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Dirk Nowitzki

EPIC SHOWDOWN

at Children's Hospital

12/25/2012 11:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



Will Kolassa.

That name is going to haunt Dirk Nowitzki for years ... 'cause he DOMINATED the NBA superstar when a game of 1-on-1 broke out at a Children's Hospital in Dallas.

It all went down at Children's Medical Center in Dallas last week, where Dirk was handing out gifts to some of the kids.

And that's when it happened ... Dirk (7-footish) challenged Will (4-footish) to some mini-basketball ... and IT WAS ON!!!

Will set the pace early ... dropping a rainbow right over Dirk's head.

Sure, Dirk somehow managed to pull off a dunk ... and he chalked up a pretty nasty rejection ... but in the end, it was all Will.

The kid started off the day as a hardcore Bulls fan ... but now says he'll also root for Dirk.

We're guessing a lot of people are gonna feel that way after watching the clip.

H/T to SportsGrid.

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1.

Canada Guy    

You gotta love the Dirk!
A real cool guy who you can tell actually wanted to be there doing his thing, and not just there because of a contract clause. We could use more pro athletes like him.

617 days ago
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Emma     

That is. so cute.

617 days ago
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Cassiel    

Please Enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36uOFxd59hA

All the Greatest to Everyone!

617 days ago
4.

Lee    

You are a shining example of humanity, Dirk. God bless.

617 days ago
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Throwback kid    

You are a good man Dirk, God bless you, you made Christmas better you this little boy, I hope he gets well soon. Do you think the Kardashians would spend their Christmas Holiday in a hospital visiting sick children? Of course not, they have another catered party to throw for themselves. Merry Christmas to all

617 days ago
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Annette Williams    

Dirk is the most generous person & has the biggest heart!! We love him here in the Big D :)

617 days ago
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Unconscience    

My experiences with sick kids, some with death sentences (terminal illnesses), some with life sentences (autoimmune deficiencies, etc) and their positive attitudes and outlook on their lives, never feeling sorry for themselves, making jokes while the grown-ups around them are falling to pieces, sometimes humbled me to my very core. this kid, will, is something special.

merry xmas will, will's mom, and dirk...

617 days ago
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Lasha    

What a sweetheart. Now pass me my wine to swallow this ENORMOUS lump in my throat
:)

617 days ago
9.

UNLV1990    

Thank you Dirk, I wish more stars would do this for the kids.

617 days ago
10.

Just_Me    

He's a great guy and role model.... wonder where his lovely new black wife is?

617 days ago
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Mandy    

I absolutely LOVE DIrk! I don't care if the Mavs are having a rough season so far, when I saw him step on that court the other night... I was EXCITED! He's a great example of how celebrities and athletes should lead their lives. Humble, generous and kind hearted!

617 days ago
12.

LISA    

Merry Christmas everyone!


I love this clip! What an amazing act of kindness and compassion. You could see both guys (and mom) were loving the experience. The world needs more people like Dirk Nowitzk.

617 days ago
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C-rad    

Awesome bro! This is what being a role model is all about.

617 days ago
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Hot Chocolate    

That's awesome! A small honest thing like that will definitely be in that childs heart for his whole life.

Thats a gifted child. A little inspirations does wonders for health and recovery.

616 days ago
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tamara    

Love it! What a cool guy :)

616 days ago
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