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Modern 'Flu Game': How Dirk Nowitzki saved Dallas in the 2011 Finals

May 19, 2020 - 10:08 PM

Like Michael Jordan, Dallas Mavericks icon Dirk Nowitzki has his own version of battling with sickness in the most untimely situation imaginable

MAVS LEGEND. Dirk Nowitzki battles the flu in the 2011 NBA Finals against Miami's Big 3. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Cavs’ Collin Sexton likens workmate Kai Sotto to Dirk Nowitzki

May 17, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Collin Sexton and Kai Sotto train under the same skills coach and the Cavs hotshot says the Filipino teen can definitely ‘shoot it and space the floor’

IMPRESSED. Collin Sexton, who’s in Manila for the Jr NBA, showers the 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto with praise. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki confirms NBA retirement

Apr 10, 2019 - 12:33 PM

The 40-year-old German wraps up a 21-season career that saw him become the greatest European player ever

FAREWELL. Dirk Nowitzki gets emotional after announcing that he played his last home game. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Dirk Nowitzki passes Chamberlain on NBA scoring list

Mar 19, 2019 - 10:59 AM

40-year-old German Nowitzki hits the milestone in his 21st and possibly final season with the Dallas Mavericks

MILESTONE. Dirk Nowitzki moves up to No. 6 in the NBA's all-time scoring. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Nowitzki not so sure 21st season with Mavs is his last

Mar 03, 2019 - 11:16 AM

The 40-year-old Dirk Nowitzki says he won't mind sticking around to guide young Dallas teammates like Luka Doncic

Dirk Nowitzki. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

IN NUMBERS: Nowitzki joins Kareem in elite NBA club

Feb 27, 2019 - 3:30 PM

The 21-year Mavericks veteran becomes only the fourth player in NBA history with 1,500 games played

STILL GOT IT. Dirk Nowitzki continues to set personal milestones. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Wade, Nowitzki leave lasting mark in final All-Star Game

Feb 18, 2019 - 8:38 PM

The Heat star conspires with old buddy LeBron James for some highlight plays, while the Mavericks icon shows off his deadly three-point sniping

LEGENDS. Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade suit up in their last All-Star Game. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Wade, Nowitzki All-Star inclusion a fan idea

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:37 AM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the All-Star stint of icons Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki came from an email suggestion

ICONS. NBA veterans Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki spice up the All-star showcase. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Defending champ Booker up against Curry brothers, Dirk in 3-point contest

Feb 06, 2019 - 2:16 PM

After skipping the event in the last two years, sweet-shooting Steph Curry is out to challenge Devin Booker and the rest of the league’s top snipers

TOUGH DEFENSE. Phoenix star Devin Booker (right) gets to defend his All-Star three-point crown against a tough field that includes former champion Steph Curry. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Nowitzki, Wade added to rosters for NBA All-Star Game

Feb 02, 2019 - 1:33 PM

For embodying 'the best of the NBA,' iconic veterans Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade have been named as special roster additions in the 2019 All-Star Game

LAST DANCE. Dwyane Wade gets to strut his stuff again in his farewell season as Dirk Nowitzki also plays in what could be his final year. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

21 years in NBA, Dirk Nowitzki still undecided about retirement

Jan 04, 2019 - 8:42 PM

The German great already holds the NBA record of most seasons with one team

IMPENDING. Dirk Nowitzki says he will decide about his future after the season. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

LeBron James hits 3 NBA milestones in one game

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:47 PM

The Lakers superstar moves up in the league's all-time scoring, all-time 30-point games, and all-time field goals lists

LEAGUE OF HIS OWN. LeBron James becomes the NBA's active overall points leader. Photo from Lakers Twitter.

