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Old 03-20-2007, 02:00 PM   #1
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Default Washington Post: Dirk Chokewitski admits to getting scared at the end of games!!



Nowitzki Admits Getting Tense in Pressure Situations

Dallas Mavericks all-star forward Dirk Nowitzki, who is still hearing criticism for his meltdown during a 129-127 double-overtime loss to Phoenix last week, admitted yesterday that he gets tight during pressure situations.

"I think everybody who says they don't get tense, they're lying," Nowitzki said following practice at Dodge Fitness Center on the campus of Columbia University, where the Mavericks were preparing for the Knicks tonight.

"It's big games. You got to find ways to stay loose and relax. I've been doing a decent job of not letting the pressure get to me (YEA THE **** RIGHT YOU HAVE...HAHAHAHAHA) and still enjoying the moment."

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"I think everybody who says they don't get tense, they're lying," Nowitzki said...
You think Michael Jordan was "tense" at the end of games, Dirk? Do you really believe that? Do you really believe that Larry Bird was pissing his leg at the free throw line? Give us all a break. Just because you turn into a scrub at the end of games, don't try to play it off like it happens to all the great ones. That's a joke.

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What's more fun then hitting the game winning shot? That's not scary, that's exciting.
And then you have Dirk Chokewitski:

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"I think everybody who says they don't get tense, they're lying," Nowitzki said
Bwa...bwaaa...bwahahahahaha

The game sure ain't what use to be. We go from MJ and Larry to Dirk? Say ain't so!
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:31 PM   #2
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:54 PM   #3
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I love the way that Boston fans ooh and ahh at Dirk when he shoots. When he hits a high-arching jupshot you can feel the longing eyes looking on from the stands in reminiscience. You can hear respect and awe in their gasps when he pulls up to shoot. You can almost hear forlorn Celticfan say "I remember when we had a player like that, and a team almost that good."

It's particularly disheartening to Celticfan when Dirk coasts through the game only to decide in the fourth quarter that he's going to quit messing around with their little team and pound them into submission by dominating the game and closing them out. Just like he did against so many teams in the past. Just like their players used to do. So, what can they do but live vicariously through the Big German's outfit while he visits their floor? Oh, a Celticfan can dream, cant she?
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:56 PM   #4
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:15 PM   #5
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I love the way that Boston fans ooh and ahh at Dirk when he shoots. When he hits a high-arching jupshot you can feel the longing eyes looking on from the stands in reminiscience. You can hear respect and awe in their gasps when he pulls up to shoot. You can almost hear forlorn Celticfan say "I remember when we had a player like that, and a team almost that good."

It's particularly disheartening to Celticfan when Dirk coasts through the game only to decide in the fourth quarter that he's going to quit messing around with their little team and pound them into submission by dominating the game and closing them out. Just like he did against so many teams in the past. Just like their players used to do. So, what can they do but live vicariously through the Big German's outfit while he visits their floor? Oh, a Celticfan can dream, cant she?
Does Dirk make you wear a rubber?
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:29 PM   #6
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:58 PM   #7
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:40 PM   #8
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It dont matter, he has to make those free throws, its a free shot.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:46 PM   #9
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Cant wait till the playoffs

Gonzo making these threads are funny tho..

Mavs are 2-0 since the 2 OT game.
Suns are 0-2 since..

What does that say? Im not sure, but all I know is that Dirk is a great player, im not sure why the hate.. other than to piss off llama ;S
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:49 PM   #10
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It dont matter, he has to make those free throws, its a free shot.

He makes them at an 87% rate when in "crunch time". When he makes them, no one seems to care. But it's magnified 10x when he misses them.

I can ask - what is the biggest single shot in Dirk's career so far?

I'd say it was the free throw to tie it with the Spurs in Game 7 of last year's playoffs. I seem to recall that one going in.

Why do I get myself into these things? I know we're being baited.
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:02 PM   #11
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He makes them at an 87% rate when in "crunch time". When he makes them, no one seems to care. But it's magnified 10x when he misses them.

I can ask - what is the biggest single shot in Dirk's career so far?

I'd say it was the free throw to tie it with the Spurs in Game 7 of last year's playoffs. I seem to recall that one going in.

Why do I get myself into these things? I know we're being baited.
It was that shot, and he does make them most of the time. But in this case ur right, it is magnified because he went up against his old buddy Nash and it was in OT, if it happend on any other game we wouldn't even be here talking about this.
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He's leading the NBA's winningest team with 25+ PPG.
Not bad... maybe he's on to something. To each his own. You'll get no knock from me on how he approaches his game.
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:25 PM   #13
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It was that shot, and he does make them most of the time. But in this case ur right, it is magnified because he went up against his old buddy Nash and it was in OT, if it happend on any other game we wouldn't even be here talking about this.
..but yet when Dirk put away the Suns on a last-second jumper it was an afterthought.

...or when he scored 50 on them leading them over Nash, all-star, 6th man of the year, coach of the year & friends in the Conference Finals.

There's a bit of a double standard going on here.

Dirk is easily the more accomplished player. If we are talking about clutch performance and criticism, shouldnt we point out that Nash has never been to the Finals? Has there ever been a two-time MVP without a finals appearance? Has there ever been a three-time MVP without a championship?

