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Dirk Nowitzki - 2011 Finals MVP Full Highlights vs Heat (720p HD)

  • Published on Mar 11, 2014 veröffentlicht
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  • Jons Dons
    Jons Dons 2 years ago +267

    The most earned ring in NBA history.

    • NateTheGreatNDT
      NateTheGreatNDT 16 days ago

      @larryearnshawjriii No MJ… Young Shaq.

    • NateTheGreatNDT
      NateTheGreatNDT 16 days ago

      @Terence Fletcher Eh… The Warriors collapsed due to defense fatigue, and losing Draymond for most of the series which was their defensive star… also it was just one series, Dirk played against tough teams back to back to back.

    • larryearnshawjriii
      larryearnshawjriii 28 days ago

      or hakeem

    • Joshua Thomas
      Joshua Thomas 29 days ago +1

      @Terence Fletcher I see that to a degree but that 73-9 team could argue the suspension of draymond green, along with fatigue of that type of season could of caused that lost, dirk beat a young kd and Russ, a dominant lakers team at the time with Kobe, then to beat a Lebron led heats just puts it over the top, especially his team being picked to lose each series, he ain’t have no Kyrie on his team, with all the favors from the refs on his side nah

    • Terence Fletcher
      Terence Fletcher Month ago +4

      I’d argue the 2016 Cavs winning a 3-1 comeback against a record breaking 73-9 team is more deserving

  • Yannick Kimenyi
    Yannick Kimenyi 5 years ago +3681

    People don't realize that this dude is on the top 10 all time scoring list.
    Iconic one-footed fadeaway.
    Greatest International player of all time!

    • BLACK_MikeHammer
      BLACK_MikeHammer 7 months ago

      @Domonic Decoco He's still considered international even though he became a naturalized U.S citizen.
      The man didnt get to the U.S till he was 19yrs old, born and bred in Nigeria.
      He'll always be international cos he's not a native born American

    • phoeniix971
      phoeniix971 7 months ago

      H4K33M TH3 DR34M

    • bijoux doum
      bijoux doum 7 months ago +1

      @BLACK_MikeHammer When Hakeem came to USA for college, he was at New York Airport freezing cold and asked a Nigerian that worked in the baggage area of what school to goto. He had a choice of St Johns, Providence, Louisville Cardinals (which is my team and he would have won a NCAA championship), and Houston which he picked. It was freezing cold in NYC and the package handler said Houston is hot like Africa. So Hakeem went there. In 1983 the Doctors of Dunk which is Louisville and Houston (Phi Slamma Jamma) met in the final 4. Houston had Clyde Drexler and Hakeem. Houston beat Louisville but lost to NC State on the Jimmy V last second shot in NCAA championship that same year. My Louisville team won in 1980, and 1986. Went to 4 final fours in those 6 six years.80, 82, 83, and 86. Imagine adding Hakeem to that team. Houston went to 3 straight final 4s with Hakeem but never won a championship. Hakeem is best international player all time. He leads NBA all time in blocks. He is top 12 in scoring. 14th in Reb, and 9th in steals. He is the top BIG man in steals all time also.

    • D
      D 7 months ago

      @Alex Wim you’re still wrong Luka is that dude🤣👍

    • BLACK_MikeHammer
      BLACK_MikeHammer 7 months ago

      @Marco Hubner dirk better than Hakeem😆😆?
      That's a bad joke my dude!!🤦🏿‍♂️

  • Paul Malhi
    Paul Malhi 3 years ago +438

    21 years, one team, and one ring. Thank you Dirk. Greatest Maverick of all time.

    • seppuku
      seppuku 15 days ago

      luka is going to give his career a run for his money which i never thought i’d say.

    • Kyle Vervaeke
      Kyle Vervaeke 28 days ago

      Of course it will be debatable. In 10 years Luka could very well be deemed the better player. Hes a revolutionary talent, don’t be dum.

    • Johnathan Carlton
      Johnathan Carlton 7 months ago +1

      @Jason Muska Luka is the only player with the ball in his hands on his team. Obviously his stats will be padded, but he still wont pass Dirk in points. Let that sink in. And SW division had the best defense in the NBA with the best PF defensive player (Tim Duncan) during Dirk's entire career almost. I'll let my facts that I said speak for itself.
      Its not even close or debatable. Every Mavs fan that is older than 14 years old says Dirk is better. Like I said, you been watching NBA since 2018, max. You're a kid. Have a good one.

