Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  9 responses

Dirk Nowitzki Gets All-Star Starting Nod

A very easy call for George Karl to make: “Denver Nuggets coach George Karl has informed league officials that he plans to start Dirk Nowitzki for the West in place of the injured Kobe Bryant in Sunday’s All-Star Game, sources told ESPN.com. Sources close to the situation confirmed that Karl — who is not scheduled to arrive in Dallas until Friday with the Nuggets playing host Thursday night to the Spurs — will move Nowitzki from the hometown Mavericks into the starting lineup even though he’s obviously not a guard. Nowitzki narrowly missed winning a starting spot in fan balloting for the first time when San Antonio’s Tim Duncan made a late surge in the final round of ballot returns to pass the German.”

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  • http://fdjsklf.com Jukai

    Please let him play the two spot for the entire game

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  • http://Www.lkz.ch/basket Darksaber

    NyahahHAAHAHAAA!! AI is MIA, Kaman and Deron are in and now Dirk is starting. I think i’ll play the lottery this week, my telepathic powers are peaking. As for Dirk starting; YESSSS!

  • http://theurbangriot.com/ NUPE

    It would be great to see him win the ASG MVP too.

  • LA Huey

    Yeah, NUPE. I feel like every hometown All-Star is obligated to go out and win the MVP.

  • jumpman3224

    Wont Melo be starting at the 2? My prediction: East Win. DHoward get the MVP.

  • Tyler Whitcomb

    East Win, Lebron MVP!

  • therighttoremainsalient

    nash will start at the two. move ‘melo to the point.

  • Orlando Green

    Without Kobe killer instinct on the loose, I doubt the west can pull it off. Unless either Melo, Dirk catch fire for the whole game. East wins, Wade mvp.