"Dirk is all about German precision. He’s like a surgeon out on the court. He sees the game in slow motion, he knows what’s going to happen and he knows what he needs to do. And it’s that ability to understand not only what he needs to do but also context is what continues to make him special.
"He makes it into a science. He’s a student of the game and, in a lot of respects, it helps him because, you know, you’ll see him all the time. He knows how to protect his body, which makes him look really awkward sometimes, but he understands context. When you’re younger, you don’t really understand the context of the short term and the long term and what’s going on. He’s smart. He understands it."
Nowitzki, 35, is in his 16th season with the Dallas Mavericks. He has 11 All-Star appearances, 12 All-NBA selections, an MVP, two NBA Finals appearances and an NBA championship as a member of the Mavericks.
Taken from BleacherReport.com (01/28/2014).