Nowitzki out 'multiple weeks' for Mavericks

Oct 13, 2018 - 11:40 AM

'I've been called the $5 million mascot already,' the injured Dallas veteran Dirk Nowitzki jokes

SIDELINED. The 40-year-old Dirk Nowitzki is set to begin a record 21st league campaign. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

NBA record watch: LeBron, Curry due for big milestones

Oct 05, 2018 - 12:13 PM

LeBron James and Steph Curry lead the NBA superstars poised to set new milestones this season

SIZZLING CURRY. Former NBA Most Valuable Player Steph Curry could crack the top 3 of the NBA’s all-time list for three-pointers made. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Nowitzki accepts bench role with Mavericks

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:58 AM

A starter throughout his career, Dirk Nowitzki will come off the bench this time following the arrival of DeAndre Jordan

RECORD RUN. Dirk Nowitzki will become the first player in NBA history to play 21 seasons with the same club. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

FEU's Arvin Tolentino channels Dirk Nowitzki in number change

Sep 09, 2018 - 4:28 PM

The Dirk-style, sweet-shooting FEU star confirms that Nowitzki is indeed his inspiration

FINAL RUN. Arvin Tolentino hopes to win his first UAAP championship in his final season with the Tamaraws. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Dallas Mavericks sign Dirk Nowitzki for 21st season

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:41 AM

The German is the first NBA player to play for 21 straight seasons with the same franchise

21ST SEASON. Dirk Nowitzki stays with the Mavs for 21 straight seasons, the longest an NBA payer stayed with a franchise. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Nowitzki returns to Dallas for record 20th NBA season

Jul 20, 2018 - 2:07 PM

The German star is set to tie Lakers icon Kobe Bryant's record of playing for one team in 20 straight seasons

LEGEND. Dirk Nowitzki remains an integral piece for the rebuilding Dallas Mavericks. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki out for season after ankle surgery

Apr 06, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Dirk Nowitzki, who turns 40 in June, says he will be back for the 2018-2019 NBA season

OUT. Dirk Nowitzki will miss the remainder of the NBA season. File photo

Trail Blazers silence Thunder, Heat edge Raptors

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:17 PM

Dirk Nowitzki also plays in his 1,435th NBA game, all with the Mavericks

SILENCED. McCollum scores 27 points to lead the Trailblazers over OKC. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Nowitzki in 20-season club as Mavs seal deal

Jul 07, 2017 - 10:54 AM

Dirk Nowitzki joins Kobe Bryant in the 20 season club after signing a two year 10 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki isn't done playing basketball yet

Apr 14, 2017 - 5:09 AM

The Dallas Mavericks legend says he s definitely playing next year

COMING BACK. We haven't seen the last of Dirk Nowitzki just yet. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Dirk Nowitzki joins 30,000 point club

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:28 AM

Nowitzki joins Kareem Abdul Jabbar Karl Malone Kobe Bryant Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players to breach the 30 000 points mark in the NBA

IPASOK SI DIRK. Dirk Nowitzki joins elite scoring company, becoming just the sixth player to score at least 30,000 points. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Dirk Nowitzki confirms return for 20th NBA season

Mar 04, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Nowitzki the NBA s sixth all time leading scorer will make 25 million for playing next season

COMING BACK. Dirk Nowitzki will finish out his two-year deal with the Mavericks, playing until just shy of his 40th birthday. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Riled Rockets bury Mavs in ill-tempered Texas showdown

Dec 28, 2016 - 5:27 PM

A total of 8 technical fouls are called in a contentious showdown between the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets

STATE RIVALS. Nene Hilario of the Houston Rockets fouls Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks in a physical battle. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Mavericks easing Dirk Nowitzki back from injury

Nov 29, 2016 - 2:54 PM

Nowitzki s lingering Achilles injury has limited him to playing just 5 of the team s 16 games so far this season

SIDELINED. Nowitzki missed Sunday's victory over the New Orleans Pelicans after complaining of soreness in his right Achilles despite showing signs of improvement recently. File photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Dirk Nowitzki parodies PPAP in Mavs promo video

Nov 24, 2016 - 5:51 PM

I have a Dallas I have a Maverick uhh

PPAP. With the Dallas Mavericks struggling this season, the franchise looks for new ways to keep fans entertained. Screenshot from Facebook