    • Jason Muska
      Jason Muska 7 months ago

      @Johnathan Carlton I think you have reading comprehension issues bud. I never said that Luka is a more iconic or accomplished player than Dirk currently. That would be preposterous to state. I said you'll eat those words in 10 years. Look at the kids level of talent and his dominance in the league so far. He's a top 7 talent currently in the league and he just turned 23. Dirk entered the league at 21, Luka at 18. Luka has averaged 26.4 points per game this first 4 years and Dirk averaged 17.7 his first 4 years. That's 8.7 PPG greater than Dirk. There's no 2 or 3 or 4 combined seasons where Dirk averaged that. There's only one single season and that was his 2005 season where he Averaged 26.6 and a close 2nd in 2004 at 26.1
      Again the kid just turned 23. He's only going to get better talent wise as well as his Court IQ. So yeah man you're delusional if you think Luka will not put perform Dirk in nearly every part of the stat line in 10 to 15 years from now. But again I'm saying eventually not now. Which is why I said you'll be eating those words in 10+ years and you will be. Luka and Dirk are currently equal when it comes to on minutes played for career. @ 33.8 Luka has a better FG% in their first 4 years 45.7% and Dirk at 45.4%. Luka also out rebounded Dirk in his first 4 seasons with 8.5 compared to Dirks 7.3 then from there Luka out assisted Dirk the first 4 seasons at 8.0 to Dirks 2.0
      Luka does however fall lower in the first 4 years in 3P% than Dirks at 33.7% to 36.7%
      Lastly in overall points in the first 4 years Luka scored 6962 total points to Dirks 3486 points. That's double Dirks. That is crazy!
      Luka Bests Dirk so far in nearly ever facet. Now you can argue that players rarely have the longevity of Dirk and you'd be right but 15 years these types of talents is Normal and Luka started 3 year before Dirk in age so he'll definitely have at least 15 seasons.
      So yeah bud you might want to rethink your statement cuz the stats tell a different story.
      Oh and I started watching basketball in 1988. I am a fanatic of it and I know my shit

    • Johnathan Carlton
      Johnathan Carlton 7 months ago +1

      ​@Jason Muska I won't. I actually watched the NBA before 2018.. And you are eating those words now. Luka is no where close to Nowitzki level. Show me Luka Doncic accolades? Cause here's facts of why you're dead a$$ wrong.
      Dirk Nowitzki-
      NBA Finals MVP: 2011
      NBA Most Valuable Player: 2007
      14× NBA All-Star: 2002-2012, 2014-2015, 2019
      12× All-NBA Team: 2001-2012
      4× First Team: 2005-2007, 2009
      5× Second Team: 2002-2003, 2008, 2010-2011
      3× Third Team: 2001, 2004, 2012
      NBA Three-Point Contest champion: 2006
      NBA Shooting Stars champion: 2010[157]
      NBA Teammate of the Year: 2017
      Ranked 6th in all-time-scoring[17]
      Ranked 5th in all-time defensive-rebounds[158]
      Ranked 2nd in all-time NBA Finals free throw percentage[159]
      82 consecutive free throws made in the regular season (the third-longest streak of all-time)[160]
      26 consecutive free throws made in the Finals (longest streak of all-time)[161]
      One of three players with at least 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists, 1,000 steals and 1,000 blocks[162]
      One of two players with 150 three-pointers and 100 blocks in a single season: 2001[163]
      One of four players with an NBA Playoff career average of 25 ppg and 10 rpg (25.3 ppg, 10.0 rpg)[164]
      One of eight members of the 50-40-90 club: 2007
      One of three players to surpass the mark of 1,000 in both three-pointers and blocks for the career[165]
      One of four players to surpass the marks of 30,000 in points and 10,000 in rebounds for the career[166]
      Holds the record for most free-throws made in a single playoff season with 205 free-throws made: 2006[167]
      Dallas Mavericks all-time statistical leader in games, seasons, points, rebounds, blocks, field goals, three-point field goals and free throws[168]
      NBA record for most seasons with one team (21) and games played in a career spent with only one team (1,522)
      Luka has left the chat

  • Eglinton West
    Eglinton West 4 years ago +384

    Dirk was too hungry and unstoppable. He acknowledged the fact that this was his last opportunity to win while in his prime. But must give huge credit to Jason Terry, Kidd, Chandler, Marion also. Entire bench consisted of very solid, well known veterans. The players were humble/no drama type, so i believe they meshed well plus the talent was present. Can't forget the 2011 Mavs, the finals series felt so real.

    • SBJTV
      SBJTV 9 days ago

      @Jimmy Gan 🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐

    • Jimmy Gan
      Jimmy Gan 8 months ago +9

      don't forget the defensive player on the floor JJ barea who locked down Bron to only 8 points

  • Mr. Putler Gollum
    Mr. Putler Gollum 6 years ago +1000

    1 superstar vs 3 superstars and he won. THE LEGEND.

    • James B
      James B Month ago

      Actually 2 superstars since lechina disappeared from the finals

    • Notis Senju
      Notis Senju Month ago

      A comment with 0 basketball knowledge

    • James B
      James B 3 months ago

      @Jonathan Fan Letrump? Bruh you good?

    • bijoux doum
      bijoux doum 7 months ago

      @Milos Popovic Dallas had a great supportive cast. Tyson Chandler doing the dirty work and rim protection. Shawn Marion guarding Lebron. JKidd and Barea good ball control, Jason Terry getting hot off the bench. And Dirk being the best player in that series

    • Clayton bigsby
      Clayton bigsby 7 months ago

      @sstarlin garcia you on drugs or what

  • The Dude
    The Dude 5 years ago +533

    I‘m from Germany and I had the best time in my life during this Series. Woke up at night to watch the Games, went very tired to work. But at least with a big smile. And I cried when he won his ring, he is my hero!

