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Dirk Nowitzki extends All-Star streak

Updated: February 10, 2012, 6:56 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

Dirk Nowitzki said his sluggish start wasn't deserving of an 11th consecutive All-Star selection. Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle and the majority of his Western Conference counterparts disagreed with the reigning Finals MVP.

Despite posting some of his lowest numbers since his rookie season while being hobbled by a sore right knee, Nowitzki was selected as one of seven reserves for the West squad and he will be the lone representative for the defending champs.

"I am really ...

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