Kevin Durant says Dirk Nowitzki is definitive best big man shooter of all-time

Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant
Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant / Benjamin Solomon/GettyImages

The Dallas Mavericks have not won a playoff series since Dirk Nowitzki led them to a championship in 2011. They had an incredible 21-year run with Dirk that featured 15 playoff appearances, two NBA Finals, and three Western Conference Finals. Nowitzki is sixth all-time in scoring and a future Hall of Famer.

Dirk changed the game as a seven-footer that spaces the floor and shot a high volume of 3-pointers. Now, every team in the league has a stretch four, and Nowitzki helped usher in that era.

Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns claimed he was the greatest shooting big man (subscription required) of all-time, and it made plenty of waves. MFFLs were upset by the Dirk slander, but Kevin Durant set the record straight on his podcast.

Dirk Nowitzki is definitive best big man shooter of all-time according to Kevin Durant

Durant is one of the best and most efficient scorers in NBA history. The 6’10 forward has averaged over 27 points per game for his career on 49.6 percent shooting from the field, 38.4 percent on his threes, and 88.3 percent from the foul line. He knows shooting, and KD made it clear that Dirk is the top big man shooter of all time.

Durant talked at length about Nowitzki’s training methods, and how Dirty is the unquestioned best shooting big man. KD disqualified himself from the argument by saying he is not a big man. Nowitzki is one of the best shooters and scorers in NBA history, and nobody should sleep on his greatness.

The Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets split their two meetings this season with Kevin Durant on pace to make his tenth All-NBA team. Dirk Nowitzki is enjoying his retirement and his role as special advisor to owner Mark Cuban. It was awesome to see KD giving Nowitzki the respect he deserves, and stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest on Dirk.

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