    • Poweredby the makyo Star🌟
      Poweredby the makyo Star🌟 7 months ago

      Legend one of the best performances ever

    • Lemonade Stand Clips
      Lemonade Stand Clips 8 months ago +1

      @Vivienne Duong dirks ring is amazing but dont discredit lebron calling him a ring chaser when he alone is a goddamn superteam, he goes to any team with a decent player all of a sudden people call that shit a superteam

    • Vivienne Duong
      Vivienne Duong 8 months ago +3

      I rather have Dirk’s one ring then rings chaser LBJ, however many he has, in a heartbeat.

    • Justin Alvarez
      Justin Alvarez 9 months ago +3

      Dallas thanks you! Please stay a fan.

    • King Flubber
      King Flubber Year ago +10

      Same here! It still gives me goose bumps. He played his heart out. Nothing but respect. Er ist und bleibt einer der größten Spieler aller Zeiten 41-21-1 - mehr muss man nicht sagen! 🤜🤛

  • AWCgaming
    AWCgaming 4 years ago +146

    One of the most well-deserved titles of all-time.

  • Shikamaru Nara
    Shikamaru Nara 2 years ago +76

    I remember when we watched that last game here in germany. People who never watch basketball came together and witnessed that moment at 4am in the morning. All the bars were packed. Dirk is just such a legend.

  • Alex Liu
    Alex Liu 5 years ago +325

    Sweep the LA dynasty, defeat the young KD+ westbeast + harden, then conquered the Miami Heat Big Three! What a championship run

    • T A M B A       K O N G O H
      T A M B A K O N G O H 3 months ago

      I salute him

    • Hidden
      Hidden 6 months ago

      nah the la part wasnt that big. lakers were banged up from 3 straight trips to the finals. also lebron wasnt himself

    • mattatatat
      mattatatat 7 months ago

      Blazers arguably gave them their toughest test. They matched up well against the Mavs.

    • Jp Turner
      Jp Turner 7 months ago

      Westbrick? Lol...

    • Mal Burch
      Mal Burch 7 months ago +1

      Don't forget the Portland series

  • PropoPauL MD
    PropoPauL MD 2 years ago +75

    Still one of the best finals. The ageing Mavs managed to get the ring. Much respect with these guys. Been waiting for these since 2006 finals lost. It’s really worth the win. Thanks Dirk!

    • Halesburg
      Halesburg 2 years ago +2

      Us Kings fans vicariously live through you.

  • Sai
    Sai 11 months ago +21

    One of the most beautiful signature shots ever. Not "for a big man" - one of the most complete, well-rounded, unguardable shots, PERIOD.

    • A. Syching
      A. Syching 8 months ago +2

      Dirk one legged fade away is like to Kareem Sky hook, cant be blocked. Might miss but can't be blocked. Vince once blocked dirk but it wasn't the legendary one legged, still a great accomplishment to block a 7 footer though.

  • Ovwevwevwe Onyetenyebwe Ogwenuwem Ossas

    The lone star that defeated a trio of superstars.

    • Johnathan Carlton
      Johnathan Carlton 7 months ago +1

      That doesnt even tell the story. They defeated all the superstars that post season.

    • mike wazowski
      mike wazowski 8 months ago +5

      @L.I.V. da Brand Man I was extremely depressed 10 months ago

    • Dill Ponis
      Dill Ponis 8 months ago

      Cowboy up 🤠

    • L.I.V. da Brand
      L.I.V. da Brand 8 months ago

      @mike wazowski nice

    • mike wazowski
      mike wazowski Year ago +13

      You could save he was a true maverick.

  • lyhthegreat
    lyhthegreat 3 years ago +184

    32:39 damm dirk what a humble guy...standing behind the team when he was the man of his team..those guys had to drag him out to carry the trophy

    • Rakista Channel
      Rakista Channel 2 years ago +9

      lyhthegreat I,liked Brendan Haywood calls dirk at the back to get the trophy..dirk is very humble guy

  • Arturo Luna
    Arturo Luna 8 years ago +4662

    That season Dirk was the best basketball player on Earth. He didn't sustain it very long but for that year no one was better, not LBJ, Kobe, KD, no one.

  • Krayzie Roach
    Krayzie Roach 4 years ago +40

    This is still the most impressive playoff run. Even if LeBron wins the title this year(2018) it wouldn't come close to what Dirk and the mavs did in 2011.

  • Paul Mark Lañojan
    Paul Mark Lañojan 2 years ago +4

    This championship is like winning 6-peat championship. The pain and sacrifices pays off. Love you Dirk ! All the way from Philippines. You're my inspiration , " loyalty , humbleness ". You stayed to Mavs and never gave up. Unlike other player they transferred to other teams to get championship but you, You played the right way. I always use your signature move one legged fadeaway. MJ and Dirk is my basketball idols ❤️❤️❤️ hate LeBron mocked you when u had flu during finals. At the end you got the last laugh.

  • Damian
    Damian 3 years ago +9

    As a german looking a compatriot playing such an amazing game in the worlds best basketball league it feels strange on some way, cause this game is so underrated here. I am very proud that he had such a succes and that he was so loyal to his Mavericks Organisation.Something you see in todays sport very seldom. Hope One day another big german ill play again in the worlds best league. His modesty should be an inspiation for everyboday! LEGEND!!!!

