Dirk Nowitzki's legacy received a significant boost this postseason when he led his Mavericks to the organization's first NBA title. Along the way, he disposed of both Kobe Bryant's Lakers and LeBron James' Heat.
So where do all three now stand on the ladder of the all-time greats? There's no question that each is among the 50 best players we've ever seen. Are they in the top 20?
Fresh off an incredible 2011 NBA postseason, here are the 50 greatest players in the history of the NBA (before reading this, bear in mind that because of the immense talent of each of these players, the gap between each player is minuscule).
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