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View Poll Results: Who will win the series?
Mavs 12 63.16%
Thunder 7 36.84%
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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I thought he was 31. I will say he is so much different from 2002 when he was just a jump shooter who never ever drove to the basket
He was born in June 1978, so 33 next month.

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Of course I didn't mean that he was the whole team. The team overall is VERY good.

Sorry, you said it appears like he was the whole team, so wasn't sure how else to interpret that. Thanks for clarifying....
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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I thought he was 31. I will say he is so much different from 2002 when he was just a jump shooter who never ever drove to the basket
He has said that he credits Nellie, Avery and Carlisle for teaching him aspects of the game that he wouldn't have known if it were not for them. Seems to be an interesting concept, as Nellie was just a shoot from the hip promoter, Avery a get tough disciplinarian and Carlisle a strange hybrid of the two. Whatever the secret, he's been able to maximize his frame and shooting ability to become a freak of the basketball kingdom.

As we get older, wisdom gives a different view of our world and you can see how he's really coming into his own in the area of understanding the game and his place on the floor.

He's come a long way. http://ts4.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=819671017675&id=c450d56a67f829055 bf07b12a2f21b22&url=http%3a%2f%2fblogs.dallasobser ver.com%2funfairpark%2fo_DIRK_NOWITZKI_ROOKIE.JPG (broken link)
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:44 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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He has said that he credits Nellie, Avery and Carlisle for teaching him aspects of the game that he wouldn't have known if it were not for them. Seems to be an interesting concept, as Nellie was just a shoot from the hip promoter, Avery a get tough disciplinarian and Carlisle a strange hybrid of the two. Whatever the secret, he's been able to maximize his frame and shooting ability to become a freak of the basketball kingdom.

As we get older, wisdom gives a different view of our world and you can see how he's really coming into his own in the area of understanding the game and his place on the floor.

He's come a long way.

I never understood why they broke up him and Nash
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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He was born in June 1978, so 33 next month.




Sorry, you said it appears like he was the whole team, so wasn't sure how else to interpret that. Thanks for clarifying....
That was my fault Greg. I made it sound that way.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:39 PM
 
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Hard to dislike Nowitzki, whether you're a fan of the Mavs or not (and I am). His success couldn't happen to a better athlete. I'm a Kevin Durant fan as well.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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I never understood why they broke up him and Nash
Technically, it was the Suns that "broke them up". Cuban offered a fair contract, but the years were short (the Mavs considered his body was breaking down, and that his career was soon to be on the down side).

Then the two MVP awards slapped the Mavs in the face. Nash and Dirk remain friends to this day.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:13 PM
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Technically, it was the Suns that "broke them up". Cuban offered a fair contract, but the years were short (the Mavs considered his body was breaking down, and that his career was soon to be on the down side).

Then the two MVP awards slapped the Mavs in the face. Nash and Dirk remain friends to this day.
Didn't Nash help eliminate the Mavs in the 2005 playoffs? I think that was his first season with the mavs
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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Amazing feat. Haywood was on the radio today and they were talking about Dirks ridiculous shooting night and he said Dirk isnt even the best pure shooter on the team. He said Peja just the other day made 96/100 three point shots in practice including 57 in a row! That is crazy in a game or not.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:28 PM
 
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I never understood why they broke up him and Nash
At the end of his contract with the Mavs Steve Nash was near the end of his peak years as an NBA player. He was looking for a five or six year deal. Now granted he's played about three years of very high quality basketball for the Suns but last year showed he's finished as an elite level NBA player. Plus HE WAS AWAYS a DEFENSIVE LIABILITY.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Tha 6th Bourough
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Oops, that's my F up. They sure won't be winning the ECF until they move to a city in the Eastern conference.

Just messing with you man..I got it the first time...lol
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