Okay, so Dirk Nowitzki didn't throw a direct shot at LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. But he definitely acknowledged that the NBA needs villains like Bron-Bron and D-Wade in order to be successful during a recent interview with German magazine Spiegel Online International. "American basketball needs players like James and Wade," he said, "but the NBA also needs down-to-earth people like me. We players are all part of a show, and it only works in the long term if there is variety, when there is something there for everybody."

In other words, Tony Montana was right. Say hello to the bad guys! We need people like them. [via The Dallas Morning News]