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Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Werner Nowitzki (German pronunciation: [ˈdɪʁk ˈvɛʁnɐ noˈvɪtski]) (born June 19, 1978) is a German professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). An alumnus of Röntgen Gymnasium and DJK Würzburg basketball club, Nowitzki was drafted ninth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1998 NBA Draft, and was immediately traded to the Mavericks, where he has played ever since. Standing 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m), Nowitzki plays the power forward position but also has the athleticism and shooting ability to play the other frontcourt positions, center and small forward. Nowitzki has led the Mavericks to 12 consecutive NBA Playoffs (2001–2012), including an NBA Finals appearance in 2006 and the franchise's first championship in 2011. He is an 11-time All-Star and 12-time member of the All-NBA Teams, and the first European-born player in NBA history to receive the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. He is the first Maverick ever to be voted into an All-NBA Team and also holds several all-time Mavericks franchise records. Only Nowitzki and three other players have ever averaged more than 25 points and 10 rebounds in the NBA playoffs, and

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Dirk Nowitzki -- U.S. vs. Germany ... Everybody Wins!

Dirk Nowitzki
U.S. vs. Germany ... Everybody Wins!

They say a tie is like kissing your sister -- so how do you describe Thursday's U.S. World Cup match where they lost ... but still advanced to the next round?NBA star Dirk Nowitzki called the… READ MORE >

Steve Nash vs. Dirk Nowitzki -- International Soccer Smackdown in NYC!!!

Steve Nash Vs Dirk Nowitzki
International Soccer Smackdown in NYC!!!

It was Canada vs. Germany in NYC Wednesday as NBA stars Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki had the only international footie war happening outside of Brazil this week ... and TMZ Sports has the… READ MORE >

- 83 days ago
Dirk Nowitzki -- EPIC SHOWDOWN at Children's Hospital

Dirk Nowitzki
EPIC SHOWDOWN at Children's Hospital

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… READ MORE >

- 631 days ago
Dirk Nowitzki DETHRONES LeBron in Cleveland Beef

Dirk Nowitzki DETHRONES LeBron in Cleveland Beef

Talk about adding insult to injury -- a day after LeBron James' dreams were dashed to pieces, one of the biggest delis in Cleveland renamed its famous "King" sandwich ... after Mavs star Dirk… READ MORE >

- 1192 days ago
Dallas Mavs -- Partying Where Bron's Mom Was Busted

Dallas Mavs
Partying Where Bron's Mom Was Busted

The Dallas Mavericks continued to stick it to the Miami Heat last night even AFTER they won the NBA Championship... partying at the same place LeBron's mom got arrested back in April. NBA Finals… READ MORE >

- 1193 days ago
Dirk Nowitzki's Fever -- Too SICK for NBA Finals!!

Dirk Nowitzki's Fever -- Too SICK for NBA Finals!!

Dirk Nowitzki's fever better break before Game 5 of the NBA Finals ... 'cause other players might get sick. (Waaugh!) Think that's ludicrous? Well, it's not ... in Commissioner Levin's hoops… READ MORE >

- 1197 days ago
Dirk Nowitzki Ties One On after Playoff Loss

Dirk Nowitzki Ties One On after Playoff Loss

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki knows how to lose the bitter taste of defeat -- simply knock back a bottle of tequila two days after getting knocked out of the NBA playoffs.Dirk stuck out like… READ MORE >

- 1595 days ago

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