words // Brandon Richard
After a sub-par shooting night in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, including a scoreless fourth quarter in a 2-point loss, Dirk Nowitzki made it a point to let the usually clutch sharpshooter know that the team needed more from him. How would he respond? Try averaging 22 points on 59% shooting in the final three games of the series. In fact, his 27 points in the deciding Game 6 led all scorers, including teammate and Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki. Due to Terry's timely response to Dirk's "call out" after Game 3, the Mavericks can call themselves NBA Champions and he won't have to remove that Larry O'Brien tattoo from his bicep.
To raise money for his Jason Terry Foundation, which helps others obtain dreams through education, self-empowerment, and community involvement, Terry is auctioning off the Reebok Zig Slash Player Exclusive he wore for his historic Game 6 performance. The shoe features a navy blue patent leather base with lighter blue and silver accenting. Bidding started at $100.00 and the auction will close on June 26th. Head over to the official auction page over at Bidding For Good for more details. Note that the pictured shoe is a placeholder for the actual game-worn pair that the winner will receive.
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