Separating Dirk Nowitzki from other all-time greats: 3. Demeanor
Dirk is one of the best to ever play the game of basketball, so it would be easy for him to be arrogant and a bit full of himself. Not Nowitzki. He is not brash or arrogant, but one of the nicest people in the world. Dirk’s personality endeared him to fans even more.
Nowitzki is hilarious, and he never takes himself too seriously. Dirk put in a ton of work to be an all-time great, but he just wants to have fun. Fans love seeing him smile, and Nowitzki never shied away from helping others.
The Tall Baller from the G was also the master of the promo video. He and the team would have fans cracking up in the arena by putting together clips that would play during stoppages in the game. Here is a classic one on “Dirking”.
How many other all-time greats would cut together a similar video? His personality and demeanor make him unique. Dirk is always himself, and he has a way of making other people comfortable and just enjoying the moment.
Nowitzki made his broadcast debut this season filling in for Derek Harper, and he knocked it out of the park because Dirk does not take himself too seriously. The seven-footer jokes around and genuinely has fun. His personality makes him unique, especially among the NBA’s all-time greats.