The Greatest German Of All Time (GGOAT), Dirk Nowitzki, got together with another German, DJ Flula, to have some fun in the backseat of a car driven by a couple Mavs dancers in full costume. While they were on the road, Dirk and Flula were beatboxing, rapping and singing from the backseat, specifically a tortured version of “Satisfaction,” by the Rolling Stones. Read More »
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Turns out that Dirk is familiar with the art from his love of soccer – arguably the only sport on the planet that over the years has taken the plague of flopping to another stratosphere.
Check out Dirk’s work in a charity soccer match over the weekend: Read More »
Want some bad news? Dirk Nowitzki believes the NBA will never get rid of flopping. Worse yet, the German, accused from time to time for flopping himself, told The Dallas Morning News that he actually thinks flopping has a part to play, that doing whatever you can to get a call is all a part of the game. Normally, we’d agree. Do whatever you can to win. That includes working yourself to exhaustion in the offseason, getting into practice fights to up the intensity, being unafraid of the moment, and just about everything else that separates the good players from the great ones. But we’ll never condone flopping. Read More »
Pro wrestling is fake. It is as fake as Game of Thrones and The Godfather and Les Misérables and every other form of non-reality entertainment.
Every pro wrestling fan over the age of 10 understands this, and still you can’t bring up wrestling in mixed company without somebody asking, “You know it’s fake, right?” like they’re doing you a favor. Read More »
The NBA Finals have given us a lot. Spectacular finishes. Legendary performances. Bill Russell. Magic Johnson. Tim Duncan. But it’s not always the big trophies and the ESPN specials that we remember. What about the lighter moments? Read More »
Remember watching Tyrus Thomas during LSU’s run to the Final Four in the 2006 NCAA Tournament? The man was an animal, destroying top overall seed Duke during a Sweet 16 matchup and then hanging 21 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, and blocking three shots against Texas in a regional final. He went from being a complete nobody during the preseason to looking like a surefire NBA star. Read More »
The NBA Finals are a chance for a player to validate his worth during “crunch” time. The center stage brings out the best and worst. The whole world watches your every move, both hoping for you to fail and to succeed. Many factors play into a player’s effectiveness during the Finals: the pressure, the development of the player, the defensive schemes of the opposition, teammates, and your own offensive game plan. Read More »
Pundits and fans constantly analyze the NBA Draft, thinking they can nail the right pick. But sometimes you just get a bad draft. The draft might be deft of superstars and your favorite team may be left with a middling player who ends up sitting on the bench for the majority of his NBA tenure. And sometimes, you get a draft where you can’t miss. Read More »