The NBA season has just ended with the Dallas Mavericks winning their first championship by defeating the Miami Heat. Dirk Nowitzki, in his 13th year in the league finally earned his first ring, which has led many to question where he ranks among the all-time greats in NBA history. Does winning a ring vault him to a higher spot? Did his clutch play down the stretch in close playoff games elevate him past some of the game’s legends? He certainly is a player we’ve never seen the likes of before on a basketball court, when taking into account his size and skill set. Where does he rank on your list of all-time greats? How about on your list of all-time great power forwards?
Here are my top 7 power forwards:
1. Tim Duncan
2. Karl Malone
3. Bob Pettit
5. Kevin Garnett
6. Dirk Nowitzki
7. Elvin Hayes
Need some help making your list? Check out the Official NBA Encyclopedia with a foreward by Michael Jordan, an introduction by David Stern, and edited by Jan Hubbard, which we have in our collection. If you’re a sports stat junkie, it doesn’t get any better!
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Sports Trivia, Friday Night July 22, from 6:00-8:30. Form a team of up to eight people to compete against other area sports enthusiasts. Ten rounds of ten questions from all over the sports world, past and present, with prizes awarded for the top three teams. Registration is required and can be done in person at the Red Carpet Desk, by phone at 580-4545, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!