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Old 07-19-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: So California
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King Dirk: The New Master Of NBA Marketability


Forget LeBron James and Kobe Bryant and their sponsorship deals; the NBA's new most marketable player isn't interested in truly cashing in on his fame.
Dirk Nowitzki has taken the crown as the most marketable man in pro basketball. The Mavericks star replaced Shaquille O'Neal, who retired.
Nowitzki, a 10-time NBA All-Star, has an N-Score of 132, a whopping 59 percent higher than Kobe Bryant's 83.



King Dirk: The New Master Of NBA Marketability | ThePostGame





....sorry, I posted this in another thread, then thought it was worthy of its own.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Forget Dirk,Vlade was the Man!!! I'm No Longer Irritating!!!
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:07 AM
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Personally, i think in the coming years, Blake Griffin will be the marketing face of the league. His high flying flashy stuff is what people like and see more often. Also, playing in a market like L.A gives him that boost.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:46 PM
 
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Since Dirk just passed Robert Parrish into the #20 spot in NBA scoring history. He also became just the 3rd player in NBA history to record over 1000 blocks and 1000 3pt makes.

My question is, where do you see him finishing his career on the list? Only two current players are ahead of him; Kevin Garnett, Dirk will pass him next year, possibly late this season. And Kobe Bryant, he will never pass. I think Kobe will retire as the #2 or 3 scorer all time.


1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 38387
2. Karl Malone* 36928
3. Michael Jordan* 32292
4. Wilt Chamberlain* 31419
5. Kobe Bryant 28795 - 15 seasons
6. Shaquille O'Neal 28596
7. Moses Malone* 27409
8. Elvin Hayes* 27313
9. Hakeem Olajuwon* 26946
10. Oscar Robertson* 26710
11. Dominique Wilkins* 26668
12. John Havlicek* 26395
13. Alex English* 25613
14. Reggie Miller 25279
15. Jerry West* 25192
16. Patrick Ewing* 24815
17. Allen Iverson 24368
18. Charles Barkley* 23757
19. Kevin Garnett 23719 - 16 seasons
20. Dirk Nowitzki 23354 - 13 seasons

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Old 02-22-2012, 06:18 AM
 
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someplace between 1-20?

13-15 somewhere in there is my guess. at least if he stops playing international ball. if he doesnt then he is wearing himself down and eating into his longevity. i bet the cubanator LOVES when dirk plays for germany.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:36 AM
 
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#13-15 would be a rapid decline in production. Im thinking #7-9 range if he plays 3-4 more seasons like this one it would add 4-6000 pts. He's back to a 20 pt average and will probably finish the season around 21-22 avg. Not sure how many more years he can do that....
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:50 AM
 
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Personally, i think in the coming years, Blake Griffin will be the marketing face of the league. His high flying flashy stuff is what people like and see more often. Also, playing in a market like L.A gives him that boost.
Depends how the Clippers do as a team and if Blake keeps his rep clean.

So far he is this fresh young face but if you notice, the other guys being mentioned won championships and that's where the money is generally at in terms of maintaining and growing your marketability past the initial buzz of early years in the league.

Also, all it takes is one crazy groupie in a Hotel room to cry rape and you take a beating in the media.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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#13-15 would be a rapid decline in production. Im thinking #7-9 range if he plays 3-4 more seasons like this one it would add 4-6000 pts. He's back to a 20 pt average and will probably finish the season around 21-22 avg. Not sure how many more years he can do that....
i just dont see him lasting 4 more years at his current production. he has already stated he will play in the olympics and is not gonna lay off the international games so he is wearing himself out faster as he ages. he is at 19.4 ppg right now, and figuring he missed 4 games thats 62 games thats about 1200 points this season (not counting playoffs.)i would be surprised if he can produce that much over the next 4 years while playing in the playoffs and international. his hsot attempts have steadily fallen over the last 4 years every years, and his shooting % has fallen this year as well. his 3 ball fell off quickly. as have his ft attempts. its all signs he should be declining steadily over the next years. 4 yrs is a stretch at his age as well. i mean thats 37-38 yrs old for a big guy who has played so many games here and in europe. i just dont see his production staying that high.

he might break the 26k mark but anything that high or more is a stretch IMO.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:40 PM
 
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It does go fast, but even if he only plays 3 more seasons and averages 18, his 19.4 is for this season is deceiving because he started slow. Even in a loss tonight, he had 25 & 12, he's averaged around 25 over his last 10 games. Anyway if he plays only 3 more seasons and averages 18 pts over 77 game average thats 4158 pts to a total of 27512, which would put him at #7 all time. If he falls off like Garnett has, I can see your scenario, but I could also see him play 4 or 5 more seasons, he's only 33. Anything is possible though.....
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:20 AM
 
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It does go fast, but even if he only plays 3 more seasons and averages 18, his 19.4 is for this season is deceiving because he started slow. Even in a loss tonight, he had 25 & 12, he's averaged around 25 over his last 10 games. Anyway if he plays only 3 more seasons and averages 18 pts over 77 game average thats 4158 pts to a total of 27512, which would put him at #7 all time. If he falls off like Garnett has, I can see your scenario, but I could also see him play 4 or 5 more seasons, he's only 33. Anything is possible though.....
the key is that very few guys who are not PG/SGs last until 36-37-38 yrs old and with the exception of steve nash and his pact with the devil (dirks best friend hmmmm maybe they made the pact together) are very productive at that age. of those players none played international ball like dirk. i really think that is a large factor that is going to hinder his production severely over the next couple of seasons. especially with the olympics coming this summer. he is going to be putting a lot of wear on his body this year. and IF they can make it out of the 1st round of the playoffs then he is going to go right from the playoffs into the german team. thats a bad scenario. its the same thing with parker.
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