Dirk Nowitzki acknowledges the desire to prove he can still perform at the level he has throughout most of his career entering its 16th season.
Mavericks fans, Mark Cuban must disregard Jason Kidd's hasty exit and cheer his return as member of Knicks.
Mark Cuban questioned this summer whether all of LA's high-profile pieces would be able to pull in the same direction. That remains a legitimate question after the Lakers' injury-riddled, winless preseason.
The Mavs need Dirk to revert to form for the sake of this season and beyond.
Dirk Nowitzki should rest during All-Star Weekend and let a young gun step in.