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Mark Cuban backs Dirk Nowitzki

Updated: July 24, 2013, 1:50 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

According to Mark Cuban, the biggest misconception about the Dallas Mavericks is the belief that Dirk Nowitzki is no longer a superstar.

Nowitzki had his streak of 11 consecutive All-Star appearances snapped last season, when he missed 29 games because of arthroscopic knee surgery. But Cuban considers the down season to be an aberration, citing Nowitzki's injury and the Mavs' subpar point guard play.

"If there's one missing piece between what everyone is saying and what ...

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