Dirk Nowitzki Game-Winner Against The Bucks

What's More Impressive? Dirk's Buzzer Beater, Or Brandon Jennings Continuing To Dominate?

11/17/09 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5229 respect


Dirk Nowitzki hit this ridiculously impressive game-winner against the Milwaukee Bucks, but one of the other highlights was definitely rookie Brandon Jennings. Only a few days after dropping 55 against the Warriors, he dropped in 25 to lead the Bucks against the Mavericks.

Dirk's shot gave the Mavericks the OT win, but this Jennings kid is going to be special. I have a feeling several teams are already kicking themselves for passing on him.
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11/17/09   |   ary201   |   213 respect

jswol54 wrote:
The debate was whether Dirk's game winning performance is more impressive than the season Jennings is putting together.  Reread the title and get back to me.  Everyone else in the thread understood correctly.  Take the blinders off for a minute...the homer is strong with you young Jedi. 

Seriously? The debate was comparing one single shot with over 2 weeks of basketball? My mistake. I guess I'll take 8 full games of basketball over the 1-single field goal attempt.

11/17/09   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

ary201 wrote:
No. I think Dirk scoring 32, pulling down 11 boards, and scoring a ridiculous one-legged fadeaway shot to WIN in OT is more impressive than Jennings scoring 25 and 8 assists to lose. BTW, Jennings had a chance to go up in OT to win, but missed.

The question wasn't do I think Jennings' season so far is impressive. I think it is.

The debate was whether Dirk's game winning performance is more impressive than the season Jennings is putting together.  Reread the title and get back to me.  Everyone else in the thread understood correctly.  Take the blinders off for a minute...the homer is strong with you young Jedi. 

11/17/09   |   ary201   |   213 respect

jswol54 wrote:
So you think Dirk hitting ONE game winning shot is more impressive than Jennings putting up superstar like numbers and leading the Bucks back to relevance? 

No. I think Dirk scoring 32, pulling down 11 boards, and scoring a ridiculous one-legged fadeaway shot to WIN in OT is more impressive than Jennings scoring 25 and 8 assists to lose. BTW, Jennings had a chance to go up in OT to win, but missed.

The question wasn't do I think Jennings' season so far is impressive. I think it is.

11/17/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

suzanneclark12 wrote:
what about D'Wades buzzer beating 3 for win..chopped liver?

These days you gotta do something against the Milwaukee Bucks to get some press. Wait.. Seriously though basketball is relevant in Wisconsin again and its kind of cool.

11/17/09   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

ary201 wrote:
Yeah, I was just going by the title of the post. Nowitzki's game winner or Jennings' continuing to "dominate."

So you think Dirk hitting ONE game winning shot is more impressive than Jennings putting up superstar like numbers and leading the Bucks back to relevance? 

11/17/09   |   ary201   |   213 respect

jswol54 wrote:
If we're talking about this one game, then yes, I agree with you.  But the discussion in this thread was about who has been more impressive thus far this season.  I'll stick to my argument that what Jennings has done is more impressive.  Look at the Bucks roster compared to the Mavs.  He's already having a Derrick Rose like effect on his young team.

Yeah, I was just going by the title of the post. Nowitzki's game winner or Jennings' continuing to "dominate."

11/17/09   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

suzanneclark12 wrote:
what about D'Wades buzzer beating 3 for win..chopped liver?

Great play, no doubt.  Can't wait till he's doing it in Chicago next year! 

11/17/09   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

ary201 wrote:
I was VERY impressed with jennings scoring 55 that last game, yes. But we're talking about THIS game, right? The Bucks lost. I was more impressed with Dirk's ridiculous buzzer-beater to win the game than Jennings scoring a good 25, but losing the game.

If we're talking about this one game, then yes, I agree with you.  But the discussion in this thread was about who has been more impressive thus far this season.  I'll stick to my argument that what Jennings has done is more impressive.  Look at the Bucks roster compared to the Mavs.  He's already having a Derrick Rose like effect on his young team.

11/17/09   |   suzanneclark12   |   435 respect

what about D'Wades buzzer beating 3 for win..chopped liver?

11/17/09   |   ary201   |   213 respect

jswol54 wrote:
Let me put it another way.  Would you be more impressed by Nowitzki or Jennings scoring 55?  Dirk's been having monster games for years so I know what to expect from him.  With Jennings, we're talking about a rookie who was lambasted for playing overseas and quite frankly, he wasn't overly impressive across the pond.  For him to come to the NBA and do the things he's doing is something. 

I was VERY impressed with jennings scoring 55 that last game, yes. But we're talking about THIS game, right? The Bucks lost. I was more impressed with Dirk's ridiculous buzzer-beater to win the game than Jennings scoring a good 25, but losing the game.

11/17/09   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

ary201 wrote:
Impressive? Or surprisingly impressive?

I don't see how you can't be more impressed by Dirk's game, just because he's done it for 10 years.

Let me put it another way.  Would you be more impressed by Nowitzki or Jennings scoring 55?  Dirk's been having monster games for years so I know what to expect from him.  With Jennings, we're talking about a rookie who was lambasted for playing overseas and quite frankly, he wasn't overly impressive across the pond.  For him to come to the NBA and do the things he's doing is something. 

11/17/09   |   mk_donley   |   2554 respect

I call Dirk's game winning shot, a "luck shot".

11/17/09   |   ary201   |   213 respect

Impressive? Or surprisingly impressive?

I don't see how you can't be more impressed by Dirk's game, just because he's done it for 10 years.

11/17/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

elevenbravo138again wrote:

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(Edited by elevenbravo138again)

Ah Robert “Tractor” Trailer, the NBA’s answer to Nate Newton both in terms of build and-Crime pays?

QUASAND LEWIS: TRAYLOR’S COUSIN AND “THE BIGGEST DRUG DEALER IN MICHIGAN HISTORY” head of one of largest drug rings ever discovered in Michigan who was sentenced to 18 years in prison. Lewis’ drug cartel, shipped over 33 tons of weed to date, allowed him to compile millions of dollars in money and assets. Lewis fraudulently put choice assets under his name. Cars, property and other items were filed in Robert’s name, even though the items didn’t belong to him. Authorities busted him with 25 tons of marijuana and over $15 million in cash. They say Lewis was selling $178 million worth of drugs a year and accounted for up to 50% of the drugs sold in Detroit.

11/17/09   |   Scott   |   51962 respect

As big of a fan as I am of Dirk Nowitzki, what Brandon Jennings is doing early on in his NBA career is very impressive.  He's already taken over as the man in Milwaukee and has shown the moxy and scoring ability to carry the Bucks.  Even though he missed the go ahead shot against the Mavericks, I bet he'll end up winning more games for the Bucks then losing

11/17/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

Jennings is more impressive.  He proclaimed himself to be a star before he played one NBA minute, telling us how great he is and how great he would be.  So far he has proved himself right.  Dirk is great, but it's not like Dirk went around telling everyone how great he would be when he was drafted, which ironically was by the Milwaukee Bucks, who traded him for Robert "Tractor" Traylor.

11/17/09   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

(Edited by jswol54)

I'd say what Jennings is doing is more impressive.  We already know Dirk is a superstar, but we weren't sure what we'd see out of Jennings after playing overseas for a year.  Jennings is the odds on favorite for rookie of the year already.