Dirk is the best white basketball player ever, with only Larry Bird as his competition. His ability to post up, rebound, shoot the 3 pointer and shoot free throws elevated his teams from above average most years to competing for a championship. His fade away jumper is unstoppable (except from behind - and rarely at that) and arguably the second best in that category to Jabbar's sky hook. Although he sometimes struggled with the idea of driving to the basket, he did do it and did it well. Dirk led his Dallas Mavericks team to an NBA Championship in 6 games (4-2) over the Miami "dream team" that had Lebron James and Dwayne Wade on it, two of the other greatest basketball players ever.
Quote from hoopshype: The best European player in history... One of the most versatile guys in the league... A matchup nightmare... Puts the ball on the floor and dribbles like a playmaker, shoots like an off guard and rebounds like a center... His shooting mechanic is almost perfect... Can easily shoot over his defender... Will kill you from the three-point line or driving to the basket...
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Come on guys, No. 12? NEVER EVER! Dirk is better than Bird and he is on 4! After the 2011 Finals everybody knows he is the best white Player ever! Even Magic Johnson commented him like he is a basketball-god.
And he is the one, who doesn't care about his own success... just the team-success is important for him... be contrary to James, Kobe and Iverson.
Dirk should be first because he won nba championship I know mj won more but dirk is a role model people copy mj but dirk is a biger team player than mj mj is from the street he laren how to play be ball dirk was bad at the beging but he got good and won mvp and nba mvp
No doubt the best german basketball player of all time top 20 in scoring, I think that dirk should be ranked within the top 10 of all time. Finally he has no other good players hardly on the Dallas Mavericks so that makes him that much better. LETS GO DIRK!
His shot is amazing he is my all time influence his in and off court attitude is simply amazing he should be everyone's role model no matter what anyone says - hardrockboyguitar13
Greatest player ever. He's actually talented not like Wilt, Russel, or shaq that just dunk. Most talented ever. Don't like this comment stick it
Best European of all time. He is the person people think of when the fadeaway is mentioned. He is a taller Larry bird except for the fact that his fadeaway jumper is sweeter
Dirk is the best player. I am his number one fan.
I love the big blonde man--best power forward ever?
He was one of those rare players who changed the way the game was played at his position. We need to appreciate watching him the rest of his career.
The dude led his team with only himself in my opinion, if their was no Dirk, their would be no NBA finals appearances for Dallas for the next 10-20 years!
Dirk is one of the best NBA players of history. He led the Dallas Mavericks to their first NBA Championships.
He is going to be one of the best in basketball. this is because he is a humble giant and he knows how to play the game. He knows how to use his teammates. What makes him a great is he knows when his team need him. He plays for his team and his fans. - fw106949
dirk should be higher up on the list! this is unacceptable! he won the mvp for crying out loud!
He's one of the best all around shooters ever. If he wants to score, he just fades back and knocks it down off one foot every time. He's also so cluch, and that playoff run solidifies him as one of the best of all time. GO MAVS! (I like cheese)
He shows that he is much better then LeNon and Dwayne Wade altogether.
Wow! this man has 3's and plays inside almost better than Shaq.
Dirk needs to be higher, much higher. Like above Barklay
You can't ask for a better player. He's loyal to the mavs and has hit 4, 000 points.
My man the great Dirk Nowitzki! Not as good as M. J but still amazing
He is an amazing player! He is the reason they one the championship!
Oh that is so true! He deservers to be in the top ten though.
He's the best at his size he can shoot in the perimeter
Dirk is way better than derricks rose and pistol. Derricks Rose SUCKS!
Best shooter in the history of the game.