Off-season one-on-one practices with his long time idol, Dirk Nowitzki.
“F–k no,” Cuban joked. “You know how much money I pay Dirk? Unless he teaches him how to shoot like me, then I’ll be really excited about it.”
Asked if he was joking, the Mavericks owner said, “Take me literally but not seriously.”
Dirk was one of the pioneers of the ‘stretch four’ concept, and it seems the 7’3″ Latvian is headed to make a career off of stretching the floor and shooting the ball inside Madison Square Garden.
Porzingis and Nowitzki were set for the same plans last summer but never got around to it. The Knicks phenom hopes that their plans won’t suffer the same fate this summer.
“I’m sure it will help me out and improve my game, hopefully, unless Mark Cuban says no,” Porzingis told The NY Post. “Dirk is a guy who can really help my game. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to work with him, a few days to get on the court with him and pick his brain.”