Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki

Basketball Player

Dirk Werner Nowitzki is a German former professional basketball player who is a special advisor for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association.

Full Name
Jun 19, 1978
7′ 0″
Net Worth


Dirk Werner Nowitzki was born on June 19, 1978, in Wurzburg, Germany. His zodiac sign is Gemini and his ethnicity is German. Nowitzki grew up in his hometown with his parents Jorg and Helga and his older sister Silke. He started playing basketball at the young age of nine, and he was very passionate about the game from an early age.

Nowitzki attended Rontgen Gymnasium and played for the local DJK Wurzburg basketball team, where he received multiple awards, such as the German Youth Championship MVP award in 1996. In 1998, he was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks as the ninth overall pick in the N.B.A. draft, but he was immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks. 

In 1999–2000 season, Nowitzki became one of the best players in the league while also leading all rookies in scoring; he won both Rookie of the Year Award and Most Improved Player Award that year. He continued to improve year after year and became a dominant force in N.B.A., being named an All-Star 11 times between 2002–2012 and an All-NBA Team member 8 times between 2004–2013. 

In 2006, Nowitzki led Mavericks to their first ever NBA Finals appearance against Miami Heat; unfortunately they lost to them 4-2 series loss but Nowitzki had a great performance throughout the playoffs averaging 26 points per game for all 22 games of postseason run. 

In 2007–2008 season Nowitzki made a second consecutive trip to NBA Finals with Mavericks this time emerging victorious over LeBron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2 series victory winning him a Finals MVP award which he shared with teammate Jason Terry. 

Throughout his career Dirk Nowitzki has established himself as one of the greatest shooters of all time becoming only sixth player in N.B.A history to be named into 50-40-90 club (shooting 50% from field 40% from three point range and 90% from free throw line). On April 9th 2019 Dirk announced that 2018–2019 season would be his last season ending his 20 year Hall of Fame career with Dallas Mavericks being one of most beloved players not only for team itself but also for entire city of Dallas due to his loyalty towards Mavericks organization never wanting to leave it even when other teams were offering more money than what Mavs could offer him during free agency periods during his career..

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1978</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Dirk Nowitzki is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 19, 1978, Dirk Nowitzki was born in Würzburg, Germany.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Drafts by the Dallas Mavericks</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nowitzki was drafted 9th overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1998 NBA Draft.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named All-Star for First Time</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nowitzki was selected as an All-Star for the first time in his career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins MVP Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nowitzki was voted the NBA Most Valuable Player Award after leading the Mavericks to a 67–15 record.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leads Mavericks to NBA Championship</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nowitzki led the Mavericks to the 2011 NBA Championship, defeating the Miami Heat in six games.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named Finals MVP</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nowitzki was named Finals MVP after averaging 27 points and 8 rebounds during the series.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Retires After 21 Seasons</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nowitzki announced his retirement after playing 21 seasons with the Mavericks.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Loyalty</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dirk Nowitzki is the epitome of loyalty. He has spent his entire career with the Dallas Mavericks, never wavering in his commitment to the team or the city. He has brought a championship to Dallas and is beloved by the fans.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Versatility</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dirk Nowitzki is one of the most versatile players in NBA history. He can score from anywhere on the court, whether it's inside the paint or outside the three point line. He also has a great post game and can handle the ball like a guard.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Humility</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dirk Nowitzki is known for his humility and graciousness. Despite having achieved so much in his career, he remains humble and grateful for every opportunity he has been given. He is always willing to give back to the community and help out those in need.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First European to Win NBA MVP</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dirk Nowitzki was the first ever European player to be named NBA Most Valuable Player in 2007.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First German All-Star</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dirk Nowitzki was the first ever German to be selected as an All-Star in the NBA.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Led Mavericks to First Championship</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dirk Nowitzki led the Dallas Mavericks to their first ever NBA Championship in 2011, being named Finals MVP in the process.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Longest Tenure with a Single Team</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dirk Nowitzki has been with the Dallas Mavericks for 21 years and is the longest tenured player with a single team in NBA history.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> NBA's Sixth All-Time Scorer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dirk Nowitzki ranks sixth all time on the NBA's scoring list, with over 31,000 points scored in his career.</p></div>


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