  • Brandon Campbell
    Brandon Campbell 2 years ago +18

    Dirk Nowitzki. MVP, Finals MVP, took has team to 2 finals without another superstar, iconic fadeaway, transformed the big man position.

  • Erinch
    Erinch 6 months ago +2

    The greatest Playoffs run of the last 20 years. (Perhaps even ever.) The gauntlet the 2011 Mavs went through to finish on top of it all.
    A 4-2 win in the first round over the Portland Trailblazers, against players as LaMarcus Aldridge, Marcus Camby, Gerald Wallace & Brandon Roy. (And other notable players as Nicolas Batum & Patty Mills.)
    Then a 4-0 sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round, over players as Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Derek Fisher & Metta World Peace. (And other notable players as Lamar Odom & Matt Barnes.)
    Next, a 4-1 gentleman sweep over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Conference Finals, against players as Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Serge Ibaka & Kendrick Perkins. (And other notable players as Nate Robinson & Thabo Sefolosha.)
    And then finally they beat the three headed hydra from the Miami Heat with a 4-2 record to secure it all. A well fought victory over players as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem & Eddie House. (And other notable players as Jerry Stackhouse, Mike Miller, Jamaal Magloire, Juwan Howard, Zydrunas Ilgauskas & Mike Bibby.)
    Just look at the star studded list they all beat, just incredible. Not just their final opponent, but their whole Playoffs run was against great to amazing teams.
    Just one of a kind, the Dallas Mavericks of 2011.

  • Eghix
    Eghix 4 years ago +6

    kidd's missed shot, rebound and assist on that shot against all that atleticism at like 40 years old, just remarkable.

  • Zach Morgan
    Zach Morgan 5 years ago +5

    I remember this as one of the best overall finals series by any play...that's as good as Dirk has ever played he was in such a zone it was crazy. Ppl always act like Dallas magically won because LeBron was horrible he wasn't horrible but he definitely was only playing like a semi all-star instead of super goaty like when he played Warriors

  • James Ward
    James Ward 4 years ago +6

    All I really remember about this Finals is how absolutely unstoppable Dirk was...It felt like he literally never missed! Glad he got him one 🏆

  • Sandman1724
    Sandman1724 2 years ago +2

    Dirk BALLED out that entire playoff run. Clutch in every game in the Finals. Definitely one of the all time greats. Ans that jump shot is SO ice water!!!

  • Foxy Chariot
    Foxy Chariot 5 years ago +5

    25:11 Shit gives me chills. Highest 3pter in NBA history. I remember watching this game as a 10 year old. In game 2, everybody thought we were done when Miami had us down by like 18. Then Dirk turned into an assassin. I'll never forget that.

  • Lisa Marie
    Lisa Marie Month ago +2

    I feel we will Never have another Dirk. He is the best part of Dallas and he holds this City's heart forever

  • El revisor
    El revisor 8 months ago +4

    What a great player Dirk was free throw, 3 point line, post up, driving to the basket wow

  • Mindsets and Reps
    Mindsets and Reps 6 years ago +2100

    Everyone needs a 2nd superstar to win a title... except Dirk

    • SBJTV
      SBJTV 9 days ago

      @Bruh Bruh 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • NateTheGreatNDT
      NateTheGreatNDT 16 days ago

      And Hakeem…

    • MusicByShi
      MusicByShi 26 days ago

      Shawn Merrion, Jason Kidd, Tyson Chandler..stop reaching and claiming YOUR opinion is facts lol

    • Mindsets and Reps
      Mindsets and Reps 28 days ago

      @BuildEli Stop, he was like 38

    • BuildEli
      BuildEli 29 days ago

      Top 5 all time point guard 🫣

  • Steve Carter
    Steve Carter 4 years ago +2

    Dirk put this team on his back and willed himself and his team an NBA championship. An Iconic performance and one of the all time greats.

  • Bobby Guajardo
    Bobby Guajardo 3 years ago +2

    Dirk redefined what it means to leave it all on the court that season. Incredible!

  • Greg A
    Greg A 2 years ago +12

    Man was on a mission that whole playoffs. One of the best playoff runs ever.

  • Acid RALA
    Acid RALA 2 years ago +8

    Easily one of the best playoff runs ever. The man was on a mission.

  • Khalid Ahmed
    Khalid Ahmed 7 years ago +1891

    Dirk is going to be that player I will be telling my grandchildren about.

  • Piotrek PL
    Piotrek PL 8 months ago +2

    Dirk was such an outstanding and dominant player that he single-handedly led Germany team to medals on 2002 World Cup & 2005 Eurobasket. It was amazing to watch him doing that. 👏

  • Edwin Rodriguez
    Edwin Rodriguez 8 months ago +4

    Dirk is such a class player ..I put so much respect for that one ring he earned..one of the greatest..

  • C PA
    C PA 3 years ago +4

    El temperamento de Dirk es notable. Cuanta determinación y esfuerzo. Danke Dirk!

  • Hi Kevin
    Hi Kevin Month ago +3

    Dirk was unstoppable during that playoff run.

