Dallas Mavericks: Happy Birthday Dirk Nowitzki
By Kohl Rast
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2. Finals MVP 2011
Dirk Nowitzki deserved the Finals MVP as much as any NBA player to ever play the game. Without Dirk, the Dallas Mavericks never win a title and probably are never looked at as a legitimate NBA franchise.
For the entire playoffs, Dirk averaged nearly 28 points per game on 48% shooting. He also pulled down 8.1 rebounds per game to help the team in every way that he could.