View Full Version : Olympics cause Dirk to bawl

Sports Illustrator
07-21-2008, 01:01 PM
Dirk Nowitzki did not do any interviews immediately after propelling Germany to its first Olympic berth since 1992. He couldn't. The Dallas Mavericks' best player was in the locker room in Greece bawling Sunday, like a baby or newlywed or player who has finally delivered on a promise to his country, his coach and himself. He had been thinking of this moment long before he dreamed of MVPs and NBA championships. Anybody who even kind of knows The Big German is giddy for him, with the possible exception of Mavs owner Mark Cuban, who is certainly no fan of NBA players in the Olympics. And even he is happy for Dirk. "My issues on the Olympics are not with Dirk or the players," Cuban said via e-mail Sunday. "I'm thrilled for Dirk. It's a dream of his, and there is nothing that could make me happier for him."

From Fort Worth Star-Telegram (http://www.star-telegram.com/287/story/771622.html)

07-21-2008, 01:47 PM
Happy for Dirk!!! Hopp Deutschland!!! Please don't get hurt!! :)

07-22-2008, 03:25 AM
Good for Dirk

07-22-2008, 03:27 AM
real happy for Dirk, I remember him saying that winning a gold in the Olypics would be an equivalent to winning a championship so you can get an idea of how much this means to him.

Lone Maverick
07-22-2008, 10:33 AM
Yeah big ups to him on the Olympic birth, I can only hope that he stays healthy and is a beast yet again this upcoming NBA season.