Dirk Nowitzki Speaker Profile
All-Star Forward for the Dallas Mavericks
Dirk Nowitzki Biography
Dirk Nowitzki was born June 19, 1978 and is a German professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). An alumnus of RÃ¶ntgen Gymnasium and DJK WÃ¼rzburg 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 mobility, size, and shooting ability to play the other frontcourt positions, center and small forward.
Nowitzki has led the Mavericks to eleven consecutive NBA Playoffs (2000-01 to 2010-11), including an NBA Finals appearance in 2006 and the franchise's first championship in 2011, making him one of only five players in NBA history to win the championship while being the only NBA All-Star on the team. He is a ten-time All-Star and eleven-time member of the All-NBA Teams, and is 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. Only Nowitzki and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have managed four consecutive 30-point 15-rebound games in the playoffs. Additionally, Nowitzki is the only player in NBA history to get over 100 blocks and 150 three-pointers in a single season.
Nowitzki led the German national basketball team to a bronze medal in the 2002 FIBA World Championship and the silver medal in EuroBasket 2005, and was leading scorer and elected Most Valuable Player in both tournaments. Nowitzki has been a seven-time European Player of the Year, being named the Euroscar European Basketball Player of the Year by the Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport for five years in a row, the Mister Europa European Player of the Year by the Italian sports magazine Superbasket in 2005, and the FIBA Europe Basketball Player of the Year the same year.
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Recent Dirk Nowitzki Blogs
Posted on 25 May 2014 | 11:50 pm
Come join Dirk Nowitzki and other Dallas celebrities on June 21st at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, TX for the 3rd annual Dirk Nowitzki Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game. Proceeds will go to the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation, which brings sports training and competition to children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. Two baseball teams, each...[Read More]
Posted on 2 April 2014 | 2:06 pm
Conan O'Brien relocated his late-night talk show to Dallas for the week in a Turner promotion for the NCAA Final Four. So naturally, it was only fitting for him to interview the town's top hoop star, Dirk Nowitzki. During the interview Conan tried to convince Dirk that after just a few days in Texas, he was now an expert on all things Lone Star state. Throughout the interview Conan...[Read More]
Posted on 24 May 2013 | 2:14 pm
Dirk Nowitzki remains on the top of the his game even after he is no longer in the playoffs as he was recently the featured player in the NBA Finals commercial. The commercial, entitled “Forever Dirk,” focuses on re-living Dirk drilling one of his signature fadeaways in Game 6 of the 2011 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. The shot put the Mavs up by 10 en route to a 105-95 win...[Read More]
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