Dirk Nowitzki On Kobe Bryant: ‘Probably The Greatest Player I’ve Faced’
Dirk Nowitzki On Kobe Bryant: ‘probably The Greatest Player I’ve Faced’
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

After Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers officially announced his intention to retire following the 2015-16 NBA season, the farewell tour is officially underway with teams around the league and his peers expressing their appreciation for the future Hall of Famer.

One-time NBA champion Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks was one of many stars in the NBA to talk recently about Bryant’s legacy. Nowitzki, who is also nearing the end of his basketball career, believes Bryant announcing his plans will be a lift off his shoulders.

The 18-year veteran also admitted that Kobe is probably the greatest player he’s ever gone up against on the basketball floor via Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News:

“I’m happy for him that he made that decision for himself,” he said. “It could lift a little weight off his shoulder. To me, he’s probably the greatest player I’ve faced. And I’ve faced some great players with Tim Duncan and Shaq and all these guys. But he was something else, just scoring-wise, the shot-making ability was incredible. I was always a big fan. But it’s disappointing that we’re all getting old.”

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle also expressed a similar sentiment about coaching against Bryant over the years. Carlisle seems to have nothing but respect for the five-time NBA champion saying the following about Kobe announcing his retirement plans via Sefko:

“My take on the whole thing is that this is an ending in one respect, but he’s preparing for world dominance in some other area of the game,” Carlisle said. “I’m quite certain of that. I have as much respect for him as an opposing player as any player I’ve ever played against or coached against. When that guy walks in the building, you got a lot of problems to deal with. And you got a guy that’s a cold-blooded killer when it comes to winning time. We wish him the best, but I don’t think he’s going anywhere. He’ll be around either owning a team or running a team. If he’s smart, he won’t coach. And I think he’s pretty smart.”

Nowitzki and Carlisle will likely be one of many veteran coach and player tandems around the league that’ll express their admiration for the Lakers superstar over the next few months. Byrant’s last regular-season game on April 13 against the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center.

The Lakers will play the Mavericks two more times this season with the team hosting Carlisle’s squad on Nov. 1 and Bryant playing his final game at American Airlines Center on Nov. 13.

I just want to say I’m all new to weblog and certainly savored this web blog. Likely I’m going to bookmark your blog post . You amazingly have fantastic posts. With thanks for revealing your webpage.

  • This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

  • Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  • After study a few of the blog posts on your website currently, and also I truly like your means of blog writing. I bookmarked it to my book marking site list and also will certainly be inspecting back soon. Pls look into my web site too and let me understand what you believe.

  • Oh my goodness! an outstanding post guy. Thanks Nevertheless I am experiencing concern with ur rss. Don?t understand why Not able to register for it. Is there anybody obtaining identical rss trouble? Anyone who understands kindly react. Thnkx

  • I am often to blog writing and also i truly appreciate your content. The article has actually peaks my rate of interest. I am going to bookmark your site and maintain checking for new info.

  • An intriguing conversation deserves remark. I think that you must create extra on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but normally individuals are not nearly enough to speak on such topics. To the following. Cheers

  • There are some fascinating times in this article but I don?t recognize if I see every one of them facility to heart. There is some legitimacy but I will certainly take hold opinion until I check into it further. Excellent article, thanks and we want much more! Included in FeedBurner too

  • Great article. I discover something much more tough on various blogs daily. It will constantly be promoting to read content from other writers as well as exercise a something from their store. I?d prefer to utilize some with the material on my blog site whether you don?t mind. Natually I?ll provide you a link on your internet blog site. Many thanks for sharing.

  • There are some fascinating moments in this article however I don?t understand if I see every one of them facility to heart. There is some credibility yet I will hold point of view till I look into it additionally. Great article, many thanks and also we desire a lot more! Included in FeedBurner too

  • After research study a few of the post on your internet site currently, and I really like your method of blog writing. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website listing as well as will be checking back quickly. Pls take a look at my web site as well and also let me know what you assume.

  • You’re so interesting! I do not suppose I have read through a single thing like this before. So wonderful to discover another person with a few original thoughts on this subject matter. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This web site is one thing that’s needed on the internet, someone with a little originality!

  • I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this site. I am hoping to check out the same high-grade content by you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own, personal website now 😉

  • I’m amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The issue is something that not enough folks are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I found this in my hunt for something relating to this.

  • Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article! It is the little changes that produce the largest changes. Thanks for sharing!

  • After exploring a few of the blog articles on your web site, I honestly like your way of writing a blog. I added it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back in the near future. Please check out my web site too and let me know how you feel.

