Dirk Nowitzki Wins Championship, Wants Better Haircut in NBA 2K12

Dirk Nowitzki and Mark Cuban's Dallas Mavericks finally won their first NBA World Championship as Dallas beat Miami 105-95 in a rematch of the 2006 NBA Finals, which Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat won. This time around, Dirk would not let his team lose as he took NBA Finals MVP honors for a remarkable series. Dirk talks to GamerLive.TV about what video games he played growing up. The Finals MVP also explains why he hates gaming now and talks about which haircut he wants to have in the next NBA 2K12 basketball game in this exclusive video interview.

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zeeshan8104786d ago (Edited 4786d ago )

Miami came close :( WTF LeBron. :@
Congrats Mavs!

FishCake9T44786d ago

Maybe Lebron should play Hockey, theres no 4th quarter.

BlazeCP34783d ago

yea good joke thats been said too many times...

NoobJobz4786d ago

I like how think LeBron is the greatest player ever. He's not even the best player on his team. I would take D-Wade over him anyday.

TheHomerPimpson4786d ago (Edited 4786d ago )

As a life-long Mavericks fan - this championship means so much. Not only did Dirk deserve a ring, but it was great to see Kidd, Marion, Peja, and Jet finally get that elusive ring. Dirk MUST be on the cover of 2K12. Arguable for Rose or Griffin to get the nod, but they will get there eventually. This Finals cemented Dirk as a top-20 (possibly top-15) talent in the history of the game. Get him on the cover and fix his hair. That is all.

heavymetal3k4786d ago

Yeah Dirk deserves to be on the cover this year, 5 of the past 8 champs have had a cover athlete, so the trend should continue. And the developers better rate him as one of the best in the league this year, he is at least a 90 rating, was in the low 80's in 2k11.

NoobJobz4786d ago (Edited 4786d ago )

Yeah, he was an 83 overall when it came out. Unfortunately, that is just how their rating system works. His position kind of screws his rating up. The creators mentioned if he was a SF, he would easily be in the 90s. But since he is a PF, the game looks for a different skill set. The highest rated PF's are the ones that rack up rebounds and blocks. Normally PF's arent shooters. Thats why his rating takes a hit in the game. He doesnt post up and score a ton in the paint. He hits shots from the outside. Hes not a typical PF. You will probably see Garnett, Boozer, Duncan, etc all rated higher. Dirk is better than all 3 of those guys but the game sees his low rebounding skills, blocking, and defense and his rating takes a hit. He should easily be 94+ but it likely wont ever happen because the games rating system. He will continue to be 85, unless they somehow overhaul the rating system.


Tattoo artist successfully sues 2K for replicating their designs on a WWE 2K wrestler

From VGC: "A tattoo artist has successfully sued 2K Sports and its parent company Take-Two Interactive for including her designs in WWE 2K video games.

Catherine Alexander filed the lawsuit in 2018, claiming that her tattoo designs had been used without her permission in WWE 2K16, WWE 2K17 and WWE 2K18.

The tattoos in question are original tribal-style designs Alexander applied to WWE superstar Randy Orton’s upper back and arms in real life."

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Software_Lover655d ago

......... Some of these lawsuits I just don't get.

CobraKai655d ago

I don’t either. On can argue that she owes Orton for being the canvas to show her artwork. I personally feel that since money was exchanged between her and Orton, that the issue should be if Orton wants his tattoos showcased or not.

roadkillers655d ago

Very confusing… so Pepsi has no issues with Punk having a tattoo with Pepsi symbol with him being in all of these promotions.

Can you get sued for using WD-40 in a movie? At what point do you own something. Too confusing.

LostinthePANIC655d ago

I can understand the artist's point of view and the ruling was more than fair:

"The jury determined that Alexander was entitled to $3,750 in damages. It also determined that since none of the game’s profits came as a direct result of her tattoos being included, she wasn’t entitled to any further compensation."

Rainbowcookie655d ago (Edited 655d ago )

That is nothing to be honest. It does make it harder for authentic Orton to be included in wrestling games in the future. She will probably try to to push for more. I wonder how the amount was worked out.

Bobertt655d ago (Edited 655d ago )

She won't get more because they ruled even though they included the tattoo in the game they didn't profit off it because no one bought the game just because of her tattoo. The $3750 is for using it without having the rights to it.

P_Bomb655d ago

Ridiculous. Especially if she spent more on legal fees.

andy85655d ago

Any decent tattoo artist wouldn't replicate a design anyway so why does it matter? It's his body 😂 this is a poor ruling because now it opens the can of worms of every famous person in games having to be edited or some tattooist will sue.

MrBaskerville655d ago (Edited 655d ago )

But could also result in companies having to pay artists for using their work, which is a good thing. It's unusual, but why should a tattoo have less worth than a painting, song or a logo?

Adrian_v01655d ago

Getting a tattoo is usually expensive. I'd argue the person paying for the tattoo to be made on his body is owner of all rights for said tattoo.

RauLeCreuset655d ago

"It's unusual, but why should a tattoo have less worth than a painting, song or a logo?"

It's not about having more or less worth. Rights don't exist in isolation and are balanced against other rights in a society. This is why death threats can get you locked up despite being a form of speech.

The decision here gives undue consideration to the artist's copyright, with the implication being that it should trump Orton's right to his own likeness*. The very act of tattooing someone inherently relinquishes control over how that particular copy of the art is displayed. Rather than recognize this, the decision goes against precedent to suggest receiving a tattoo effectively transfers the rights to one's image to the tattoo artist or copyright owner of the tattoo.

*I'm assuming Orton gave permission for his likeness to be used in the games. The article didn't state otherwise.

monkey602655d ago

Oh no! This leads us down a very bad path