WATCH: Dirk Nowitzki trolls Italy with missed penalty kick

Jul 28, 2016 - 2:01 PM

Dirk Nowitzki won t be a two sport star any time soon

STILL GOT IT. Dirk Nowitzki may be nearing 40, but he can still shoot for 40 on the court. File photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: Nowitzki re-signs with Mavs, Pau Gasol headed to Spurs

Jul 06, 2016 - 2:27 PM

Dirk Nowitzki will likely end his career in Dallas after signing a two year deal with the only club he s played for in his 18 year career

DOTTED LINE. European big men Dirk Nowitzki are set tol sign new deals. Photo by Petras Malukas/AFP

NBA: Nowitzki, Howard opt out of deals to become free agents

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:31 PM

Nowitzki has a 8 7 million offer for next season to stay with the Mavericks while Howard informs the Rockets he will decline a 23 2 million player option

OPT OUT. Two big men, Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets (L) and Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks (R), opt out of their respective contracts ahead of NBA free agency. Photos by JOHN G. MABANGLO and ERIK S. LESSER/EPA

Mavs' Nowitzki, Williams face injury woes ahead of Game 3

Apr 20, 2016 - 8:06 AM

Dirk Nowitzki suffers from a bruised bone in his right knee while Deron Williams is hurting with a hernia

BANGED UP. Dirk Nowitzki is touch and go for Game 3 against the Thunder. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Mavs win Game 2 as Adams' game-winner waved off

Apr 19, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Raymond Felton scores 21 points as the Dallas Mavericks stage a late rally to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder

NAIL BITER. The Dallas Mavericks even the series with a bit of help from the buzzer. Photo by J Pat Carter / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Dirk Nowitzki drops 40 as Mavs beat Blazers

Mar 21, 2016 - 10:53 AM

Nowitzki becomes the fourth player in NBA history to score at least 40 points at age 37 or older joining Michael Jordan Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Karl Malone

STILL GOT IT. Dirk Nowitzki may be nearing 40, but he can still shoot for 40 on the court. File photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Dirk Nowitzki surpasses Shaq for sixth on NBA scoring list

Dec 24, 2015 - 3:29 PM

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki passed Shaquille O Neal for sixth place on the NBA all time scoring list scoring 22 points to help defeat Brooklyn

MOVING ON UP. Dirk Nowitzki moved up in the record books during a win over the Brooklyn Nets. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Porzingis shines against idol Nowitzki but Mavs top Knicks

Dec 08, 2015 - 1:42 PM

Rookie Porzingis who idolized German star Nowitzki as a schoolboy top scored with 28 points in a furious late onslaught but it was not enough

OUTDUELED. Kristaps Porzingis played well against the Dallas Mavericks but a win for the Knicks proved elusive. Photo by ELSA/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: Season of woe continues as 76ers lose again

Nov 17, 2015 - 3:36 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers slip to a 0 11 record and are the only team in the NBA without a win

0-11. The Philadelphia 76ers have yet to turn their season around with a 0-11 start. Sixers coach Brett Brown, seen here in a file photo from December 2014, bemoans the team's 27 turnovers against the Dallas Mavericks. File Photo by ERIK S. LESSER/EPA

Mavs reportedly lure DeAndre Jordan from the Clippers

Jul 04, 2015 - 2:28 PM

The deal is reportedly worth four years at the max allowable figure of more than 81 million

DeAndre Jordan will reportedly be playing for Dallas next season. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Mavs down Nuggets in double OT on Felton winner

Apr 11, 2015 - 3:27 PM

Danilo Gallinari scored a career high 41 points but was spoiled by a Raymond Felton basket in the highest scoring NBA game since 2012

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks will need a lot of rest after their most recent double OT thriller. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Pelicans' Davis pulls out of All-Star game

Feb 12, 2015 - 8:11 PM

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver names Dirk Nowitzki as replacement for the injured Anthony Davis

New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis (L) tries to block a shot against Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (R). Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NBA wRap: Kobe and Dirk make history

Nov 12, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Kobe now holds record for most missed shots in NBA history while Dirk Nowitzki passes Hakeem Olajuwon as highest scoring international player

Kobe Bryant (L) and Dirk Nowitzki (R) both broke NBA records on November 13, 2014. File photos by EPA.

