Long before Kevin Durant, there was Dirk Nowitzki.
Before Dirk Nowitzki, there was nobody at that size who played the game like this.
A seven-footer who is able to shoot the lights out from anywhere on the floor would seem to have an unfair advantage over his opponents, and that’s essentially what’s enabled Nowitzki to build a Hall of Fame resume that he’s still adding to in his 17th NBA season.
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(Spoiler alert: it contains a ton of jump shots.)