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Two weeks to training camp… Dirk Nowitzki can kill your dreams a million ways

Sep 15, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

Dirk Nowitzki AP

The wait is almost over. We’re two weeks and three days from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to.

The angles Dirk Nowitzki uses out of the step-back should not be humanly possible. He’s throwing it straight at the rim at times, from seven feet to start with. It just should not work, but not only does he do it, he does it at an insane level of efficiency. Nowitzki had a down year, but so much of that can be pinned on the schedule last season and not getting his training in. There’s every reason to think that no matter how the new-look Mavericks do, we’re going to see more of the killer jumper and one of the best scorers, yeah, I’ll say it, in NBA history.

  1. dysraw1 - Sep 15, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    hes the one guy in this league that would have me calling for iso’s all game

  2. returnofmeezle - Sep 15, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    you are, I’ll say it, wrong.
    if by one of the best scorers you mean MAYBE top 50 then you’re right. otherwise you are being ridiculous.

    the league now is tailored to fit the soft euro jump shooters, don’t get ahead yourself.

    • brianspider - Sep 15, 2012 at 6:23 PM

      Really?? We haven’t seen as unstoppable of a shot since the Sky Hook. Oh yea, and whose was that? The all time scoring leader.

      This is a jump shot we are talking about. Physicality of the league at another time has nothing to do with it. A jump shot from a 7 footer, fade away, with Dirk’s high release is and will always be unblockable…unless maybe an 8 footer is guarding it. Did the 80’s have any of those?

  3. jordanismyidol - Sep 15, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Top 10 greatest shooting big men of all time

  4. misterdreamer119 - Sep 15, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    An 8 footer? Are we talkin Nephelim here? Fook hybrid giants. Its all about the sons of Adam.

  5. observingii - Sep 15, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    It’s Nephilem and they weren’t sons of Adam, but sons of fallen angels who mated with mortal women.

    • jimeejohnson - Sep 15, 2012 at 9:20 PM

      The Nephilim were the offspring of the “sons of God”.

  6. returnofmeezle - Sep 15, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    stop it, his jump shot is not unstoppable. a guy but the name of Michael would disagree about the most unstoppable shots.

    they baby these soft euro players now, I know it’s a moot argument but players of other eras would have a field day in this league.

  7. dysraw1 - Sep 16, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Dirk played against Jordan and Barkley and though he was very young at the time he was quickly making a name for his self

  8. returnofmeezle - Sep 16, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    and they were at the end when he played against them

  9. bj1980 - Sep 17, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    I was there for the Utah game. The man should’ve been carried off the floor on everyone’s shoulders. Hell, we should’ve improvised a throne.

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