“Created a culture of championship winning,” Kyrie Irving sings high praise of Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki

Kyrie Irving praises the Mavericks legend and Hall of Famer, Dirk Nowitzki, as Uncle Drew has an unconditional love for the German.

“Created a culture of championship winning,” Kyrie Irving sings high praise of Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki and Kyrie Irving

Dirk Nowitzki, the German Race Car, dedicated his career to bringing a title to the Mavericks organization. One of the best power forwards in the history of the league, Nowitzki left a legend and a player who will always be remembered by the franchise.

The 2011 championship defined the Mavericks as one of the most highlighted teams led by the legend, Nowitzki.

Recently, Kyrie Irving shared his thoughts on the Mavs’ all-time great. Dirk played 21 seasons for the Mavs and was the face of the franchise throughout his career. To respect his greatness, the Mavericks displayed a statue of Dirk’s signature fadeaway shot. Irving had nothing but praise for the Hall of Famer.

But I think for Dallas in general, he created a culture of championship winning and MVP-like performances, a lot of game winners, playing with a lot of the legends in the league... It helped build this franchise to be where it is today. Although it's only one championship, a lot of franhcises can't say the same... I look at Dirk as someone who I can always go to if I need some resources or advice. 
Said Irving

Irving, who has been having a great season, playing for the Mavs, playing alongside Luka Doncic, knows how valuable Dirk was to the organization. Nowitzki is considered to be one of the greatest power forwards to ever play.

He was similar to an earlier version of Nikola Jokic. He wasn’t as athletic as most of the players in the league, though Nowitzki knew how to get the job done.

Dirk Nowitzki was an ancient version of the Joker

Nikola Jokic is regarded as the next greatest player to ever play. Though his playstyle somewhat resembles that of Nowitzki’s. Both are not as athletic as other big men, neither are they as quick. But Nowitzki was one of the most consistent players of his time. His signature fadeaway was almost unguardable.

Compared to the Joker, Dirk displayed a similar playing style, while also relying on his fundamentals. The game was quite different during Dirk’s prime, as three-point shooting wasn’t as dominant as it is today. Still, Nowitzki was a threat from deep as well. Offensively, the German was a complete player.

When it comes to the best international players in NBA history, Dirk has his name among the top picks. Dirk Nowitzki paved the way for the upcoming Mavs players, as we now see the team being led by the Serbian, Luka Magic. Dirk’s name will forever be under the franchise’s name, having started the first-ever wave back in 2011.

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