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DALLAS - John McCaa's choice for Texan of the Year wasn't born in Texas. He wasn't even born in America.

But Dirk Nowitzki was responsible for arguably the best sports and public event in North Texas in quite some time, and his behavior on and off the court is exemplary of what people want in their sports heroes.

That makes Dirk a slam dunk for Texan of the Year.

E-mail jmccaa@wfaa.com

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