I'd like to know what is this forum's overall opinion (past and present) is of NBA All-Star Dirk Nowitzki who has been playing for the Dallas Mavericks since 1998. Do you think he still has a shot at another ring? What would the Mavs need to get to the finals and win it all again?
I'd put him in the top ten of the all time best players of the game; extremely high basketball IQ and a practically unblockable shot. I think his role as our prime time player is fading away, but a guy like him never loses their shot. I think he's still got a good 2-3 years of frequent 20+ point games, but that'll only happen if we get a center... the thing we've always needed.
- are there any other all-star players who you think are on their last legs (1-2 decent seasons left)?
I think Kobe is done. As are Garnett and Pierce, Duncan and Ginobli, and Dirk and Vince Carter. They'll hav to be bench players if they wanna win anymore championships.