Originally Posted by -Slap-
Yeah, Dirk is next to Jordan, alright.
The Mavs are winning on a pace only bettered by the 72-10 Bulls. A record of 70 wins would put Nowitzki in a classification with only Michael Jordan's Bulls. It would also put him in a classification with your favorite Laker greats.
Nowitzki plays with no one on the level of Pippen, Rodman, Grant, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Chamberlain, or even Gail Goodrich. Dirk has no McHale, no Parrish, no Dennis Johnson. He has no Marion, no Stoudemire, no Ginobili, no Shaquille O'Neal, no Yao... not even a Lamar Odom.
Dallas is doing their thing in a brutal conference. Say what you want about the Bulls, I'm not going to argue with you about "watering down"...you could just as easily argue that today's athlete is much more skillfully refined. It doesnt matter to me one way or the other. Winning 70 games is a great accomplishment no matter which way you slice it. It's only happened once.