  • Spring Time
    Spring Time 7 years ago +1657

    This guy is a hall of famer hands down arguablly the best international player of all time

    • Antony M
      Antony M 8 months ago

      @Derrion Arrington Dirk better shooter

    • Tyler17
      Tyler17 2 years ago

      Derrion Arrington hey I just want you to know how fucking stupid you are

    • Julian Sowards
      Julian Sowards 2 years ago

      Nope, luka.

    • jazzy mars
      jazzy mars 2 years ago

      @Derrion Arrington saying all of that ..hakeem is just better matter where u turn keem is better he's better in 90% of the game more than dirk

    • Lucio Landivisnay
      Lucio Landivisnay 2 years ago


  • JEZZE4322
    JEZZE4322 5 years ago +33

    imo this is one of the greatest feats in SPORTS history let alone nba history. this was on another level .

  • Sean Lann
    Sean Lann 7 months ago +2

    Prior to 2011, people used to call Dirk soft
    Never again, after this championship run
    One of the most epic run ever

  • Samuel Rhee
    Samuel Rhee 4 years ago +8

    Game 2 was a truly incredible comeback to watch. One of my favorite basketball games ever

  • Ken Cheung
    Ken Cheung 4 years ago +16

    I am a Kings fan but I own a Dirk jersey, I have so much respect for this guy!

  • Evan Schmidt
    Evan Schmidt 6 years ago +833

    Witnessing Dirk carry this Mavericks team to victory in 2011 was the most intense and exciting basketball I've ever had the pleasure of watching. Dirk epitomizes loyalty and class; he deserved every bit of that championship and nobody can argue with that.

    • Patrick Dennehy
      Patrick Dennehy 2 years ago

      Such a great series

    • RV
      RV 2 years ago

      Dirk is an ALL TIME GREAT!!! facebook.com/groups/967348520070287/

      WWE INTROS AND STAGES 2 years ago +1

      @Asmosis Jones stern broke up the Mavericks after their title win....he did it so lebron could get championships

    • Leonard Fahrwald
      Leonard Fahrwald 5 years ago +6

      i always get a boner when i see that fourth quarter of game 2. so much dedication and skill. that was one team not a bunch of players

    • Blake Combs
      Blake Combs 6 years ago +10

      razkable Terry would have been MVP in '06 had we won (which we should've) but not in 2011. Dirk earned that all the way.

  • David Li
    David Li 5 years ago +3

    Have been a Mavs' fan since I started to watch and play basketball. Looking at Dirk getting old, and then coming back to watch this video, I don't know why I have tears in my eyes.

  • Stephen Villaluna
    Stephen Villaluna 5 years ago +12

    such a humble person.well deserve!true legend.

  • Subscribe 2 Benji Shorts
    Subscribe 2 Benji Shorts 7 months ago +8

    Dirk in this series is literally me in 2k my career.. what a 🐐

  • Junwei Ma
    Junwei Ma 3 years ago +1

    I am watching this video every year, just miss this guy so much, this is really beautiful basketball. Dirk shots so well but the moves before the shooting is better! This will be the video I will be sharing with my son when he grows older, just to tell him why I love this game and this guy so much. Miss you in the court Dirk.

  • Kangman02
    Kangman02 2 years ago +2

    Respect for Dirk. Future generations remember LBJ in his 8th year in NBA lost to a old mavs with 1 superstar and he had 2 other top 15 players on his team with Riley as his gm

  • Pablo Tæskefar
    Pablo Tæskefar 5 years ago +10

    Dirk is a legend, this year was amazing. Cleveland vs. Golden State has been boring compared 2 this series.

  • Jorgatzs
    Jorgatzs 7 months ago +4

    a legendary NBA player to be remembered Dirk Nowitzki #41❤️❤️❤️

  • Uncle Wells
    Uncle Wells Month ago +2

    He was so locked in ! You could see it in his eyes 🔥🏆

  • J
    J 8 years ago +682

    Dirk's run in 2011 was one of the most spectacular moments of basketball i've witnessed. Really solidified his status as a legend in the NBA that season.

    • lyhthegreat
      lyhthegreat 3 years ago +1

      @Oliver Queen yeah and it was especially special because they lost to the heats in the finals in 2006 and they were actually had the lead...

    • Rhymzic
      Rhymzic 5 years ago +1

      James O x

  • Mswi
    Mswi Month ago +2

    10:56 "Not a lot of contact there" I know the foul was called there, but it's interesting how often jumping straight up on defense is called as fouls now too

  • Jerry Mendoza
    Jerry Mendoza 3 years ago +2

    It’s February 2019 and I’m still watching 2011 NBA Finals Highlights!!! This Finals was so intense!! Had me jumping!!! Dirks 2011 championship > Warriors Championships

  • Ryan Jones
    Ryan Jones 2 years ago +2

    People don't realize the mavs were the underdogs in every series.. swept kobe pau.. beat kd harden westbrook.. portland.. and lebron Bosh and wade. RESPECT

  • Fernando Franco
    Fernando Franco Year ago +2

    Well deserved mvp and nba title to this dude👍

  • TheRealBeatMaster
    TheRealBeatMaster 6 years ago +1363

    You simply cannot hate on Dirk

    • Callahan
      Callahan 6 months ago +1

      @M you probably spent 20 minutes for that comment, defending the sport you love, and you called it "soccer"?

