Dirk Nowitzki’s worst playoff game spoiled his MVP season and had people questioning his legacy

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    Today, Dirk Nowitzki's legacy is untouchable. He's an MVP, a champion, a Finals MVP, and one of the greatest players in the history of Dallas Mavericks, the NBA, and the whole continent of Europe. He ended his playing career beloved, revered, and dignified.
    So it's pretty amazing to reflect on the low point of that career: a surprising playoff defeat so grim that it threatened to tarnish legacy for good. Dirk was the soon-to-be MVP and the leader of the league's best regular season team, so for him to perform as poorly as he did in a decisive Game 6 against the underdog Golden State Warriors was devastating. The whole of Dirk's superstar career eclipsed the bad times, but MAN, those bad times were ... the worst.
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The Worst is back! We’re gonna mix in some episodes like this one that highlight the low points for specific, historically great players and teams. If you've got suggestions, we're all ears.

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Tmoney 1823
Tmoney 1823

Love this series glad it’s back!!

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Quinn Olivarez
Quinn Olivarez

I’m a glutton for punishment, do rockets G6 vs San Antonio. That’s got to be the worst home L in nba playoff history

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Alex Igra
Alex Igra

If Dirk had retired then, do you still think he would have made the Hall of Fame?

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SB Nation
SB Nation

@Winston Christopher Got the worst sports movie for ya riiiiight here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyC-efJVpeE

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Glenn Bryant
Glenn Bryant

Worst player trade/signing/contract (e.g. Winston Bogarde @ Chelsea)

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Fab Elger
Fab Elger

Greatest Victim of an ,, EXITING FOR EVERYONE BUT..." moment IN HISTORY..who else but the German guy... OF COURSE who else, we all know THAT can't go wrong... and Dirk came and decLARED WAR ONTO EVERYOOoo...i mean..he won the 2011 finals * harumph harumph* * vanishing in the youtube onlooker crowd* *harumph*

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PushSonyaDeville
PushSonyaDeville

I remember this, Golden State was amazing that year. I told everybody they were gonna win, I mean they just were a younger faster team.

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Denis Pepic
Denis Pepic

You cant hate Dirk

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Kenny Hill
Kenny Hill

Would you consider Memphis being an 8th seed beating the Spurs in 2011 a 1st seed just as much as a dissappointment?

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Gil D
Gil D

Rigged

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Adam Hassanein
Adam Hassanein

Lamar Jackson tonight ...

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Leonard Yañez
Leonard Yañez

That's why Dirk has the most Beautiful Championship of all time- Charles Barkley

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Captain Cortez
Captain Cortez

Nowitzki's story going from Zero to Hero reminds me a lot of Steve Yzerman's way in the NHL; John Elway's NFL route and, from October 2019, Ryan Zimmermann's way in the MLB. All four great players were called chokers when but then all four of them rebounded with winning the championships around the time many people expected them to not succeed. A beautiful all-around analogy. And another thing: all those fenomenal players didn't go to other teams, but instead remained with Red Wings/Mavericks/Broncos/Nationals until their career was done (still unclear about Zimmerman; he's still playing). That's why I don't appreciate guys like LeBron or Durant and instead look for examples like Dirk, Steve, John & Ryan. Rest easy, guys. All of your legacies are cleaned from failure now.

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Young Suit
Young Suit

Y'all should do Guillermo Corias worst choke at Roland Garros vs Gaston Gaudio

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Un-Professional Duck
Un-Professional Duck

This is generally what happens when a former employee of your team teaches another team all of your secrets/ plays. Still hilarious though.

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Raptors2019
Raptors2019

Dirks run in 2011 was one of the sweetest redemptions in sports

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Anthony Ruan
Anthony Ruan

Everybody kind of forgot the Spurs in 2011. They are also a 1st-seeded team that got pummeled by the 8th-seeded Grizzlies. No one gave them a bad rap. And when Dirk did they scrutinizing him.

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C Dio00426
C Dio00426

Without the deepest valleys you can’t appreciate the peak

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J M
J M

This is on par with Miami choking to the mavs

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Rock Attack
Rock Attack

Dirk resume win 67 game in a season took a 72 million pay cut 1 mvp 14 all star 1 finals mvp 1 championship 32k 21 season in dallas

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Antonio Wombdiska
Antonio Wombdiska

“You weren’t there. But, me and Dupree were there” lmfao shows a pic of Owen Wilson

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Injustice Anywhere Threatens Justice Everywhere
Injustice Anywhere Threatens Justice Everywhere

Its not single moments that should define someone. Its when it keeps happening again and again.

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Andrew Jenkins
Andrew Jenkins

Do rich Gannon’s super bowl performance! As a life long raiders fan that was BRUTAL!!!!

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Mario Bryant
Mario Bryant

Sure Nowitzki got the ring in 2011- props to him for finally getting one. But 2007 to be honest could’ve been a cruise control to the championship after the disappointment the year before. When the Mavericks lost game 1, it was like uh oh, the Warriors could beat them in the series. Game 6 was like damn, the Warriors hit them with an avalanche in the third quarter. A close game that Nowitzki was a no show turned out to be that way, the Warriors went into the zone and shut him down.

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C B
C B

Don't call it a comeback. Glad to see this series back in the mix. This and Beef History are staples of my Recommended feed.

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Kevin Bertalotto
Kevin Bertalotto

Overrated af

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Deepanshu bhushan
Deepanshu bhushan

Do a collapse on Ray Allen and The Seattle Supersonics!!!

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Neil Pangan
Neil Pangan

He changed his game after that series it became more mature. It will be a suicide if you defend him the same way the warriors did when he was in his early 30s.

