Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Big German Is Simply The Best

No offence to the late Drazen Petrovic, but Dirk Nowitzki is the most talented and productive European player ever to suit up in an NBA uniform. Yeah, you hear people say "Drazen was a lethal shooter". Well, so is Dirk and much more. Mainly the talk concerning Drazen was about "what if" he wasn't killed in a car accident. The bottom line is, unfortunately, it happened, so he didn't get the chance to maximize his potential. No doubt it was tragic, but it's the facts. Even if he did survive, he still wouldn't have had Nowitzki's versatility offensively. The 7-foot former NBA MVP is a threat inside and out which has made Dirk a defensive nightmare for opponents on a consistent basis. He's averaged over 20 ppg eversince his third NBA season back in 2000-01. There's no doubt Drazen would have had a terrific career, but in the end, he didn't possess Nowitzki's physical gifts and versatile offensive talent. So, the next time you hear your buddies discussing who is the best Euro ever to play in the NBA and one of your friends mention Drazen as the top guy, feel free to smack your buddy in the head and make him listen to a Ron Artest album. Dirk Rules!
PS --) Nowitzki's last name is pronounced "Noh-VIT-skee"!!!! I hate when TV sports broadcasters call him "Noh-wit-skee"!! Hey, all you TV anchors on Canadian sports TV networks, Dirk is GERMAN!! W's sound like V's in German!! Learn how to pronounce names correctly before you spit them out wrong to a national audience! For goodness sake, do your jobs right!!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Dave,

    I can see that you've clearly a lot of thought into this one.

    I'm a bit of a Nowitzki fan myself - a seven footer who stop on a drop of a dime and pop it from the outside is a rare breed.

    The guy is re-Drik-culous!