Nowitzki becomes NBA's highest scoring international player

Nov 12, 2014 - 2:31 PM

Dirk Nowitzki surpassed Hakeem Olajuwon for ninth all time in NBA scoring becoming the highest scoring non American in league history

INTERNATIONAL STAR. Dirk Nowitzki celebrates after scoring to pass Hakeem Olajuwon on the scoring list. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

NBA wRap: Dwight takes flight as Rockets remain unbeaten

Nov 07, 2014 - 4:47 PM

Dwight Howard takes flight on 6 alley oop plays and dominates the paint with 32 points and 16 rebounds

DOMINANT. Dwight Howard was a beast in the paint in their game against the Spurs. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NBA wRap: Chris Paul triple-double, Mavs vs Celtics shootout

Nov 04, 2014 - 5:39 PM

CP3 gets his first triple double as a Clipper and Mavericks outshoot Celtics from downtown This and more on the November 4 edition of Rappler’s NBA wrap

DYNAMIC DUO. Chris Paul (L) tallies his first triple double as a Clipper while Blake Griffin (R) scores 31 points to lead all scorers. File photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Melo ruins LeBron's homecoming, Westbrook injury (NBA wRap)

Oct 31, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Scores and quick notes on what happened in the NBA today October 31 2014

Melo vs LeBron photo from NBA's Facebook page, Westbrook photo by Paul Buck/EPA

LeBron, Nowitzki call for shorter NBA season

Oct 16, 2014 - 12:50 PM

Four time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James and Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki say the league needs to look at shortening its 82 game per club regular season schedule

Dirk Nowitzki is one of the NBA players who feel the season schedule is too long. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Did Durant quit Team USA due to fatigue, or something else?

Aug 25, 2014 - 3:53 PM

Was Durant s heavy workload the primary reason for his withdrawal from the FIBA World Cup or is advice from his new advisers to blame?

Kevin Durant averaged nearly 5 more points a game than the second place scorer in the NBA last year but won't score a single point in this coming FIBA World Cup. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Dirk Nowitzki signs 3-year deal to stay in Dallas

Jul 16, 2014 - 9:35 AM

The deal reportedly was for three years and 25 million and saw the 7 footer take a cut in pay to help the Mavericks sign free agent Chandler Parsons from Houston

STAYING PUT. Dirk Nowitzki will return to Dallas for a 17th season. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Mavericks defeat Spurs in Game 6 to sustain playoff hopes‎

May 03, 2014 - 12:46 PM

The Dallas Mavericks are now one win away from eliminating the top seeded San Antonio Spurs after forcing a seventh game

QUICK DRAW. San Antonio Spurs players Tim Duncan (R) and Danny Green (L) try to block a shot against Dallas Mavericks player Monta Ellis (C) in Game 6. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener

Apr 21, 2014 - 6:31 AM

Tim Duncan overcame cramping to score 27 points while Tony Parker added 21 points and six assists as the Spurs take game one over the Mavericks

LONE STAR SHOWDOWN. San Antonio Spurs big man Tim Duncan (L) makes a move to the basket against Dallas Maverick Samuel Dalembert (R). Photo by Ashley Landis/EPA

NBA: Mavs return to the postseason

Apr 13, 2014 - 2:50 PM

After missing the playoffs last season the Mavericks claw their way back to the postseason with a close win vs the Phoenix Suns

PLAYOFF BOUND. Nowitzki and the rest of the Mavs are back in the playoffs after missing the postseason last year. File photo by Larry Smith/EPA