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Is Dirk Nowitzki an all-time great? Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle believes he is one of the 12 best players in NBA history. In February, though, the fans spoke -- and placed the Mavs' star forward dead last among the 21 options. Has your opinion changed, now that Dirk has moved up to 10th on the all-time scoring list? Click on the images below to set your rankings!
All-time NBA players
It's always embarrassing when small children are better than you at something. That's why we're a little intimidated by this video of this kid demonstrating his complete and absolute dominance at NCAA tournament trivia. He's somehow managed to memorize which team beat each of the teams that lost in the 2014 March Madness bracket. We can't even remember what we had for dinner last night. Can you even come close to him?
Starting with Cincinnati, click each individual team and type your answer.
Dirk Nowitzki continued his march up the NBA's scoring list on Tuesday night, moving past Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson for 10th all time. Nowitzki has passed some esteemed company on his way, and he may very well pass a few more by the time he's through. Can you name the players in Nowitzki's company on the all-time scoring list? Take our quiz!
Who is the hardest player to defend in the NBA? Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers says -- surprise, surprise -- it's Kevin Durant, calling the Oklahoma City Thunder star a taller, better version of George Gervin. Do you agree with Rivers? Where does LeBron James fall on the list? Click on the images below to set your rankings!
Hardest to Defend in NBA
SportsNation Rank, NBA, NBA, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMarcus Cousins, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Goran Dragic, Paul George, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Dwight Howard, Kyrie Irving, Al Jefferson, Damian Lillard, Kevin Love, Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Paul, John Wall, Russell Westbrook
A power forward's job is to control the low block area -- they are able to play with their backs to the basket as well as step out to nail a mid-range jumper. Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are known to have that skillset. Some are also known for their ability to intimidate with powerful dunks, like Blake Griffin. Then you have the Carmelo Anthony and Dirk Nowitzki types who can pretty much do it all, from inside the paint to outside the arc. How do you round out the NBA's best at the four position? NBA insider Bradford Doolittle had his say and so did the NBA 5-on-5 crew, but now it's time for SportsNation to weigh in.
NBA Power Forwards
Portland Trail Blazers
2012-13: 21.1 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 1.2 BPG
2012-13: 16.2 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 0.4 BPG
2012-13: 28.7 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 2.6 APG
2012-13: 13.5 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 1.8 BPG
2012-13: 17.8 PPG, 9.9 RPG, 2.7 BPG
2012-13: 11.5 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 1.0 APG
2012-13: 9.4 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.7 APG
2012-13: 14.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 0.9 BPG
2012-13: 13.7 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 1.2 BPG
2012-13: 18.0 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 0.6 BPG
2012-13: 17.4 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 1.1 BPG
2012-13: 13.2 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 3.0 BPG
2012-13: 26.8 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 7.3 APG
2012-13: 18.5 PPG, 11.2 RPG, 0.3 BPG
2012-13: 18.3 PPG, 14.0 RPG, 0.5 BPG
2012-13: 14.6 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.0 BPG
2012-13: 17.3 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 0.7 BPG
2012-13: 15.4 PPG, 11.2 RPG, 0.4 BPG
2012-13: 17.5 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 4.2 APG
2012-13: 17.1 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 0.9 BPG
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