Dirk Nowitzki facts for kids
Nowitzki in 2019
|Born||June 19, 1978
Würzburg, West Germany
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|NBA Draft||1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||31,560 (20.7 ppg)|
|Rebounds||11,489 (7.5 rpg)|
|Assists||3,651 (2.4 apg)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Dirk Werner Nowitzki (born June 19, 1978 in Würzburg, Germany; pronounced durk VER-ner nah-VIT-skee) is a former German basketball player. He played for the Dallas Mavericks in the United States' National Basketball Association's (NBA).
He is a 12-time NBA All Star. Nowitkzi won the 2006-07 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award. The Mavericks, led by Nowitzki, defeated the Miami Heat 4-2 in the 2011 NBA Finals. In addition to performing very well in general in the Finals, his 101-degree fever in Game 4 didn't stop him from scoring the winning basket to tie the series 2-2. This amazing feat is a lot like when Michael Jordan played well despite the flu in the 1997 Finals against the Utah Jazz. Dirk's jersey number is 41.
Images for kids
Nowitzki shooting a free-throw against the Charlotte Bobcats on November 11, 2005
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