Josh Hart calls out CJ McCollum for forgetting Dirk Nowitzki’s unstoppable fadeaway
With no NBA basketball currently on the schedule, players are doing what they can to keep themselves entertained. During the podcast of CJ McCollum, the Portland Trail Blazers star and ESPN basketball analyst and co-host Jordan Schultz discussed the most unstoppable moves in league history.
Schultz and McCollum posted their opinion on Twitter: Allen Iverson’s crossover, Michael Jordan’s fadeaway, Manu Ginobili’s eurostep, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s skyhook and Hakeem Olajuwon’s dream shake.
However, according to New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart, one signature NBA move was a glaring omission to McCollum’s list.
Dirks one leg fade??? https://t.co/Glebhv9XJT
— Josh Hart (@joshhart) March 26, 2020
Nowitzki’s one-legged fadeaway is undoubtedly one of the most famous and effective moves in NBA history. The move helped the German seven-footer become the best foreign player the league has ever seen and lead a surefire Hall of Fame career.
Of course, it’s hard to take any one of those players off the established list, but to not have Dirk’s signature shot on there is a glaring error to many.
In 21 seasons, all with the Dallas Mavericks, Nowitzki averaged 20.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game while shooting 47.1 percent from the floor and 38 percent from beyond the arc.
Nowitzki also was named to the All-Star team 14 times, an All-NBA team 12 times and was named league MVP in 2007. The stretch four also helped the Mavs win their first and only championship in franchise history in 2011 when he led Dallas to an upset over the talented bMiami Heat team.