One of the defining moments in Nowitzki's career was his game-winner against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals.
With his left hand. Nowitzki drove past Chris Bosh for a left-handed layup in the final seconds. What people tend to forget about this play was that Nowitzki had a finger on his left hand in a splint.
Before the game, ESPN analyst Tim Legler commented on ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" about the importance of Nowitzki's left hand being injured. Legler was quoted by Andy Hutchins of SB Nation in a June 2011 article as saying:
"He loves to go left, swing through and go that way for either a step back jumper or to try to get to the rim to finish with that left hand. Both of those things are going to be affected by his inability to squeeze that basketball and get a firm grip on it."
Luckily for Mavs fans, Nowitzki's injury had no effect on his performance. He's right-handed, so the ability to drive to the other side and finish is dangerous. He pulled this left-handed layup from his repertoire of moves and won the game.