Dirk Nowitzki Needs to Prove that he is Not a Fluke MVP

Dirk Nowitzki‘s miserable playoff performance last season will be remembered more than his Most Valuable Player award and more than the fact that he led the Dallas Mavericks to a 67-15 record. His dismal performance during the playoffs made a lot of people believe that he didn’t deserve to bag MVP title. Nowitzki and the Mavericks entered the playoffs as the overall number 1 seed only to be booted out by the 8th seeded Golden State Warriors. That event was dubbed as the biggest upset in the NBA playoff history and naturally, Nowitzki was blamed for that.

 

 

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I believe Dirk Nowitzki learned a lot of valuable lessons from that unfortunate event and I think he will be better prepared for the upcoming season. Hopefully he can use the past experience as a motivation to play even better and to be a better team leader.

I think Nowitzki should continue to improve his game especially his mental toughness. He is about 7 ft tall but he was easily distracted by the smaller and quicker guards of Warriors in the playoffs. At his height, smaller guards shouldn’t be a problem; he can easily shoot the ball if he is not easily distracted.

After the blowing out a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals with the Miami Heat two years ago and losing to the scrappy 8th seeded Warriors last season, Dirk Nowitzki MUST prove to the NBA and the rest of the sporting world that he is more than just a 7 ft. sharpshooter, but a team leader as well. And he needs to do it fast.

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One response to “Dirk Nowitzki Needs to Prove that he is Not a Fluke MVP

  1. Pingback: Dallas Mavericks and its post season disappointments « Just Another Sports Blog

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