Cuban, rampant intentional fouling in the third quarter and several uncomfortable possessions in isolation as the primary defender asked to track Dirk Nowitzki. The secr...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  6. Dirk: I'd consider return to German national team

    Marc Stein

    In the Olympic summer of 2016, Dirk Nowitzki will be 38 years old. But Nowitzki says he'll indeed consider a return to international basketball that summer if he thinks his return to the German national squad can clinch a spot for his homeland in ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  7. Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks considers return to FIBA action...

    Marc Stein

    Germany coach Frank Menz revealed Monday that Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will consider a return to FIBA competition if the national team looks capable of making a run at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  8. Number crunching: Dirk Nowitzki nearing 25K

    Marc Stein

    A fistful of statistical dribbles to set up the Mavericks home date with Denver on Friday night: As badly as he was hoping to shave late Wednesday night -- only to be foiled by what he described as a "terrible, terrible" loss to Phoenix -- Dirk N...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  9. Numbers of note: Mavs nearing finish line

    Marc Stein

    Some Mavs numbers of note this week entering the final five games of the regular season: 12: If the Mavericks can't buck the overwhelming odds against them to sneak into the playoffs and extend their run of 12 consecutive trips to the postseason, ...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  10. Mike James hopes to play two more years

    Marc Stein

    A combination of Bikram yoga, early morning track workouts and the copious amounts of drilling in the gym with longtime NBA guard John Lucas has helped keep the Mavericks' Mike James far fitter than most 37-year-olds. And playing his way into the ...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  11. Hitting 100 will be tough for Mavs vs. Pacers

    Marc Stein

    A fistful of statistical nuggets before the Mavericks play host to Indiana on Thursday night: The Pacers have held 20 of their past 21 opponents under 100 points, including nine straight. The Mavs' 37-percent shoting from the floor in a 103-8...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  12. Numbers game: Dirk, D-Will trending

    Marc Stein

    A fistful of statistical tidbits, furnished by ESPN Stats & Information, in advance of the Mavs' home date Wednesday night with Brooklyn and former Colony star Deron Williams on ESPN: Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.3 points per game since the All-...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  13. Mavericks' All-Star streak coming to an end

    Marc Stein

    A 13-year streak of excellence will officially end for the Mavericks on Thursday night when the NBA's All-Star reserves are announced on TNT. The reality we've all seen coming for weeks -- that no Mavs will be selected to the West squad by the con...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  14. Don't bank on Mark Cuban's Mavs making a trade

    Marc Stein

    Even before he expounded on a recent Weekend Dime conversation by declaring this week that the "Bank of Cuban is open," Mark Cuban and his Mavericks were already known to be aggressively exploring their trade options in the wake of the team's worst s...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  15. Statistical tidbits: Houston Rockets at Mavericks

    Marc Stein

    Five dribbles of statistical background to get you ready for Wednesday night's game between the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks (on ESPN): *The Mavs have actually won their last eight games against Houston, which represents Dallas' longest ac...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  16. NBA -- Mark Cuban's anniversary

    Marc Stein

    As Mark Cuban celebrates his 13th anniversary as Mavericks owner, the team struggles to find a future.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2013