Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki makes Kevin Durant’s all-time roster

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Kevin Durant (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Kevin Durant (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks are locked in a tight playoff race, but a recent skid has harmed their chances of avoiding the play-in tournament. Luka Doncic will be looking to get the Mavs back on track. They have not won a playoff series since Dirk Nowitzki brought the title to Dallas in 2011. The goal is to go on a deep playoff run in 2021.

The Mavericks are having limited attendance at games right now, but fans cannot wait for the American Airlines Center to fully open back up. There is a ton of celebrating to be done when it does. Dirk will have his jersey retirement and statue unveiling in the coming years in front of a packed house in the arena that he built.

Nowitzki is an all-time great and the Dallas Mavericks GOAT, but does he make your all-time 12-man NBA roster? He did for Kevin Durant. Let us take a closer look at the 2014 MVP’s team.

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Kevin Durant puts Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki on all-time roster

Kevin Durant was asked on the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast to name his all-time 12-man NBA roster. He went with LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Hakeem Olajuwon, and himself in the starting lineup. KD had Dirk as his power forward coming off the bench, though. The 11-time All-Star made note of Magic Johnson playing with three sharpshooters and Shaquille O’Neal in his second unit.

Filling out an all-time 12-man roster is no easy task. Durant left off Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tim Duncan, and many other all-time greats. It was a massive honor that he selected Dirk for his roster. Debates can be made for a host of players for inclusion. Nowitzki is more than deserving, but there few easy calls.

Dallas Mavericks supporters cannot wait to see Dirk Nowitzki back at the American Airlines Center. Stay tuned for plenty more on Mavs GOAT, plus daily analysis on the team that fans will not want to miss at The Smoking Cuban.

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