So, Nash has been blessed with two all-stars, a coach of the year, a 6th man of the year (Diaw), a future 6th man of the year (Barbosa), and hasnt even made it to the finals? Talk about choking.
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:59 PM   #14
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http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthr...t=53792&page=2
http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php?t=54176

Llama was nowhere to be found other than lurking these threads after Dirks legendary classic in Dirk fasion missed FT with game on the line.

Funny how Llama goes into hiding and avoids the critcism of his gay love child Dirk. I wonder if when he goes into hiding if he locks himself in a room with his FatHead Dirk poster or if he just wears his Dirk jersey as he pulls his goalie. Didn't Llama dissappear last year for a couple weeks after the finals after he predicted a sweep?

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..but yet when Dirk put away the Suns on a last-second jumper it was an afterthought.

...or when he scored 50 on them leading them over Nash, all-star, 6th man of the year, coach of the year & friends in the Conference Finals.

There's a bit of a double standard going on here.

Dirk is easily the more accomplished player. If we are talking about clutch performance and criticism, shouldnt we point out that Nash has never been to the Finals? Has there ever been a two-time MVP without a finals appearance? Has there ever been a three-time MVP without a championship?

So, Nash has been blessed with two all-stars, a coach of the year, a 6th man of the year (Diaw), a future 6th man of the year (Barbosa), and hasnt even made it to the finals? Talk about choking.
Your right on there.
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I love the way that Boston fans ooh and ahh at Dirk when he shoots. When he hits a high-arching jupshot you can feel the longing eyes looking on from the stands in reminiscience. You can hear respect and awe in their gasps when he pulls up to shoot. You can almost hear forlorn Celticfan say "I remember when we had a player like that, and a team almost that good."

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The 1980s Celtics would wipe the floor with the 2007 Mavericks. Wipe the ****ing floor. Im talking about 50, 60 point blowouts.
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I'll go so far as to say this: Michael Jordan had he played in the era when Dr J, Nique, Bird, Johnson, Jabaar were all in their primes would not be considered the best player ever, but just some guy.

The 1970s and 1980s of basketball were as good as you will ever see it in the NBA.

0 Championships for the Bulls and Jordan had he played in that era.

Meanwhile, 0 Championships and counting for Nowitzki.
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Dirk is a great player. Both he and Jordan and Bird are correct. EVERYONE gets tense, it is a physiological response and is unavoidable. The great players embrace that tension and use it to come up clutch.

I haven't seen any pattern to suggest that Nowitzki is a choker in those moments. He's not batting 1.000, but neither is anyone else.
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The 1980s Celtics would wipe the floor with the 2007 Mavericks. Wipe the ****ing floor. Im talking about 50, 60 point blowouts.
Imagine a frontline consisting of Lebron James at SF, Tim Duncan at PF, and Jermaine O'neal at C and that would equal the frontline of Parish, Mchale, and Bird. Seriously.

When Tim Duncan took the mantle of the being the greatest PF of all time, he took that recqgnition from Kevin Mchale. Charles Barkely called him the greatest player he ever played against. For the 86 C's, he averaged 26 pts, 10 rebounds and 2 block shots a game while shooting 60% from the field and 80% from the free throw line! He should have been the league MVP!

Larry Bird finished with a career average of 25 pts, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. CAREER AVERAGE! Off the hook.

Robert Parish was a NINE TIME ALL STAR and made THREE ALL NBA TEAMS. Show me another 7'1" center with those kind of accolades in today's game. Comparing the Chief to Jermaine O'neal doesn't even do Parish justice. Put the Chief in his prime in today's game and he is the 2nd best center in the league right now.
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Imagine a frontline consisting of Lebron James at SF, Tim Duncan at PF, and Jermaine O'neal at C and that would equal the frontline of Parish, Mchale, and Bird. Seriously.

When Tim Duncan took the mantle of the being the greatest PF of all time, he took that recqgnition from Kevin Mchale. Charles Barkely called him the greatest player he ever played against. For the 86 C's, he averaged 26 pts, 10 rebounds and 2 block shots a game while shooting 60% from the field and 80% from the free throw line! He should have been the league MVP!

Larry Bird finished with a career average of 25 pts, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. CAREER AVERAGE! Off the hook.

Robert Parish was a NINE TIME ALL STAR and made THREE ALL NBA TEAMS. Show me another 7'1" center with those kind of accolades in today's game. Comparing the Chief to Jermaine O'neal doesn't even do Parish justice. Put the Chief in his prime in today's game and he is the 2nd best center in the league right now.
I guess that Dirk must be pretty good because he's leading a Mavs team with no Parrish and/or McHale in the post to a record that outshines anything that that team could manage to pull off in its prime.

Pull your head out of the sand.

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I guess that Dirk must be pretty good because he's leading a Mavs team with no Parrish and/or McHale in the post to a record that outshines anything that that team could manage to pull off in its prime.

Pull your head out of the sand.
If Bird played in today's watered down NBA, he would averaged 35 pts a game and would have won his 5th straight NBA title if he took the place of Chokewitski on your Mavs team. Don't get it twisted.
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I guess that Dirk must be pretty good because he's leading a Mavs team with no Parrish and/or McHale in the post to a record that outshines anything that that team could manage to pull off in its prime.

Pull your head out of the sand.
Jason Terry, Stackhouse, Howard are not slouches. Although I wonder who was comparable to LeBron on the 86 Celtics? No one on that team was athletic as him.
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