Dirk took the Mavs to the NBA Finals in 2006, don't know what sport you've been watching. They were up 2-0 on the Heat before David Stern and the refs stepped in. Dwane Wade shot more free throws that series than the entire Mavs team combined. That series is still controversial.
This is also why people call Dirk a choker when in reality he's one of the best playoff performers of all time. Only 4 players to ever average 25 pts 10 rebounds in the playoffs are Hakeem, Elgin Baylor, Bob Pettit and Dirk.
And Whiteflash, I don't know how you can still defend Kobe after they got swept. Even Colin Cowherd, biggest Lakers homer of all time, is jumping ship. He says Kobe is no longer capable of dominating games and leading a team. Bill Plaschke, 2nd biggest Lakers homer of all time, said something similar. We'll see how he performs next season, a lot of this might be overreaction. But either way Dirk proved he is currently the better player.