Dirk Nowitzki - Quotes

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Off the floor, I'm really laid back: like, nothing really fazes me too much. But on the floor, I do get emotional and a little carried away. However, I started playing when I was 13 to have fun with my teammates, and that never stopped. I enjoy traveling and having fun in the locker room with the guys. Life is too short to be miserable. ---->>>

I always wanted to be a basketball player. Nothing more, nothing less. ---->>>

I want to raise a family and have a couple of small Dirks running around. But it will not be easy to win my heart. ---->>>

Growing up, my idols were Lucky Luke and Jolly Jumper. And Scottie Pippen. ---->>>

Money isn't something I play for. I want to compete. I want to win.

Money isn't something I play for. I want to compete. I want to win.

I never looked at basketball as work. I always enjoyed it as my hobby. I loved it. Once that love is gone, and I'm tired of working out every day and doing all the stuff to get me ready for games, and I'm tired of lifting and conditioning and doing all that other stuff around it, and I'd rather stay in bed, then it's time to go. ---->>>

I may not be the most physically tough player, but I think mentally I'm right up there. ---->>>

My dad never really played basketball, but now he's my biggest critic. I come home, and he says: 'Why didn't you shoot there? Why didn't you drive?' ---->>>

I don't think the Whataburger would dunk on the In-N-Out Burger, but I never really liked Whataburger or all the other burgers. McDonald's is decent, I guess, but no, the In-N-Out Burger kills them all. ---->>>

I think I can always shoot 3s. I think I can shoot 3s when I'm 60. ---->>>

I'm not big on material things, but I like my cars. They are German-made and custom-made. ---->>>

When I think about my MVP season, I will also think about the loss to Golden State. But winning the award as Most Valuable Player of the NBA is just a huge honor. I didn't really realize how big it was until Mark Cuban had tears in his eyes at the award ceremony. ---->>>

I played all kinds of sports when I was young: tennis, handball, basketball, some soccer. I focused on basketball when I was 16 or 17 and then came to the U.S. when I was 20. ---->>>

I try to stay away, but In-N-Out, you just can't compare it. It's the best. It's the best. It's healthy fast food; they do their own meat and their own salad. ---->>>

I started to play the guitar for a couple of years, which was fun. I still bring it out once in a while, could bust out a couple of songs, but I'm not very good at it. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: German
Born: 06-19, 1978
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Occupation: Athlete
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Dirk Werner Nowitzki (German pronunciation: [ˈdɪʁk ˈvɛʁnɐ noˈvɪtski]) (born June 19, 1978) is a German professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). An alumnus of Röntgen Gymnasium and the DJK Würzburg basketball club, Nowitzki was chosen as the ninth pick in the 1998 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and immediately traded to the Mavericks, where he has played since (wikipedia)