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Dirk Nowitzki Biography

Dirk Werner Nowitzki is a German professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. He is a product of RöntgenGymnasium and DJK Würzburg basketball club. After a considerable time with the latter club, he 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. 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 the first Maverick ever to be voted into an All-NBA Team and also holds several all-time Mavericks franchise records. He is an 11-time All-Star and 12-time member of the All-NBA Teams. He is the first European-born player to receive the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Nowitzki is the only player in NBA history to get 100 blocks and 150 3-pointers in a single season. led the German national basketball team to a bronze medal in the 2002 FIBA World Championship and the silver medal in EuroBasket 2005. In addition to being the leading scorer, he was elected Most Valuable Player in both tournaments. He was named theEuroscar European Basketball Player of the Year by Gazzetta dello Sport for five years in a row from 2002 to 2006 and again in 2011. He was named Eurobasket's All-Europeans Player of the Year from 2005 to 2008, and again in 2011. Nowitzki was also named 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 twice in 2005 and 2011. On December 18, 2011, he was named the 2011 German Sports personality of the Year for the first time in his profile. In 2012, he became the first non-American player to win the Naismith Legacy Award.  

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Top 10 international players to have played in the NBA
Top 10 international players to have played in the NBA
We look back at some of the great international players who have played in the league. Who comes out on top?
6 Other 90's players who could also have their jersey retired
6 Other 90's players who could also have their jersey retired
With the recent news of Kobe Bryant's jersey retirement out, we take a look at other 90's greats who could receive the same honor.
Basketball star Dirk Nowitzki is a Rafael Nadal fan
Basketball star Dirk Nowitzki is a Rafael Nadal fan
Dirk Nowitzki has stated that he regards Rafael Nadal to be his favorite tennis player.
5 reasons why super teams ruin the integrity of the NBA
5 reasons why super teams ruin the integrity of the NBA
The Cavs and the Warriors are just two of the "super teams" in the NBA at the moment.
12 reasons Tim Duncan can be considered as the greatest basketball player of all time
12 reasons Tim Duncan can be considered as the greatest basketball player of all time
An in-depth analysis culminating in five questions for you to answer to decide who is the greatest basketball player of all time.
Dallas Mavericks won the 2016 free agency under the radar
Dallas Mavericks won the 2016 free agency under the radar
The Dallas Mavericks could be poised to make some noise in the postseason with their recent acquisitions.
5 NBA Hall of Fame legends who might retire before the next season
5 NBA Hall of Fame legends who might retire before the next season
We may have seen the last of these 5 legends without a grand farewell tour like Bryant's.
Dirk Nowitzki and Sebastian Vettel headline football match in tribute to Michael Schumacher
Dirk Nowitzki and Sebastian Vettel headline football match in tribute to Michael Schumacher
All proceedings from the match will be donated to two charities of the Schumacher family's choosing.
NBA Playoffs: Takeaways for the eliminated teams (Western Conference Edition)
NBA Playoffs: Takeaways for the eliminated teams (Western Conference Edition)
Takeaways for the teams eliminated in the first round of the Western Conference.
2016 NBA Playoffs: Thunder advance to face Spurs, Hornets and Blazers tie series in Game 4
2016 NBA Playoffs: Thunder advance to face Spurs, Hornets and Blazers tie series in Game 4
Key players for the Los Angeles Clippers suffered injuries.
2016 NBA Playoffs: Warriors win Game 2 without Stephen Curry, Mavericks upset Thunder to level series
2016 NBA Playoffs: Warriors win Game 2 without Stephen Curry, Mavericks upset Thunder to level series
Another one of those fourth quarter collapses for OKC.
2016 NBA Playoffs: Pacers steal home court in Game 1 at Toronto, Thunder defeat Mavericks by 38 points
2016 NBA Playoffs: Pacers steal home court in Game 1 at Toronto, Thunder defeat Mavericks by 38 points
Golden State comfortably won their contest against the Houston Rockets
NBA Monday recap: Mavericks seal playoff spot, Cavaliers clinch No.1 seed in the East
NBA Monday recap: Mavericks seal playoff spot, Cavaliers clinch No.1 seed in the East
Dirk Nowitzki is back in the Playoffs. LeBron James has a huge game.
NBA: Who will finish 5th to 8th seeds in the Western Conference?
NBA: Who will finish 5th to 8th seeds in the Western Conference?
Teams who are going to spend the final games fighting for a playoff spot and the right to miss out on playing the two juggernauts at the top
NBA Sunday recap: Nowitzki stars in Dallas's win; Kings inflict third loss on the Knicks
NBA Sunday recap: Nowitzki stars in Dallas's win; Kings inflict third loss on the Knicks
A look at the Sunday round of matches in the NBA.
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