D12, how the hell am i annoying dude. all i do is say my opinion. WTF is your problem dude. I don't even know you. And 1st answer don't hate on me just because i say something you don't agree with, and actually use my head and not let the MEDIA make my mind.
edit: see guy above me understands. and imma copy and paste the answer i put that convinced u.
EDIT:I mean seriously this is a joke. Dirk Nowitzki is one of the 5 best players on the planet. The man takes teams on his back and carries them for 11 years. He got his team to 9 straight playoffs/50 win years. I see KOBE/LEBRON/WADE/PAUL/HOWARD???. Seriously Howard is overrated dirk is better in the post (dwight is undeveloped in post). Dirk can create his own shot, Dwight can't pass out the double team while Dirk is a great passer, dirk can shoot from anywhere and be the inside and outside player while Dwight is limited to the paint. Dwight has no hands, no jumper, and is very clumsy while Dirk is skilled. Dirk is clutch and takes over games in the 4th while Dwight depends on Hedo and Lewis to do that. Dwight is a liability at the line while Dirk is a 90% ft shooter. None of those players i listed above are more efficient than Dirk. Dirk with a bummed ankle took a troubled howard and declining kidd to the playoffs in 2008 while Kobe could not take Caron Butler and Odom to the playoffs in 2005. Dirk took a team to the finals with no inside pressence or all star to the finals in a tough Western conference, something none of those players did or could do. Kobe when he had a sub par team in 05-07 could not get out the 1st round and missed the playoffs one year. Dirk the past 2 years took a team to the playoffs and second round despite inconsistent help from his team. Dirk last year scored 25 straight 20 point games which led the league (including kobe/wade/lebron.) Chris Paul last playoffs against the nuggets got out played by Billups and played mediocre while shooting a poor percentage. while Dirk was guarded by Nene/Martin/Anderson 3 of the best big defenders in the league and Dirk still averaged (34.4pts, 12.0 rebs and 4.0ast 51%fg, 39%3pt, 92%ft.)
HE IS ONE OF THE 5 BEST PLAYERS ON THE PLANET AND IN MY OPINION HE IS THE BEST ON THE PLANET.
He is an MVP hall of fame player, there is no way he is not a top 5 player. ITS RIDICULOUS
STOP LOOKING AT WHO IS EXCITING AND FLASHY AND LOOK AT WHO IMPACTS A GAME. HOW IN THE HELL IS A FUTURE HALL OF FAMER THAT CARRIED A TEAM ON HIS BACK FOR 11 YEARS AND WON MVP NOT A TOP 10.
EDIT:Just because he's the best center in the league doesn't mean he's a top 5 player. His only competition at center is Yao Ming. Just because your a superstar at your position doesn't mean your a superstar period because he has no one to compete with at center.
people need to stop overrating Dwight Howard, he is not a top 5 player yet. Dwight Howard- Overrated, everyone has him in the top 5 just because of his flashiness and dunks and hype. He is very limited and can only dominate weaker or slower opponents, he can't do much against perkins or bynum because they have size, he is not a good passer, he has no hands and is not a true superstar. His defense and rebounding along with athletic ability allow him to crack the top 10, but to say he's better than duncan and Dirk is disrespectful. I think people are rushing him, they know how good he will be but they are so much into the hype that they rate him further than what he is. In this point in his career he is not one of the 5 best basketball players. He averaged 15ppg in the finals because people that actually have size give him trouble. A superstar is a player that nobody can guard. Perkins, Bynum, and Gasol all stopped him. He is not a top 5 player yet. He doesn't finish in traffic good and he's clumsy. GIVE HIM TIME PEOPLE.
edit: hEY make this question again and i will copy and paste this on there. i think i came on too late. make this question again.
EDIT: Ha LMAO@ NICK C, thats not my account lol. wow you are stupid. this guy has been on here for a while now. he usually ask's who's the top 5 and i said dirk and stated why. so he was convinced. Just because u give yourself BA to be a TC dont mean everyone does.