'nuff said (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)
We're biased. Totally. But it's always nice when the league recognizes the hard work and dedication of the Big German. That's why we're pleased as punch that Dirk Nowitzki has been named to the 3rd team All-NBA. This marks the 12th season IN A ROW that Dirty has made the list in some form or another. The only other dude to join him the past 12 years is Kobe Bryant.
According to a tweet from Followeezy, this is the third time Dirk has made the third team. He was named to the second team 5 times and the first team 4 times.
Ever humble, Dirk said this:
"It is an honor to make the All-NBA team again," Nowitzki said in a statement released by the team. "To be named among the best players in this league is always still very humbling for me. I also appreciate the opportunity to represent my teammates and the Mavericks organization on this list."
Oddly enough, he and Blake Griffin were the only two players from any of the three All-NBA teams to not receive a single first-place vote.
What's up with that?