The TNT gang isn’t too impressed with the job being done by Dirk Nowitzki and with good reason. The Bavarian Bomber has bombed so far, but Dirk and Co. are still kicking.
Charles Barkley is actually in Dirk’s camp and wore a No. 41 jersey on set. Surprised? The Chuckster is Public Enemy No. 1 in NoCal right now.
Here’s a sampling of the words spewed by Chuck and his cohorts:
Dick Stockton: “For some reason the Warriors and Don Nelson know him better than anyone, have found the key to this guy.”
Reggie Miller on Avery Johnson saying he’s not concerned about Dirk’s struggles but with his supporting cast: “I disagree with Avery on that. If I’ve got my MVP candidate I put my head down, I don’t accept the double teams and I’d be aggressive offensively. (Nowitzki) is the one who has to carry them offensively through these trying times.”
Miller on Dirk’s lack of aggressiveness: “In a series like this (Nowitzki) should be averaging 30 points and around 20-25 shots a game.”