Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 9:20 am  |  7 responses

Dirk Nowitzki is Not an All-Star, According to Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki’s well-documented struggles this season have led the perennial All-Star forward to determine that he is not deserving of an invite to the mid-season showcase. From the Dallas Morning News: “Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has played in 10 consecutive NBA All-Star games. He also is coming off a season in which he won his first championship and was named the NBA Finals’ Most Valuable Player. But Nowitzki sounds like he doesn’t expect to be an All-Star this year. He wasn’t voted in as a starter. Those results were announced last week. Coaches vote on the seven reserves in each conference. Those results are scheduled to be announced on Thursday. Nowitzki was asked after [Mondays's] practice whether he thinks he can make a case for himself for being included in this month’s All Star game in Orlando. ‘Not really,’ he said. ‘I mean, averaging whatever, 15, 16 points, I don’t think you should be an All-Star. But we’ll just have to wait and see. I think there’s a lot of great young talent in this league that deserves to go. I think LaMarcus Aldridge has been stiffed the last couple of years. He’s a great young player, fun to watch. You know Blake (Griffin); and (Kevin) Love is playing great, so there’s a lot of talent at my position. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.’”

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  • Justin G.

    Translation: I could really use the extra rest

  • http://letcramzycook.tumblr.com/ cramzy

    somebody lied, he got a chopper in the car, hunh

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    totally agree with dirk, he better not make it and leave LMA on the outside looking in again. This is not a lifetime achievment award (barkley voice)

  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    Dirk keeping it real, showing appreciation on the younger players. But is there anyone who didn’t made the all-star team the following season prior to being regarded as the best player in the play-offs the previous??

  • RobbieJay

    now how many cats would be honest and say this. not a lot. respect dirk

  • Charles

    Gotta love Dirk man. Stand up. LMA deserves to be there but same story last season too.

  • robb

    Dirk is honest, sometimes I think he’s too honest.