Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Western Conference forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) of the Dallas Mavericks before the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center.

Mavericks HC Rick Carlisle says Dirk Nowitzki on NBA's Mount Rushmore

The Mount Rushmore debate has invaded every team in the NBA. Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle was asked who would is on his NBA Mount Rushmore, and he of course strongly pushed for Dirk Nowitzki.

Nowitzki has done a lot for the game and has made a lasting impact and legacy. Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra praised Nowtizki and called his one-legged fadeaway iconic.

“He’s seen every single coverage that you can possibly think of,” Spoelstra said, via Dwain Price of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. “His game is timeless, but he adds new dimensions.

“His one-footed fadeaway is iconic now — almost as much as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s sky hook. You see players trying to imitated it. That’s when you know you’ve got game — when your peers are showing you that type of respect.”

He elaborated on who would be included if it was limited to the modern game:

 

The Rushmore debate is interesting, because the real one is limited to older generations of presidents and modern ones aren’t eligible.

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