Why Were 8 Players Drafted Before Dirk Nowitzki? How Did Their Careers Turn Out?

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  • Dom2k
    Dom2k   3 months back

    Unless the Celtics miraculously lose to Indy and I have to do 59 players drafted before IT, this will likely be the last draft vid for a while.

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    • JordaN xD
      JordaN xD  3 months back

      rip dom2k

    • The Muffin Man
      The Muffin Man  3 months back

      Yall wanna put ur money together to bribe the refs and rig the series just to make Dom make a video of the 59 people before IT?

    • Noor Smadhi
      Noor Smadhi  3 months back

      Yo dom, why your voice on that new sprite lemonade commercial

    • Pamela May
      Pamela May  3 months back

      Sweet video :)can we get more Dirk love in this mf??

    • Nonso Obikudu
      Nonso Obikudu  3 months back

      Dom2k what was the name of the first piece of music that you started playing at the beginning of this Dirk video

  • Jayjay Shubert
    Jayjay Shubert  45 minutes back

    Antawn is my cousin he was amazing so why dont you stop these vids

    • Childish Kimbino
      Childish Kimbino  2 days back

      Please do "Why 33 players were drafted before Brian Scalabrine".

      • Xavier Alvarez
        Xavier Alvarez  5 days back

        My favorite time of dirks career was from 200 to 2004. The mavs had a lot of good games against my kings back in those days. Besides the lakers of that time the mavs were the only other team that really scared me back then. Don’t know why they got rid of Nash. Nash and dirk were nasty back in the day. Even though most people remember Nash as a sun. I will always remember when he played with dirk. They ALWAYS showed up in big games

        • K924crop
          K924crop  6 days back

          While dirk one a champion ship that year that guy died of a heart attack yikes

          • Platinum Hoops
            Platinum Hoops  6 days back

            Dirk the real MVP he pulled a black girl

            • Blaze Webb
              Blaze Webb  2 weeks back

              Dirk looks like he wants to slit my thoat in my sleep in that thumbnail

              • Cloud 9
                Cloud 9  3 weeks back

                Lmao dirk used to look like a modern day e boy

                • Robert Vinson
                  Robert Vinson  3 weeks back

                  If I am not mistaken that deal that brought in Steve Nash also brought in Michael Finley.

                  • Jimmy - TLOPO
                    Jimmy - TLOPO  3 weeks back

                    i love jason williams, such a beast crossing up kobe

                    • Agree2Disagree
                      Agree2Disagree  4 weeks back

                      Is that Chrissy Teagan??

                      • Greg Homan
                        Greg Homan  4 weeks back

                        Why were 34 players taken before Draymond Green?

                        • Jumper Cables
                          Jumper Cables  1 months back

                          No my man, Larry Hughes is best known from the Dilemma video😂

                          • NateDawg2007282 NBA2K
                            NateDawg2007282 NBA2K  2 months back

                            Why were 57 players drafted before Darko Milcic??

                            • roastbeafman87
                              roastbeafman87  2 months back

                              9:47 is that Justin Timberlake and Nick Carter???

                              • nmb Memphis beast24
                                nmb Memphis beast24  2 months back

                                The Mavericks didn't come out of nowhere in 2011 we were one of the best teams like past 5 years

                                • nmb Memphis beast24
                                  nmb Memphis beast24  2 months back

                                  Live 04 Bradley lafrentz Dirk finely Nash was the best line up

                                  • I Made Werlianta
                                    I Made Werlianta  2 months back

                                    AIR CANADA!

                                    • Dan Vol
                                      Dan Vol  2 months back

                                      Don Nelson was one of the genius coaches (and funny as heck) of his time.

                                      • Rynml Dz
                                        Rynml Dz  2 months back

                                        Mike Bibby really looks like Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits😅

                                        • Fall Of An Empire
                                          Fall Of An Empire  2 months back

                                          Voice is lame as hell just talk normal mf.

                                          • ISSA GOAT
                                            ISSA GOAT  2 months back

                                            You should do one of these for Isaiah Thomas

                                            • IqKing 06
                                              IqKing 06  2 months back

                                              So what was the irony with tractor?

                                              • Marcos Levy
                                                Marcos Levy  2 months back

                                                Nelly wasn't the GM, he was the coach. The GM was Donnie, Nelly son.

                                                • The Masoko
                                                  The Masoko  2 months back

                                                  Can’t wait till the 3? Or 4? Players drafted before Luka Doncic

                                                  • Moritz19081980
                                                    Moritz19081980  2 months back

                                                    Does anyone here still remember Detlef Schrempf?^^

                                                    • LUD WIG
                                                      LUD WIG  2 months back

                                                      Draft is all about luck...you never know what you get till you actually get it and start working with it. If the man doesnt do anything good in first two seasons, get rid of him...but its too late at that point anyway.

