|Date of Birth||19 June 1978 , Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany|
|Birth Name||Dirk Werner Nowitzki|
The German Wunderkind
|Height||7' (2.13 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Dirk Werner Nowitzki (born June 19, 1978) is a German professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). An alumnus of Röntgen Gymnasium and DJK Würzburg basketball club, Nowitzki 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. Standing 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m), Nowitzki plays the power forward position but also has the athleticism and shooting ability to play the other frontcourt positions, center and small forward.
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 an 11-time All-Star and 12-time member of the All-NBA Teams, and the first European-born player in NBA history to receive the NBA Most Valuable Player Award.
|Jessica Olsson||(20 July 2012 - present) (1 child)|
Was MVP in both tournaments.