Nike “change the game” with this stunning animation. It celebrates giant basketball player Dirk Nowitzki. The German came over to the states in the 90s and made a name for himself playing for the Dallas Mavericks.

 

Known for his 7 foot tall stature and powerful physical presence, the player was at first expected to play more of a defensive and non-attacking role. He was discouraged from taking long shots and was often criticised for trying to emulate his more skilful contemporaries.

Dirk wasn’t deterred though, sticking to his style and changing the sport of basketball in the process. His unique play-style paved the way for others to emulate him in the future and completely reshaped how the sport is played. A few days ago he announced his retirement, after a stunning 21 year-long career. Danke, Dirk.

Dirk Nowitzki|Nike|Animation

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