    • Alexander Lehnert
      Alexander Lehnert Year ago +2

      @M *Football

    • Ricardo Bertuldo
      Ricardo Bertuldo Year ago +5

      @M who the hell cares?

    • EAchank
      EAchank 2 years ago

      You can hate on young Dirk

    • RV
      RV 2 years ago

      BIGGER BETTER REAL NBA GROUP!!! facebook.com/groups/967348520070287/

  • dslion 904
    dslion 904 5 years ago +3

    I was going for Heat but folks hated Bron so bad they forgot to give Dirk his just due for running through EVERYBODY that playoff year. He was dominant every single round. That team was built to win a title. Vets that understood playoff atmosphere. Carlisle don't get credit for switching to a zone after game 2 because they were on the verge of possibly getting swept if he didn't. Dirk abused Bosh

  • QB1
    QB1 4 years ago +1

    As a life long Heat fan, I was crushed when the Heat lost to the Mavs in 2011. Shit, It STILL bothers me today! But Dirk's performance was nothing short of greatness. He DESERVED that victory!

  • GTD
    GTD 3 years ago +2

    Easily one of the greatest individual sport performances in german history ...

  • Edward MusicMan
    Edward MusicMan 3 years ago +2

    Dirk doesn’t need a super team in order to win a NBA title. He won it against the NBA’s big three at their prime. That says a lot. Definitely a hall of famer. There will never be a seven footer pure shooter like him. He’ll surely be missed.

  • GetsumJ
    GetsumJ 7 years ago +491

    Dirk Nowitzki will be considered one of the best all time players for many reasons. But some reasons they do not keep stats on. Dirk is a class player with respect for the game. He isn't flashy, he is efficient. He does not use gimmicks like head bands and trash talk. He does not mock and insult other players, he is a silent killer on the hardwood. He isn't consistently shopping the NBA for a better salary, he is actually sacrificing his own salary to build a better team. When it's all said and done, Dirk is a lot like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Pete Maravich, and so 'few" others that played for the love of the game. Dirk is to Dallas what Kobe is to the Lakers and what Duncan is to the Spurs. The fans appreciate the real players who support the hometown team and never give up. LeBron James will never know what that feels like. Both LeBron and Wade will also always be remembered for the 2006 season, which arguably was the most controversial season in the history of the NBA. No one inside or outside the walls of the NBA respects the 2006 season, and most all players and fans alike consider the 2006 Championship and "Un-earned" victory at best.

    • kanishk kashyap
      kanishk kashyap 2 years ago

      I mean c'mon....Lebron wasn't even around Miami in 2006 when they won....dont be a hater bud
      Lebron has dominated the NBA for a decade....u cant win a title every time u play in the finals
      Even Jordan had 6 rings out of his 14 seasons in the NBA....they both are humans at last

    • Pwimetime
      Pwimetime 2 years ago

      @Professionally Correct I know.

    • Professionally Correct
      Professionally Correct 2 years ago +1

      @Pwimetime He was messing with him; they're friends. That's not Kevin Garnett type of "trash talk" we're referring to bud.

    • king power
      king power 2 years ago +1

      If I'm not mistaken dirk turned down lakers and rockets offer and cut down his salary just to stay in dallas. Respect.

    • Pwimetime
      Pwimetime 2 years ago

      He mocked Gasol on twitter by posting Gasol being dunked on by Vucevic

  • Mike Martinez
    Mike Martinez 7 months ago +1

    I haven't seen this since 2011 and I still love and enjoy seeing it Dirk is one of my favorite players ever

  • Brock George
    Brock George 9 months ago +1

    The 2011 Mavs were a lot better than realized. After a 24-5 start the Season ending loss of Caron Butler occurred as well IIRC other injuries. They promptly went 3-10. Subtract that adjustment period out of their Regular Season and this team 54-19 (78.3%). This translates into a full season record of 64-18. Anything north of 62 wins is pretty elite in my books.

  • Lebrons Father
    Lebrons Father 5 years ago +11

    My favorite finals of all time dirk was amazing carried the team with no allstars

    TOCO TV 2 months ago +1

    8:22 arremesso lindo de 3 (5 bola saindo la do alto)
    8:44 giro e bandeja
    10:02 o dirk: marca registrada dele
    10:25 footwork deixando lebron na saudade (2- fazendo fake)
    12:42 upfront (1- De frente pra cesta)
    13:50 girando (3- girando)
    15:46 (4-saltando pra tras) (15:55 tem um otimo replay)
    17:45 arco absurdo a bola vai la pro ceu e cai perfeita
    23:13 (c - agachamento)
    24:30 bem jazz
    25:10 mais um de cálculo absurdo, laaaa no alto
    28:10 capacidade de improvisar
    28:34 (d- outras formas inusitadas)
    30:07 tb é inusitado ou improviso

  • Minerva 206
    Minerva 206 2 years ago +1

    I literally watch this a few times a year to never forget how unreal his run was .

  • egyptianpiffin
    egyptianpiffin 5 months ago +1

    Man I almost tear up after watching this again. I know I cried like a lil girl that night they won the chip. Every single player on the mavs showed up to play and win. It’s surreal to think this was five years in the making following the 06 loss but also like a decade in the making for any true fans of this team. The battles with the kings and spurs in the early 2000s, getting swept by the warriors in 07, shit is crazyyy to think about what dirk had to go thru for that ring and that’s what makes it so sweet knowing he got it.

