Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki leads the list of nominees released for the 2023 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class. Other first-time nominees are Gregg Popovich, Dwyane Wade, Tony Parker, and Pau Gasol.
Nowitzki is a shoo-in to be a first-ballot selection. The 14-time All-Star and 2011 NBA champion played his entire 21-year career with the Mavericks where he holds nearly every franchise record. Dirk is sixth all-time in scoring, and he was recently named to the 75th-anniversary team.
The Hall of Fame inductees will be announced on Feb. 17 as part of NBA All-Star weekend with the enshrinement ceremony set for Aug. 12 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dirk Nowitzki will again be part of All-Star weekend, and his Hall of Fame induction will be a cannot miss event for all MFFLs.
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Mavs head coach Jason Kidd was fined $25,000 for his ejection during Monday’s loss to the Timberwolves in Minnesota. The Hall of Fame point guard stormed the court after Luka Doncic was ejected, which resulted in both men being sent home early.
The tampering investigation into the Jalen Brunson signing resulted in the New York Knicks losing their 2025 second-round pick it was announced on Wednesday. The league deemed that the Knicks contacted Brunson before they were allowed. The Mavs deserve all the blame for not locking down JB when they had the chance, but the move will cost the Knicks a second-round pick.
The Pelicans will be without Zion Williamson as the star was placed in the league’s health and safety protocols on Wednesday. Expect him to miss at least five days of action.
The biggest on-court story was the Nets scoring 91 first-half points on their way to a dominating win over the defending champion Warriors. Golden State went just 1-5 on their road trip, and they have slipped to 11th in the Western Conference. Stephen Curry is out for a couple of weeks, and the Dubs are struggling to find traction without their superstar.
The Dallas Mavericks wrap up a four-game road trip on Friday night in Houston before returning home for a Christmas Day showdown against the Los Angeles Lakers. Expect Luka Doncic to be locked in, so do not miss a second of the action.