Dirk Nowitzki

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Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Werner Nowitzki (German pronunciation: [ˈdɪʁk ˈvɛʁnɐ noˈvɪtski]) (born June 19, 1978) is a German former professional basketball player. Listed at 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m), he is widely regarded as one of the best power forwards of all time and is considered by many to be the greatest European player of all time.An alumnus of the DJK Würzburg basketball club, Nowitzki was chosen as the ninth pick in the 1998 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and was immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks, where he played his entire 21-year National Basketball Association (NBA) career. Nowitzki led the Mavericks to 15 NBA playoff appearances (2001–2012; 2014–2016), including the franchise's first Finals appearance in 2006 and its only NBA championship in 2011. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dirk Nowitzki has received more than 7,716,939 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 26th most popular basketball player.

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  • 53

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  • 4.54

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  • 4.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among basketball players, Dirk Nowitzki ranks 22 out of 925Before him are LeBron James, Karl Malone, John Havlicek, Bob Cousy, Elgin Baylor, and Uljana Semjonova. After him are Scottie Pippen, Arvydas Sabonis, George Mikan, Derrick Rose, Walt Frazier, and Dražen Dalipagić.

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Among people born in 1978, Dirk Nowitzki ranks 23Before him are Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Luis Fonsi, Nelly Furtado, Manny Pacquiao, and Katherine Heigl. After him are Charlene, Princess of Monaco, Ricardo Carvalho, Juan Román Riquelme, Lúcio, Tom Ellis, and Lauren German.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Dirk Nowitzki ranks 2,085 out of 3,763Before him are Princess Anna of Saxony (1836), Nico Rosberg (1985), Kai Hansen (1963), Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus (1772), Uli Jon Roth (1954), and Duke John Albert of Mecklenburg (1857). After him are John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1627), August Oetker (1862), Joseph Gaertner (1732), Abraham Fraenkel (1891), Rainer Bonhof (1952), and Heinz Rühmann (1902).


Among basketball players born in Germany, Dirk Nowitzki ranks 1After him are Detlef Schrempf (1963), Carlos Boozer (1981), Dennis Schröder (1993), Tibor Pleiß (1989), Anthony Randolph (1989), and Robin Benzing (1989).

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