Day 41: Dirk Nowitzki

Omertime

Today is Day 41 of the Omer. Yesod sheb’yesod. The ultimate foundation.

Every team yearns for a foundational player. The type of player who can carry an offense over a whole season, while being adequate on defense. The type of player who can make their teammates better and still take over in crunch time. The type of player who can do all of that against the best teams in the most pressure packed moments on the biggest stage. Those players are rare and difficult to find. But when you find one, you have yesod, the foundation.

But on Day 41 of the omer, yesod sheb’yesod, we honor a player who was the ultimate foundation, not only for his team, but for his franchise, and for a generation of European players. Over 21 seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki had one of the twenty best careers of all…

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