Chris Mannix says Dirk’s performance will be legacy of Finals
Dan asked Mannix what will utlimately be the story of the Finals — Dirk or LeBron.
“Long term, I think what Nowitzki has done has been remarkable,” Mannix said. “Carrying this team. Being a one-man band.”
Mannix said LeBron’s struggles will be more of a short-term story. “If they can find a way to win this series, all these struggles will be forgotten,” Mannix said.
Mannix said that LeBron has a huge height advantage on the guys covering him and has to take the ball to the rim.
Mannix is working on a Jimmer Fredette story for SI. He said the BYU superstar could go in the top five or could slide into the second half of the first round.