Kareem’s skyhook. Jordan’s jumpman. Not just immortalized in our minds by the mental images we have stored but also bronzed as permanent physical fixtures.

What about Dirk’s fadeaway? Its not unimaginable that Dallas would erect a statue of Dirk’s signature leg kick outside American Airlines Center given what he has done for that franchise.

In the first of several commercials for the NBA’s “Forever is BIG” campaign, Sports Studio provided the NBA with an authentic Dirk Nowitzki uniform. It looks like for now, Dirk will have to settle for being immortalized by toy figurines.