Dirk Nowitzki might be crowned the 2011 NBA Finals’ MVP, but there were rumblings following the Dallas Mavericks‘ Game 6 victory over the Miami Heat that the distinction should perhaps be a co-award shared by the German forward. Who else but Jason Terry?
The former Wildcat proved that the sixth man label doesn’t mean he’s the sixth-best player on his team. There’s a reason I argued that he might be the most important piece of the Mavericks (outside of Dirk, of course). And there’s a reason why I thought that despite his career on the downturn because of age, he has quickly and suddenly become the most relevant former Arizona basketball player in the NBA.
He knows who he is, his strengths, his weaknesses. He knows he’s limited. And he knows how to make it work. It’s him just being him.