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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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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Willdawg 00
Willdawg 00

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

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77 Magic
77 Magic

Dirk 🏆⛹🏼‍♂️

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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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viktorshade
viktorshade

do one on kyle lowry

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P 21
P 21

Do a rewinder for Lebron’s 45 points in Boston

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PassivesAbseits
PassivesAbseits

Next should be "LeBrons worst NBA Finals Performance", since it would have a clear connection to this video...

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RodgerThat
RodgerThat

Do the worst Tom Brady game maybe it’s the game they lost against the jets in divisional game

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Anthony Kernich
Anthony Kernich

How the Cavs made the finals that year is a total mystery. They were literally a one man team.

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VastBluepuppy 424
VastBluepuppy 424

video idea: Kawhi Leonard, round 2, game 7 game winning shot, and how we got their.

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steve ghemning
steve ghemning

SB nation pls pls pls can u guys do a collapse episode about the redskins how they failed multiple times after winning a super bowl, would love it thanks!

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Legendaddy
Legendaddy

Drift Dirk

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CaucasianJesus
CaucasianJesus

Try something esports if possible. Nothing comes to mind, I just think it would be interesting if there is something you could make a video of any substance about.

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Joshua Howard
Joshua Howard

Damn 🤣🤣

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Joshua Howard
Joshua Howard

ThTs Wild asl

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Nuraby _
Nuraby _

Dirk woulda won in 06 if the finals weren't rigged.

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#BennyShoots Videos
#BennyShoots Videos

The year of our Lord 2007

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chendaddy
chendaddy

Totally agree with the ending. That 2007 We Believe Warriors team was legendary, but I'm able to enjoy them more knowing that Dirk redeemed himself in 2011 by dragging that Mavs team to a championship like nobody I'd seen since Olajuwon in 1994. I love Dirk, and it would have been such a tragedy if his legacy was simply the 2006 and 2007 playoffs. I'm so happy it's not.

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Alex King
Alex King

I have two weird rule ideas. The cricketer who turned up with a really wide bat, wider than the wickets. The jockey who won a race even though he was dead.

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TGMY YT
TGMY YT

Miami’s big tres

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Oscar Creed
Oscar Creed

Do the decline of Monta Ellis

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Doug Witus
Doug Witus

Last seasons Super Bowl neeeeeeds a worst episode lol

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Tyler Horniacek
Tyler Horniacek

CAN WE DO AN IMMACULATE RECEPTION DEEP REWIND

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Legendary Games
Legendary Games

I did expect they'll be tough. The only team that could upset them were the Warriors, because they had one TWICE vs the Mavs within the regular season - and remember, Dallas had a 67 win season.....which was at that time like the 3rd or 4th best season ever.

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Legendary Games
Legendary Games

By the way, look at the Starting 5 of the Mavs. Can't see any other HoF player than Dirk.

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itsarnoldbruh
itsarnoldbruh

3:10 threw him to the ground? Come on now

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TheDonkeyFLOPPER
TheDonkeyFLOPPER

As a Mavs fan it was hard for me to watch this. As a Mavs fan living in San Antonio no less Growing up constantly hearing how much less of a player Dirk was under Tim Duncan. So glad Dirk got his and retired a beloved player all over the world.

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jfinn3096
jfinn3096

Absolutely love The Worst videos! Ideas: Worst NBA Draft , Worst NFL season collapse, Worst NFL #1 Draft Pick, Worst Sunday Night Football Game, Worst Thursday Night Football Game, Worst NFL Season Opener, Worst Michael Jordan Game, Worst Sports All-Star Game, Worst Trade in Sports History... Just some ideas

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KiD Music
KiD Music

I felt bad when this happened to him. So glad he finally got his ring in ‘11 though. :)

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Andres hernandez
Andres hernandez

You guys should make a video about the kick that ended the bears season last year

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ZhangtheGreat
ZhangtheGreat

Honestly, this upset, even at the time, wasn't that surprising. Don Nelson, having coached Dirk extensively from his time in Dallas, knew exactly how to shut him down. The Warriors had owned the Mavs in the regular season series, and that speedy lineup was the worst matchup the Mavs could have asked for. I never held this loss against Dirk; it was just a matter of having drawn every bad card at once and not a testament to how great he already was.

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Joseph Thomas Jr
Joseph Thomas Jr

Do a Rewinder on the Minneapolis Miracle!

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Erik Lerström
Erik Lerström

as a massive lebron fan, it's a little weird for me... but I _am_ really happy dirk won a title in the end... just wouldve wished bron was injured or something, not doing his own chokejob lol

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heelgill
heelgill

So you make a video how NBA is fake but you cover NBA as if your a fan..I don't watch NBA but you know.

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