“I always wanted to be a basketball player. Nothing more, nothing less.” says the 36 year old German wunderkind Dirk Nowitzki. He is the best German basketball player of all time and one of the sport’s best expositor, having played in the NBA for Dallas Mavericks since 1998. In 2011 he became the first, and to date only, German to win the NBA championship and was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for his part in the Mavericks’ finals campaign that season.
Even at 36 he shows no signs of his scintillating career approaching its edge. Nowitzki continues to woo his fans with those flawless 3 pointers as he plays his 17th NBA season. Over time he has not only come up as the face of German basketball but has also conquered a million hearts around the world. By scoring a difficult three-pointer with 34.8 seconds left in overtime against the Brooklyn Nets last Monday, Nowitzki made history. He leapfrogged Moses Malone into seventh place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with 27,412 career points.
The Dallas Mavericks are one of the strongest sides to look out for in this season and as of the current scenario are paying more attention to their defense and looking forward to reach the play-offs with the best record they can.
Dirk Nowitzki runs an extra mile everyday purely on the principle that one should put in that “extra” till the time their body allows it and their mind welcomes it with arms wide open.