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Dirk Nowitzki says LeBron James has case to be on NBA’s Mount Rushmore

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Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki will be one of three players on NBA 2K22’s 75th Anniversary Edition, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Durant on the cover.

Nowitzki played his entire 21-year career with the Mavericks and won a championship with the franchise in 2011. He was named the NBA Finals MVP that year.

That championship win came against LeBron James and the Miami Heat, who also boasted Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the roster.

James and Nowitzki had 32 matchups against each other during their time together in the league, so Nowitzki knew James’ game extremely well.

When asked about his NBA version of Mount Rushmore, which gave him a difficult time to pick from a pool of talented athletes, Nowitzki mentioned James’ name as a top choice.

“Yeah, I mean that’s, that’s so tough, too, there are so many great players,” Nowitzki said. “You know, obviously, Michael Jordan was always my No. 1 idol. I mean, and then it gets super tough. I mean, you know Magic [Johnson] is on there, to me Larry Bird. I’m a guy that’s obviously old school. I think LeBron [James] has a case to be on that Mount Rushmore, the way his body works, his championships and he’s still going. So, I mean that was tough.”

Nowitzki also gave a nod to Lakers’ legends Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.

“Big man Shaq (O’Neal) obviously has a great case, so does Kobe (Bryant),” Nowitzki said. “I mean it’s that’s tough.”

NBA 2K22 is slated to release on Sept. 10. The 75th Anniversary Edition will cost $99.99 USD, and it will be available to purchase on all platforms, both old generation and current generation.

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