Dirk NowitzkiPhoto by Thierry Desfontaines
Originally published in SLAM 61

You’ve seen the NBA commercial. You know, the one where they make fun of Dirk’s haircut his rookie year and show him shooting what we can only guess were countless jump shots in a dark gym. At this point, it’s safe to say he wisely did away with the hair and the jumpers—they paid off.—Adam Fleischer