VIDEO: Dirk’s alley-oop
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One moment from last night’s All-Star Game that didn’t get that much attention during the game was a simple alley-oop. Now, obviously an alley-oop isn’t all that special in the context of an All-Star game — almost every NBA player can complete an alley-oop. And an alley-oop to an NBA player that is 7-feet tall is even less surprising. But Dallas Mavericks big man Dirk Nowitzki spend most of his time closer to the perimeter than the rim, which is where he’s shown his greatest value throughout his MVP-winning career.
So when Dirk got out on the break last night and completed an alley-oop, he immediately began celebrating, breaking out his former teammate Vince Carter‘s “point to the sky” routine.
And why the huge celebration from Dirk? According to ESPN, it was his first alley-oop in the regular season in over a decade…