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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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- 445 days ago
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SINGS HASSELHOFF CLASSIC ... On German TV

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- 653 days ago
Dirk Nowitzki -- U.S. vs. Germany ... Everybody Wins!

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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 >

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

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

Dirk Nowitzki
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- 1285 days ago
Dirk Nowitzki DETHRONES LeBron in Cleveland Beef

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- 1846 days ago
Dallas Mavs -- Partying Where Bron's Mom Was Busted

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- 1846 days ago

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