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


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  • Dom2k
    Dom2k   6 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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    • Dezz Epson41
      Dezz Epson41  2 months back

      @Jordan Dennis Explain that to me?

    • Jordan Dennis
      Jordan Dennis  2 months back

      Dom is the irony that Truck died when Dirk won his ring?

    • Dezz Epson41
      Dezz Epson41  3 months back

      After 59 players being Drafted before IT, that should not be the last video in a long time of it's kind.

    • Dezz Epson41
      Dezz Epson41  3 months back

      Yo Dom what was the ironiC joke about Robert " TraCker " Trailer you kept to yourself.

    • JordaN xD
      JordaN xD  6 months back

      rip dom2k

  • Brent Ralph Bautista
    Brent Ralph Bautista  2 weeks back

    "This skinny kid who looked like he belonged in a boy band" lmao I'm dead 💀🤣

    • Nebulon Ranger
      Nebulon Ranger  2 months back

      This reminded me about the saddest part of the Raptors early days. The FO was GOOD at drafting (Araujo aside), but TERRIBLE at everything else.

      Let's also not forget that Carter and Dirk eventually ended up on the same team too!

      • Max Malten
        Max Malten  2 months back

        imagine getting coached by the best center that ever played basketball and not taking his criticism

        • 30,000 Feet High
          30,000 Feet High  2 months back

          I am sad that Dirk retired, but at least we were left with Luka and Porzingus. Hopefully they’ll carry us to the playoffs

          • Blaze Rod Needs 10,000 Subs

            If you were a football channel, I would be like do why 198 players were drafted before Tom Brady

            • sholove Sholove
              sholove Sholove  2 months back

              People act like Dirk didn't give cris bosh WORK in that finals!

              • Brady
                Brady  3 months back

                tell me young Dirk doesnt look like Porzingis

                • Aneeb Aneeb
                  Aneeb Aneeb  3 months back

                  Easy answer

                  They thought the others were better. Like everyone should know that istg

                  • Timmy O'Connor
                    Timmy O'Connor  3 months back

                    Rookie dirk looks like tfue

                    • chironjo
                      chironjo  3 months back

                      I alwaus believe Dirk's fFinals MVP had been one of the more genuine and real runs. No "making other better" bullshit. Just pick, pop and bucket.

                      • RunAwayReaper
                        RunAwayReaper  3 months back

                        Well the clippers curse is gone now

                        • julius villalon
                          julius villalon  3 months back

                          pierce and dirk at the same draft

                          • Jayjay Shubert
                            Jayjay Shubert  3 months back

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

                            • Childish Kimbino
                              Childish Kimbino  3 months back

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

                              • Xavier Alvarez
                                Xavier Alvarez  3 months 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

                                • Dirty Dog
                                  Dirty Dog  3 months back

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

                                  • Platinum Hoops
                                    Platinum Hoops  3 months back

                                    Dirk the real MVP he pulled a black girl

                                    • Beef Boss
                                      Beef Boss  4 months back

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

                                      • Cloud 9
                                        Cloud 9  4 months back

                                        Lmao dirk used to look like a modern day e boy

                                        • Robert Vinson
                                          Robert Vinson  4 months back

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

                                          • Jimmy - TLOPO
                                            Jimmy - TLOPO  4 months back

                                            i love jason williams, such a beast crossing up kobe

                                            • Agree2Disagree
                                              Agree2Disagree  4 months back

                                              Is that Chrissy Teagan??

                                              • Greg Homan
                                                Greg Homan  4 months back

                                                Why were 34 players taken before Draymond Green?

                                                • Jumper Cables
                                                  Jumper Cables  5 months back

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

                                                  • NateDawg2007282 NBA2K
                                                    NateDawg2007282 NBA2K  5 months back

                                                    Why were 57 players drafted before Darko Milcic??

                                                    • roastbeafman87
                                                      roastbeafman87  5 months back

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

                                                      • nmb Memphis beast24
                                                        nmb Memphis beast24  5 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  5 months back

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

                                                          • I Made Werlianta
                                                            I Made Werlianta  5 months back

                                                            AIR CANADA!

                                                            • Dan Vol
                                                              Dan Vol  5 months back

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

                                                              • Rynml Dz
                                                                Rynml Dz  5 months back

                                                                Mike Bibby really looks like Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits😅

                                                                • Fall Of An Empire
                                                                  Fall Of An Empire  5 months back

                                                                  Voice is lame as hell just talk normal mf.

                                                                  • Isa H
                                                                    Isa H  6 months back

                                                                    You should do one of these for Isaiah Thomas

                                                                    • IqKing 06
                                                                      IqKing 06  6 months back

                                                                      So what was the irony with tractor?

                                                                      • Marcos Levy
                                                                        Marcos Levy  6 months back

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

                                                                        • The Masoko
                                                                          The Masoko  6 months back

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

                                                                          • Moritz19081980
                                                                            Moritz19081980  6 months back

                                                                            Does anyone here still remember Detlef Schrempf?^^

                                                                            • LUD WIG
                                                                              LUD WIG  6 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  6 months back

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

                                                                                • phreak811
                                                                                  phreak811  6 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  6 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  6 months back

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

                                                                                      • George Fitzgerald
                                                                                        George Fitzgerald  6 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  6 months back

                                                                                            Next, why were 56 players drafted before Manu 😂

                                                                                            • Eek-A-Mouse Fan
                                                                                              Eek-A-Mouse Fan  6 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  6 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.