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Dirk Nowitzki speaks, faces truth

It's refreshing to hear Mavs star tell it like it is, even if he battles reality himself

Updated: January 15, 2013, 3:34 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

Dirk Nowitzki carries himself the way a superstar should, which is why none of us can ever question his work ethic.

Or his effort. Or his desire to remain with the Dallas Mavericks -- no matter how far they sink below .500.

And when he speaks, it's the truth.

Most of the time, it's positive. Occasionally, it's not.

So what?

The truth, when we hear it, doesn't always sound good. And it sure doesn't always feel good.

But real talk, which is what Dirk ...

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