  • D J
    D J 2 years ago +3

    This was an amazing playoff run. The Miami Heat were the favorites. The had 3 of the top 4 players on the court every game. They had home court advantage. Unfortunately, for LBJ and company, Dirk was unguardable. It was great to see players for the Mavs who had almost won the title with other teams win this one. Jason Kidd got so close with New Jersey Nets and Marion got close with Phoenix.

  • Agene
    Agene 3 years ago +1

    Grew up,watching Dirk and Nash. Always mimicking his jump shot when i play as well his fade. Happy Retirement. One of the Greatest Power Forward of all time. Watching this finals was difficult during that time was amazing. Im glad Dirk won his Ring

  • vaspia19
    vaspia19 2 years ago +1

    This was the first year i actually got into watching professional basketball, I watched the playoff run with most teams this year. The mavericks that year. I don't honestly know, but i counted them out so many times. I rooted for them majority of the time. I loved their team play, but it seemed like they were always losing every single game. besides the blazers series. it just felt like they were destined to lose. until the fourth quarter. I understand the team as a whole had a great chemistry, but imho I felt better when dirk took a shot with 3 defenders on him than when he gave it to a wide open shooter. Dirk continually made clutch after clutch shot.

  • Jonathon Clement
    Jonathon Clement 9 months ago +3

    Can't believe this was nearly 11 years ago, still feel like it was yesterday😭This will forever hold a place in my heart. Love you Dirk, thank you for all the beautiful memories you gave us. 💙

    • sWeetsouLreVue
      sWeetsouLreVue 8 months ago

      Same.... i could still remmebr this series so well

  • michael tinishanay
    michael tinishanay 2 years ago +1

    One of my favorite players of all time and reason I started playing basketball and gained a love for the game. I was so happy when they won the championship. Well deserved, good times.

    SDAWG 3 years ago +1

    Dirk was lights out insane during the 2011 playoffs!

  • SXI96
    SXI96 6 years ago +252

    Dirk played his heart out in this Finals playing one of the most dominant teams ever, one of the greatest performances and players in the history of the NBA

    • Chris Rodriguez
      Chris Rodriguez 6 years ago

      +Chris Rodriguez the shot at 140 he was barely off the ground.

    • Chris Rodriguez
      Chris Rodriguez 6 years ago

      +SXI96 that shot he hit on bosh at the end of game 3 he was practically layin doen backwards

    • SXI96
      SXI96 6 years ago +2

      The arch on his shot is impossible to block, damn

  • Marty Bernad
    Marty Bernad 5 years ago +5

    Dirk was unbelievable and unstoppable this year.

  • Peng Y
    Peng Y 2 years ago +2

    I will never forget this amazing moment

  • madcek
    madcek 3 years ago +1

    So humble, so loyal, so effective... love him.

  • Don Solo
    Don Solo 3 years ago

    I rooted against the mavs every. single. series. That year and now it's one of my all time favorite post season runs accross all sports.
    In hindsight Dirk was unstoppable and he pulled the mavs nuts out of the burning coals time after time. Legendary performances

  • Nr4747
    Nr4747 7 years ago +348

    What you really have to admire about Dirk is his *insanely* good work ethics.
    What a lot of people who only look at his Fade-Aways and his Dunks don't realize:
    Dirk puts in *absurd* amounts of time to be such a good shooter, especially when it comes to 3 pointers and free throws !
    A lot of other stars are notoriously awful at free throws because they feel it's "beneath" them to constantly grind away at a skill that doesn't get shown on highlight reels and doesn't get the crowd hyped.
    Dirk, however, understands how important every single point is to actually *win* games !

    • Allen Xavier
      Allen Xavier 3 years ago

      @Nelson Du fake news

    • lyhthegreat
      lyhthegreat 3 years ago

      @Zeedo shaq

    • soulwarrior
      soulwarrior 3 years ago +6

      ​@Nelson Du That's interesting as there's a German documentary that showed how Dirk was training in every off-season to pick up new skills together with his coach Holger Geschwindner. He often traveled back to his hometown where Geschwindner would show him new moves and try and come up with ideas to make up for a loss of speed that came with age.
      So as far as I know, the opposite is the case; Dirk was often putting in a lot of work during the offseason.

    • Nelson Du
      Nelson Du 4 years ago

      Huge Mavs and Dirk fan here, but every year he doesn’t even touch a basketball for a couple months straight during the offseason. Got to be one of the few nba players who does that. Also has barely ever lifted weights in his career..I think he does a lot of flexibility and maybe plyometrics. Anyway, he definitely does not spend his offseasons grinding, at least not before his late thirties.

    • Zeedo
      Zeedo 4 years ago

      Never heard a player say it's beneath them before.

  • Tiebreaker0
    Tiebreaker0 3 years ago +1

    wow... this guy is really one of the best player of all time indeed.I'm so missing you dirk !!! one foot jump shot is untouchable...

