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Dirk Nowitski: Dallas Maverick is Working Hard and Achieving

Published by on April 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Born in Würzburg, Germany, Dirk Werner Nowitzki comes from an athletic family: his mother Helga was a professional basketball player and his father Jörg-Werner was a handball player who represented Germany at the highest international level.[4] His older sister Silke, a local champion in track and field, also became a basketball player and now works for the NBA in International TV.[3][5] Dirk was a very tall child; most of the time he dwarfed his peers by a foot or more.[4] He initially played handball and tennis, but soon grew tired of being called a "freak" for his height and eventually turned to basketball.[6] After joining the local DJK Würzburg, the 15-year-old attracted the attention of former German international baske...

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