Dirk Nowitzki: The Next Randy Johnson?

June 28, 2011
Arlington, Texas

Dirk Nowitzki may have just led the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA championship, but he isn't resting on his laurels. Dirk signed with the Texas Rangers on Monday and is expected to start on Friday against Houston. "I used to play a lot of sausage tossing, the baseballs is similar," Nowitzki said on tuesday, "The shoulder feels good, I got the velocities. It's on."  
Nowitzki's imposing seven foot frame is reminiscent of Randy Johnson on the mound. Long arms are ideal for pitchers trying to accelerate a baseball in a fraction of a second. There aren't any longer arms in Major League Baseball than the angular German ones belonging to Nowitzki. 

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