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Dirk is playing with triple-digit temperature

Posted on: June 7, 2011 10:41 pm
Edited on: June 7, 2011 10:41 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Dirk Nowitzki has been hot a lot in the postseason. But that's always been meant figuratively.

Now it's literal.

ABC sideline reporter Doris Burke reported at halftime of Game 4 that Dirk played the first half with a fever of 101. He went just 4-10 in the half for 10 points and after starting the game well (he hit his first three shots), Dirk cooled off, missing six of his last seven.

Obviously this isn't going to stop Dirk from playing any and all it can really do is increase the already growing legend of Dirk. A stong finish or a couple big shots and Dirk will have his own mini "flu game" to go on this building playoff resume.
Comments

Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: June 8, 2011 1:47 am
 

Dirk is playing with triple-digit temperature

Dirk also knows how to pass to more than one different teamate.



Since: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: June 8, 2011 1:01 am
 

Dirk is playing with triple-digit temperature

Dirk definately showed Lebron how it's done. Have a 101 fever? So? "I'm still gonna play my game till the clock hits Zero even if I fall over... cause this is my life.. and it means everything. I want to win. I want to win it all."



Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: June 8, 2011 12:23 am
 

Dirk is playing with triple-digit temperature

Maybe it's my anti-Heat mentality, but I never hear Dirk talking any trash, doing anything stupid or controversial, threatening his team (or giving them the cold shoulder), etc. And here he is actually doing something that Michael Jordan is famous for in the finals - willing his team to a win with an illness nagging at him. 

If the Gods of Basketball see it the way I see it, the Mavericks deserve this series win. Let them send a message to LeBron and Co: You can't buy a championship, and great teams still beat great individuals. 


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