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Neil Pangan
Neil Pangan

His passing game is still not polished until 09-10 season.

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athenasatanjesus
athenasatanjesus

This series made Dirk so underrated, replace Dirk with Kobe over his career ,and Dirk would have as many rings or more, while Kobe would have no rings and would not have any 60 win seasons.

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doom
doom

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doom
doom

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Abbie Urick
Abbie Urick

please get some more hockey videos in

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VT 24
VT 24

This was what Dirk needed to fuel him for what would eventually happen in 2011

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Jay Lew
Jay Lew

Damn, poor moses

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Leo Ferwer
Leo Ferwer

It really was a surprise. Not that 6th game in particular, but the series itself. It was clear back in games 3 and 4 that the Mavs will lose. And many people thought they will never win a championship after that. But the Mavs were a top Western team (maybe not THE best, but a 2nd or 3rd best) year after year (a +50 wins 11 consecutive years), when the WC was insane. Really insane... some years all Western teams in playoffs had 50 wins. The Mavs and Dirk had a rough path to the championship each year, and fortunately they made it, finally, in 2011. Great vid!

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Alex Igra
Alex Igra

If Dirk had retired then, do you still think he would have made the hall of fame?

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acorn sucks
acorn sucks

Great video.

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acorn sucks
acorn sucks

Snoopy Dogg is an idiot.

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Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher

Stephen Jackson owned dirk

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zScorpionKillerz
zScorpionKillerz

The best part I met Dirk in real life 😎😎

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Rory Garhart
Rory Garhart

the worst trade deadline

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King Trawal
King Trawal

Beating the Stacked Heatles makes Dirk the GOAT

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tmacman
tmacman

That was a hard series to watch as a Mavs fan. I remember in one game we were making a rally to get the game close before halftime, but at the buzzer, Baron Davis hit a half-court shot to keep the Warriors ahead. We won 67 games that year and had a epic collapse but 4 years later Dirk was able to become a champion so it worked out in the end.

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Blobulous
Blobulous

make the worst sunday night game saints colts 2011

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Zakk Tracy
Zakk Tracy

We need a rewinder of lebrons chasedown block on iguodala in the 2016 nba finals.

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Martin Mendoza
Martin Mendoza

What About Could You Do A Rewinder Of Cody Parkey’s Missed Field Goal?

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Darth Maul
Darth Maul

Of course he was good hes like 7 foot tall. Larry bird lookin ass 😁

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Marit Seim Ekeland
Marit Seim Ekeland

2:10 wrong denver was the first

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Matt Hov
Matt Hov

I love dirk, as does everyone else, he is one of the if not the most beloved nba players ever, but yah love for him gets ahead of his actual talent & play.,..top 3 pf all time after Tim & kg

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Julius Franklin
Julius Franklin

I would luv to be in the breath of those men in that line up. All hall of Famers of future HOFs in jabar m. Malone Dirk & Westbrook. Go Mavs

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Juan Alvarez
Juan Alvarez

Snoop dogg, I thought he was a laker fan !!

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Frederico Espinoza
Frederico Espinoza

I don't know if many NBA observers outside of the bay area know this , but a huge factor in this historic upset. Occurred immediately following the Warriors game one victory . Charles Barkley who was a color commentator for the game was asked on air , for his thoughts on the Warriors surprising victory . He stated that Dallas had an off night , and that the Warriors would not win another game that series. Asked to repeat his prediction for the outcome of the series, he said , i dont believe the Warriors will win another game. Hence the ' We Believe ' tshirts that showed up at Oracle Arena for the Warriors next home game along with a fired up home crowd and Warriors team .

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Jayson Hoffman
Jayson Hoffman

Worst Stanley Cup final? 1996 Colorado vs Florida perhaps.

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Zhuoran Li
Zhuoran Li

It can’t be worse than Dwane Casey receiving the coach of the year trophy as Raptors’ ex-coach. And seeing the team flourish under his assistant. So maybe the we need to do an episode on “the worst coach of the year”

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omar triki
omar triki

He definitely deserved his revenge in 2011 which remains the greatest playoffs rally for an underdog team.

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MrYouarethecancer
MrYouarethecancer

Is there a more Jewish face than 1:31?

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Willdawg00
Willdawg00

Oh, what’s next for Collapse? The Giants or the 49ers? Or the Warriors in 4 years?

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shadyparadox
shadyparadox

People should have absolutely seen it coming. Dallas was 67-15 that year, but 0-3 against the Warriors, including two blowout losses in Oakland. One of them came right at the peak of the Mavs' season, in which they just demolished the Lakers by 30+ the previous game, putting them at 52-9 and a 17-game winning streak. Even at their height, they had no idea how to play the Warriors. One problem not mentioned in the video was that while GS's front court was undersized, their backcourt was oversized. Davis and Richardson completely overpowered Harris and Terry, which was one of the lesser known reasons Dallas traded Harris for the larger and more defensive Jason Kidd the following year.

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Gandydancer
Gandydancer

You don't give Avery Johnson enough blame for the fiasco. He decided to bench his center and play small ball against the Warriors, as if his was not the better team and the Warriors the team that needed to find something to make up the difference. The lesson was emphasized in the second round, when the Jazz killed the Warriors, behind Carlos Boozer crushing them on the boards and in the paint, playing the opposite of small ball.

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iammacio
iammacio

Good job guys. Keep it coming.

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AquaTheGod FromSpace
AquaTheGod FromSpace

Where's the beef history????

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Cullin Burchfield
Cullin Burchfield

Suggestion: Kari Lehtonen's collapse in the Dallas Stars game 6 vs Anaheim 2014 Playoffs.

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Veno D313
Veno D313

Shouts to a Detroit PSL legend Mo Ager.

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