  • I?m impressed, I need to claim. Truly hardly ever do I come across a blog site that?s both informative and also enjoyable, and let me inform you, you have actually struck the nail on the head. Your suggestion is outstanding; the issue is something that not nearly enough individuals are talking wisely around. I am really happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something connecting to this.

  • Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It will always be exciting to read content from other authors and use a little something from their sites.

  • That is a very good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere. Simple but very precise info… Thanks for sharing this one. A must read post!

  • Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon everyday. It will always be helpful to read through articles from other authors and practice something from other websites.

  • Great blog you have got here.. It’s difficult to find high-quality writing like yours these days. I really appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  • Howdy! This post couldn’t be written any better! Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept preaching about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he’s going to have a very good read. Thank you for sharing!

  • This is the right web site for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You understand so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a subject that has been written about for ages. Great stuff, just wonderful!

  • I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this blog. I’m hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts by you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own blog now 😉

  • Can I just say what a relief to discover somebody who truly understands what they are discussing online. You actually know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. A lot more people need to look at this and understand this side of your story. It’s surprising you aren’t more popular since you certainly possess the gift.

  • A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment. I think that you ought to publish more on this issue, it might not be a taboo matter but generally people don’t discuss these issues. To the next! Many thanks!!

  • Hi, I do believe this is a great website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may revisit once again since I saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

  • This is the best blog for anybody that wants to learn about this topic. You understand a lot its nearly tough to argue with you (not that I really would want?HaHa). You definitely placed a new spin on a subject thats been written about for many years. Great stuff, just wonderful!

  • I have to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this site. I really hope to see the same high-grade blog posts by you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own blog now 😉

  • This is a very good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere. Brief but very accurate info… Thank you for sharing this one. A must read article!

  • Hello there, There’s no doubt that your site might be having browser compatibility problems. Whenever I take a look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Apart from that, excellent website!

  • That is a good tip especially to those new to the blogosphere. Short but very precise info… Many thanks for sharing this one. A must read post!

  • Can I simply just say what a comfort to discover someone who really knows what they are talking about on the web. You certainly understand how to bring an issue to light and make it important. A lot more people have to check this out and understand this side of the story. It’s surprising you aren’t more popular given that you most certainly have the gift.

  • I’m excited to find this website. I wanted to thank you for ones time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely savored every part of it and i also have you bookmarked to see new information in your website.

  • Your style is unique in comparison to other people I’ve read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this web site.

  • Good day! I just would like to offer you a big thumbs up for your excellent information you have right here on this post. I will be returning to your blog for more soon.

  • I seriously love your blog.. Very nice colors & theme. Did you develop this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m trying to create my very own website and would love to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named. Kudos!

  • An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who was conducting a little research on this. And he actually ordered me breakfast simply because I discovered it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending time to discuss this topic here on your web page.

  • This is a great tip especially to those new to the blogosphere. Brief but very accurate information… Appreciate your sharing this one. A must read article!

  • I’m amazed, I must say. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both educative and interesting, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The problem is something that not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy that I stumbled across this during my search for something relating to this.

  • I blog quite often and I really thank you for your content. Your article has really peaked my interest. I will bookmark your website and keep checking for new information about once a week. I subscribed to your RSS feed as well.

  • You’ve made some really good points there. I checked on the internet for additional information about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this website.

  • When I originally commented I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is a way you are able to remove me from that service? Appreciate it!

  • Excellent site you have got here.. It’s hard to find quality writing like yours these days. I honestly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  • Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon every day. It will always be helpful to read content from other authors and practice a little something from other websites.

  • You have made some decent points there. I checked on the net for more information about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this web site.

  • When I originally commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is an easy method you can remove me from that service? Appreciate it!

  • I was more than happy to uncover this web site. I need to to thank you for your time just for this fantastic read!! I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it and I have you saved as a favorite to see new things in your site.

  • I want to to thank you for this fantastic read!! I absolutely loved every little bit of it. I have you book marked to check out new stuff you post…

  • A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I do believe that you should write more on this subject matter, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people don’t speak about such topics. To the next! All the best!!

  • Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon everyday. It’s always exciting to read content from other writers and use something from other sites.

  • Hi, I do think this is a great blog. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may return once again since i have book-marked it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to help others.

  • You have made some good points there. I checked on the internet for additional information about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this web site.

  • I was extremely happy to locate this web-site. I wished to many thanks for your time for this remarkable read!! I most definitely delighting in every little of it and also I have you bookmarked to look into new stuff you article.

  • Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after browsing through many of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely pleased I discovered it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.