Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, a former league most valuable player and an 11-time All-Star, will be out at least six weeks after undergoing surgery on his right knee, the National Basketball Association team said in a statement.
I hate needles. Which is why I look away while a lab technician inserts one into my arm and draws four vials of blood. I’m not sick or injured. I’m not getting pricked on doctor’s orders. I’m taking an $800 elective blood test that will determine whether I have food allergies that could be compromising my physical fitness and overall good health.
Nikolai Beshkarev, chief of the basketball office of the Soviet Sport Games Department, rarely traveled abroad with the national team. He made an exception to attend a pre-Olympic tournament from June 30 to July 2, 1972, in Munich for the Soviets and three other European squads.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 48 points in a record-setting performance as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-112 in the opening game of the National Basketball Association Western Conference finals.