                                                      • Kevrolld
                                                        Kevrolld  2 months back

                                                        "...to take down what was at the time the greatest combination of star talent we'd ever seen." hmm

                                                        • phreak811
                                                          phreak811  3 months back

                                                          Sorry Dom I ain't gonna watch the video. I probably should but I will post up reasons. I am SURE you hit on these but to break it down. Olowakandi was a 7 footer and true center so that trumps everything when Shaq is smashing other teams. Mike Bibby was a good PG in college and it was hoped his skills would translate (spoiler they really didn't). Look all you have to look at is Carter and Jamison to know that some of these guys had great careers. White Chocolate had a decent run when he had part of the Fab Five with him in Sac town but flamed out quick after a trade. Tractor Traylor was considered a big man who might be a defensive stopper and rebounder (news flash he was a slug and that was about it). Honestly the people who were taken in front of Dirk is because for every foreign big shot player that panned out 12 didn't. Also you had to get them off whatever team they were on and pay out contracts. For how annoying this is see Rubio, Ricky. It's possible the earlier teams didn't think it was worth the head ache trying to buy out his German contract.

                                                          • gunterdqdomrazken
                                                            gunterdqdomrazken  3 months back

                                                            In matter of fact Vince Carter is and will be bigger legend than Dirk. Sorry to say it(write it), but that's the true. Greatest dunker of all time!

                                                            • George Fitzgerald
                                                              George Fitzgerald  3 months back

                                                              Who was the one player drafted before kd. Oden is one of the most fascinating stories.

                                                              • George Fitzgerald
                                                                George Fitzgerald  3 months back

                                                                Who where the players drafted before LeBron James? Good vid for April 1st

                                                                • Keyla Maria Deniaz de Souza

                                                                  he should bring out his sneaker / sport shoes collection .... like MJ did ........... the "Dirks" :)

                                                                  • Remi Mieses
                                                                    Remi Mieses  3 months back

                                                                    Next, why were 56 players drafted before Manu 😂

                                                                    • Eek-A-Mouse Fan
                                                                      Eek-A-Mouse Fan  3 months back

                                                                      These kinds of videos crack me up. The only reason these things happen is because hindsight is 20/20.

                                                                      • Michael Miller
                                                                        Michael Miller  3 months back

                                                                        Because nobody wanted a soft-ass Euro 18 year old THAT STILL HAD A YEAR OF MILITARY SERVICE TO DO BEFORE HE COULD COME TO THE US. Even if he could shoot and was 7'.


                                                                        It seems to be completely forgotten now, but Don Nelson was absolutely DESTROYED by the Dallas media over picking up Nowitzki for the aforementioned reasons. Nelson's draft history wasn't the best and this looked like another log on the fire and the log wasn't made of wood. He turns around and trades away the SURE-FIRE CAN'T-MISS prospect Robert Traylor (this was serious talk at the time) and probable solid bit player Pat Garrity for... someone on the Sun's bench and a guy that won't be here for another year. WHAT THE FUCK, DON? WHY ARE YOU FUCKING THIS TEAM UP?

                                                                        Fast forward about... three years or so... and holy shit he was right.

                                                                        • Steven Saunders
                                                                          Steven Saunders  3 months back

                                                                          From a through and through Raptors fan. Im happy we got Vince and had the era of amazing basketball our franchise had never seen. Vince Carter winning the dunk contest and being our all star talent made us all proud and we are all smiles to see this man balling out still today. Man is legend he deserves a championship.

                                                                          • KootenaiKing
                                                                            KootenaiKing  3 months back

                                                                            This has to be the best series on YT right now, no lie.

                                                                            • jordan thomas
                                                                              jordan thomas  3 months back

                                                                              You should do Jimmy bucket

                                                                              • jordan thomas
                                                                                jordan thomas  3 months back

                                                                                You should do Kyle kuzma

                                                                                • Tom Campbell
                                                                                  Tom Campbell  3 months back

                                                                                  Great video, but you literally used the word "literally" wrong!

                                                                                  • Latvarian Savage
                                                                                    Latvarian Savage  3 months back

                                                                                    Dirk looking like a early 2000 boy band pop singer in your thumbnail bruh

                                                                                    • Jake-E-Bacon
                                                                                      Jake-E-Bacon  3 months back

                                                                                      I never like to have, “what if’s.” For all we know, Dirk go’s to the Sixers/Celtics, and washes out of the league. It’s all about development, chemistry, and so many other variables. Just like Giannis, or Kobe could have been a bust had they went to a different team, potentially. Different coaches see different things. A players career can be made, and destroyed in a single instance. Confidence is highly underrated.

                                                                                      • HDreamer
                                                                                        HDreamer  3 months back

                                                                                        True, IIRC Dirk credited a lot of his development to his friendship with Nash. He helped him arrive in the league. Would he have had someone like that elsewhere? Who knows.

                                                                                    • Anthony Ray
                                                                                      Anthony Ray  3 months back

                                                                                      Dirk slid because notable European players like Toni Kukoc had not made a real impact. Only Sarbonis lived up to the hype. I remember when Nelson took Dirk, he said that Dirk would be the greatest of all time. I rolled my eyes. He was right and I was wrong. LOL.

                                                                                      • Kevin Bowen
                                                                                        Kevin Bowen  3 months back

                                                                                        In early years people were lamenting the Mavs didn't take Tractor Traylor.

                                                                                        • Sean Lange
                                                                                          Sean Lange  3 months back

                                                                                          Straight class homie thank you Dirk... Somewhere Tony Banks ex-girlfriend is crying

                                                                                          • Tyler Horton
                                                                                            Tyler Horton  3 months back

                                                                                            Dirk in 2k is like bo jackson was in tecmo bowl hax

                                                                                            • A$APshaman
                                                                                              A$APshaman  3 months back

                                                                                              10:20 whats the cruel irony with Traylor's death???