Dirk Nowitzki names SHOCKING childhood crushes, leaves Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes blushing

Dirk Nowitzki appeared on 'All the Smoke'.

Dirk Nowitzki names SHOCKING childhood crushes, leaves Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes blushing

Stephen Jackson, Dirk Nowitzki, and Matt Barnes on All the Smoke. (Screengrab YT)

Dirk Nowitzki, a basketball legend, played 21 seasons in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks. He’s recognized as one of the best power forwards ever, winning the NBA MVP in 2007 and an NBA championship in 2011. Recently, on ‘All the Smoke’ with hosts Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, they engaged in a comprehensive discussion with Nowitzki and even discussed his Hall of Fame induction.


This program, presented by Showtime Basketball, features Barnes and Jackson, both former NBA players. Notably, Barnes secured an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors, while Stephen Jackson achieved the same feat with the San Antonio Spurs, adding a layer of championship experience to the dynamic duo hosting the show.

During the show’s progression and after delving into Dirk Nowitzki’s Mavericks days, Matt Barnes injected a lighthearted moment by posing a question about Nowitzki’s childhood crush. The ensuing revelation added an element of surprise and humor to the conversation, breaking the ice and creating an engaging atmosphere in the room.

Oh shoot. Childhood crush. I mean the 90’s. I mean it was Lil Kim and Foxy Brown.

Over 1522 games played for the Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki showcased remarkable averages of 20.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game. Renowned for his scoring prowess, versatility, accurate outside shooting, and iconic fadeaway jump shot, Nowitzki left an indelible mark on the game. Presently, he contributes as a special advisor for the Dallas Mavericks, continuing his association with the team.


Dirk Nowitzki impressed by Rockets Alperen Sengün

Alperen Sengun is making waves with an impressive season for the Rockets, and the latest legend to commend his performances is a Dallas Mavericks icon. This recognition followed the Rockets’ recent game against the Mavericks, where Sengun’s skills garnered praise from a respected figure in the basketball community.

Dirk Nowitzki and Alperen Sengun
Dirk Nowitzki and Alperen Sengun (via Yahoo and Euro Hoops)

Alperen Sengun is compared to Nowitzki, notably for his frequent use of a trademark fadeaway shot. This similarity in playing style highlights the influence and recognition of Nowitzki’s iconic move on emerging talents like Sengun in the basketball world.

He’s tough. But he’s definitely talented. His passing is incredible.

Despite the loss, Alperen Sengun delivered another remarkable performance, scoring 31 points, securing 9 rebounds, and creating 6 assists. Notably, this marked his second 30-point game of the season. Earlier, LeBron James also expressed his admiration for Sengun’s abilities, further solidifying the young player’s growing recognition in the basketball community.

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