Friday June 5, 2020

Danke Dirk: Europe's only NBA MVP

Dirk Nowitzki was a rarity in any sport these days, but especially in the NBA, as he spent his entire top tier career with the same team

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

12th April, 2019
Dirk Nowitzki 'shattered perceptions' in NBA. Pic: Getty

The individual accolades flowed freely: 14-time All Star, 4-time All NBA first team, and the 2007 NBA MVP. At the time of writing he is still the lone European to ever claim that final honour - but it would have all felt empty were it not for 2011.

In 2006, Dirk brought Dallas to within reach of the summit. They reached the NBA Finals, built up a 2-0 lead in the best of seven series with the...

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