- People still hold on to his one and only ring he won almost a decade ago - Speaking of a decade, he hasn’t won a playoff series in close to 10 years (Last one was in 2011) - In 2007 as a 1 seed, lost In 6 games to an 8th seed in his prime & averaged 19 ppg on **21%** from three with **51%** TS - In 2010 as a 2 seed, lost again in 6 games to a 7th seed in the first round - As a 7 footer **never** averaged 10 rebounds in 21 career seasons Why is Dirk so worshipped on here? Is it because of that one ring against the Big 3 Heat?
Still salty with Dirk sweeping Lakers?
Hes a troll bro, switches flairs all the time
â€śSwitches flairs all the timeâ€ť Which flairs have you seen?
Paul Pierces legacy changes more than anyone with 1 less ring.
Not more than Dirkâ€™s. Dirk was THE playoff choker before he won.
Paul Pierce was always stuck with bad teams prior to 2008. Pierce was always gonna be good in peoples eyes maybe a little forgettable but still seen as a great player. Dirk had several great playoff teams and kinda choked prior to his immaculate 2011 run.
Not really, Dirk was considered a massive choker and an MVP that lost to an 8th seed as Pierce is a tier 3 legend
greatness cant be measured by numbers or all the technical bullshit that youve thrown on here. greatness is defined by the ability to capture imaginations, and that one run by the Mavs in 2011 is one of the most iconic and greatest runs in playoff history
For his â€śmagicalâ€ť 2011 playoff run he ranked - [5th on the team in BPM ](https://imgur.com/a/qCWvBKi) - [A far 2nd on the team in OBPM](https://i.imgur.com/9b796Hq.jpg) - [ 6th on the team in DBPM ](https://i.imgur.com/iU8DoWc.jpg) - [Tied for
did you not read my post? like i said, greatness cant be measured by the metrics youre presenting. you sound miserable spewing out all these acronyms like they mean shit in this context. how about you focus on the game on the court and not the one on pape
I mean people love him but I rarely see him get really overrated. Hes generally listed as somewhere in the 15-25 range, most of the guys in that range have one ring or less as the main guy. Also that 2-7 thing is just silly, teams were like 3 wins apart
Because he had one of the biggest carrys to a ring ever?? That one ring is more significant to most people than both of durants. Hes be loved cause hea a legend who stayed with one team and didnt quit when it got hard and eventually prevailed.
For his magical 2011 playoff run he ranked - [5th on the team in BPM ](https://imgur.com/a/qCWvBKi) - [A far 2nd on the team in OBPM](https://i.imgur.com/9b796Hq.jpg) - [ 6th on the team in DBPM ](https://i.imgur.com/iU8DoWc.jpg) - [Tied for 2nd on
Ive never seen a more clear case of someone looking at boxscores and not watching the series.
Carry? That was a solid team win.
Yes carried. Like kawhi Carried yall. Solid team wins are generally carries except for the 14 spurs. Think about it..every ring since dirk except for kawhi has had multiple superstars.
Not at all. He lead Dallas to a championship against massive odds with a roster without any other superstars
You nephews never saw prime JJ Barea
Or josh howard
They never give Erick Dampier any credit either.
Yall peep that mia khalifa only made 12K in her career? Thats wild
That is the biggest crock of shit I ever heard. I am willing to believe she claimed 12k on her taxes... but theres no way she didnt make significantly more.
Yes, heâ€™s up there with Allen Iverson in terms of overratedness
Its popular among idiots who never actually watched Iverson in full games and dont understand the context of his prime to toss him up as an overrated inefficient chucker.
Of course you donâ€™t like AI. You are Canadian. Iverson is a cultural icon and you are just unable to comprehend why people loved him.
Also when they idolize people they tend to leave...too soon?
You knew what you were doing with this one
I donâ€™t think dirk is overrated but itâ€™s hilarious how 99% of this sub shits on anyone who dares say any all time great is overrated. Except Karl Malone I guess Like yâ€™all realize you can be one of the best ever and overrated at the same time right
Heâ€™s a goofy white dude so heâ€™s loved here
I mean also staying with one team his whole career and being an amazing player and person and being one of the few players to ever lead a team to a ring without a star studded roster
Theres a reason Dirk, Stockton, and Bird are untouchable on this sub, moreso than other legends.
To be honest he is. In 20 years Dirk will be remembered a lot like Isiah Thomasâ€”a great player but ultimately a supporting actor in the story of better players. As harsh as it sounds the biggest accomplishment of his career will be remembered not beca
Uhmmmm..... no. Dirk was a revolutionary player and his effect on the game is second to currys among current players Dude was the prototype stretch
First of all, Dirkâ€™s effect on the game is not second to Curry, second Iâ€™m talking about how he will be remembered, third KG was the prototype modern big not Dirk. Outside of Dallas Dirkâ€™s story is 2011 and 2011 isnâ€™t about Dirk, itâ€™s about Le
Isiah Thomas isnt even remembered now
Exactly, heâ€™s usually only brought up in the Jordan lore and occasionally in the story of Magic Johnson since they had that falling out.
The legacy as it pertains to people who only know three players isnâ€™t that interesting. In both of those instances, that narrative you described is just lazy.
The informed opinion bends towards the casual over time. Think about what you really know about Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. Your knowledge of those players is probably similar to what a very casual fan in the 60s and 70s would know about them.
so ur rocking a laker flair now
Dirk was a better player than Kobe
Because he beat the team with the best SF ever and 3rd best SG ever who were both in their primes? Maybe?