  • Venom Symbiote
    Venom Symbiote 7 months ago +1

    This was one of the last playoff runs i actually enjoyed watching. Diggler put on a clinic in these playoffs👍👍

  • B H-0
    B H-0 Year ago

    Probably the best championship run of my lifetime. Was a pleasure to watch. Nowitzki was stroking everything, was incredible team play as well

  • n0rth _21
    n0rth _21 2 years ago +1

    Remembering the good old days when Dirk was on his prime.

  • LhangLhang Baringay Corona

    Mad respect for this man.. Trully one of NBA's great players.. Dirk trully deserve this 2011 NBA ring after all those hardships and failures encountered through out his NBA journey..

  • 易强
    易强 5 years ago +1

    what amazing shooting skills, I can watch this guy shooting for days. DIRK the best Power Forward i have ever seen!

  • Big Homie From The D
    Big Homie From The D 2 years ago +3

    man I'm getting chills still lol.. King Dirk the 🐐

  • Johnny Felipe
    Johnny Felipe Year ago +1

    When the Superteam with the selfproclaimed Goat and 3 Superstar franchise players, got walloped by a team of collection of ragtag guys only with just 1 superstar. What a moment! This is True hard road to win a championship what Dirk went through

  • Nelson Betancourt
    Nelson Betancourt 7 years ago +979

    Remember when Wade and Lebron were mocking him when he got sick? And then he buried them? As a Lakers fan, I've always hated the Mavs, but this was a remarkable run. HOF'er for sure.

    • Andy M
      Andy M 2 years ago

      As a Kobe fan I respect Dirk but never can watch the coward, LBJ.

    • Jimmy Hernandez
      Jimmy Hernandez 2 years ago

      Lakers haven’t been the same since the sweep,
      Fk Wade.

    • prak Lang
      prak Lang 2 years ago

      This would be bulls vs Mavs. If LeBron didn't go to Miami.

    • Greg A
      Greg A 2 years ago

      I believe it was a back inury, and they were all whining when everyone was making fun of LeBron for getting cramps.
      Whataburger is definitely better.

    • Il Rosso
      Il Rosso 3 years ago +1

      @iraqsmansor Dirk>>>>Wade. Fact.

  • Jaden Coleman
    Jaden Coleman 2 years ago +1

    Dirk and the Mavericks arguably had the greatest championship run in NBA history

  • Clark Nebres
    Clark Nebres 5 years ago +6

    Mike Breen said it best in the end. After so many playoff disappointments from 2006-2010, we finally made it.

  • kelvin arana
    kelvin arana 3 years ago +2

    That fadeaway thought 🔥🔥🔥

  • Jonash Ralph Fantonial
    Jonash Ralph Fantonial 8 months ago +1

    one of the moments that I will not forget in my entire life, Dirk Nowitzki is the best!

  • Persistently Pathetic
    Persistently Pathetic 6 years ago +251

    Dirk was literally unstoppable in 2011. No one could guard him NO ONE!!!

    • Alien
      Alien Year ago

      how about lechoke leflop lebum lecry leclown letrash? 😅

    • shin
      shin 3 years ago +2

      @maharajahdann lmao thought lechock can guard 1-5 HAHAHA lechock was scared to guard old dirk. lmao

    • maharajahdann
      maharajahdann 4 years ago +1

      Birdman didn't play for the Heat then, they had Joel Anthony, Haslem and Bosh. The best of those defensively was Anthony, but none could guard Nowitzki 1 on 1. Not sure what Spo's and Riley's plan was, they probably didn't think they'd play the Mavs in the finals, but they did, and Dirk killed them. Dude is an all-time scorer, and he showed it there.

    • Fish Dom
      Fish Dom 4 years ago +1

      +HE was hurt throughout the series.

    • Michael
      Michael 5 years ago +15

      JOsh, he was unguardable... lol no one on the blazers could stop him, no one on the thunder could stop him, and no one on the lakers could, the back 2 back champs lakers got swept

  • PHOP Online Church
    PHOP Online Church 2 years ago

    First Ballot...no question about it! He's the closest we've seen to Bird in a long time. It was a joy to watch him play - even though they slaughtered my Lakers this year they won it all

  • James Ritzman
    James Ritzman 2 years ago +2

    That rainbow 3 at the 25:10 mark or so - still one of my favorite highlights of his. The crowd reaction, the arc on the ball - just perfect.

    • Voodoo Diecast
      Voodoo Diecast 11 months ago

      And hit nothing but the buttom of the net!

  • Tony Oliver
    Tony Oliver 2 years ago +1

    You don't have to have a team full of superstars.. just a team with players that know their jobs with no egos.. Dirk was the only super star,Terry was a six man of the year,Chandler won dpoy before so he good on defense and rebounds..kidd one of the best PG in the NBA,Marion was pretty good to..

  • Alex
    Alex 4 years ago

    Didn’t really watch his regular season but as they swept my lakers and won the title I realized this was the greatest post season performance I have ever witnessed. Wouldn’t be denied

  • Joe Kington
    Joe Kington 8 years ago +96

    easily one of the best Finals performances of all time. Ridiculously clutch down the stretches

  • Bruno Milan
    Bruno Milan 8 months ago +2

    One of the best I've seen play, Dirk!! 👏

  • carl dela vega
    carl dela vega 2 years ago +2

    I loved dirk hes so humble and awesome shooter