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

@emmetjryan
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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