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Nowitzki resides in elite company

Mavs star is on list of all-time greats without a ring, but he doesn't want to stay there

Updated: April 20, 2010, 3:15 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki's display of remarkable scoring efficiency during Sunday's playoff opener added to a case that he'd rather not make.

He's one of the best postseason performers in NBA history who doesn't own a championship ring.

Nowitzki's playoff production places him among the all-time elite. He's one of five players with career playoff averages of at least 25 points and 10 rebounds, joining Elgin Baylor, Hakeem Olajuwon, Bob Pettit and Shaquille O'Neal.

That ...

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