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Published on August 18th, 2018 | by Landon Buford

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Dirk Nowitzki Damaged The Ceiling Of Visitors’ Locker Room At Oracle Arena Says Stephen Jackson

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Two weeks ago I reported that former Dallas Maverick  Jason Terry was on the Mavs Fanatic podcast and shared that future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki put a hole in the visiting locker room at Oracle Area that is still there today. Following the Mavericks lost to the Golden State Warriors in six games. You have to remember the Mavericks were the number one seed coming off a Finals appearance the year before against the Miami Heat.

The  Golden State Warriors were a scrappy and tough gritty team that featured Baron Davis, Matt Barnes, Al Harrington and Stephen Jackson. They were able to frustrate the future Hall of Famer in Nowitzki and hold the league MVP at the time to only 16.4 points in that series after averaging 24.6 points during the regulars season.

Stephen Jackson was in Dallas for The Big 3 Playoffs, and I asked him about Terry’s comments, and he confirmed that Dirk put a hole at Oracle Arena. Jackson would take it a step further and shared the location of the damage.   “The chair was thrown through the ceiling of the visitors’ locker room,” Jackson told me.

Jackson is currently on Sports Analyst ESPN The Jump and Fox. He also won a championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003.


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