He's a ray of sunlight for Mavericks fans now. But it wasn't so long ago that the air around Dirk Nowitzki was fogged with the stench of his prior playoff failures. How easily we forget!
He had this opportunity five years ago, too, and didn't make it work for him. Now, Dirk Nowitzki has a rare second chance to claim his place among the NBA's best-ever players.
Who would be on the Mount Rushmore of the NBA? Scoop Jackson makes his picks for each franchise.
Avery Johnson has come a long way, faster than anyone could have imagined, writes Scoop Jackson.