During his appearance on The Old Man and The Three podcast with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter, a former NBA point guard JJ Barea, who last played for the Dallas Mavericks, tells hosts about Dirk Nowitzki in the 2011 NBA Finals against LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and the Miami Heat.

Barea has played 14 seasons for the Mavericks and Timberwolves. His career averages are 8.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 3.9 assists in 831 regular-season games.

On August 19, 2019, Barea was re-signed by Dallas. He played in 29 games that season, averaging 15.5 minutes per game. Puerto Rico star re-signed for another year on December 1, 2020. Nine days later, he was waived.