Dirk Nowitzki, the face of the franchise for over a decade and the greatest Maverick to ever live, turned 37 years old today.
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Yes, it’s been almost 17 years to the day since the Mavericks pulled off perhaps the biggest draft night steal of NBA history and acquired the future Hall of Fame power forward from the Milwaukee Bucks, and the thought is troubling.
At this stage of his career it doesn’t seem like Dirk has many more colossal performances left in the tank, but a very happy birthday to the Big German nonetheless. To celebrate, we will look back at the top 5 performances of Dirk Nowitzki’s illustrious career.