Thursday, October 18, 2007

Dirk is no MJ

Dirk Nowitzki is usually up to something at the end of shootarounds and practices, and it usually falls in the goofball category. Most if the time it’s something like an exaggerated monster dunk off a pass from Brad Davis along with a primal screen.

Today he decided to go Jordan from the free-throw line. It wasn’t pretty. The takeoff was a step inside the stripe and the ball never quite reached iron. That was enough to get Avery Johnson’s attention. The General yelled out to equipment manager Al Whitley to get the MVP off the court.

“Get his shoes,” a jovial Johnson instructed. Al responded by bear-hugging Dirk, who did manage to squirm away for a couple more shots.

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