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Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki Biography

Basketball Player


ABOUT
7-foot scoring machine who in 2011, led the Dallas Mavericks to an NBA Championship and became the first ever European-born player in league history to win the MVP Award.
BEFORE FAME
After being called a freak because of being so tall, he gave up handball and tennis to focus on basketball.

FAMILY LIFE
He grew up in Wurzburg with his sister, Silke, and his parents, Jorg and Helen. He married Jessica Olsson in 2012.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He became the golden boy for Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
TRIVIA
He was named to 11 consecutive All-Star games between 2002 and 2012 and 4 All-NBA First Teams from 2005 to 2009.

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