Know About Dirk Nowitzki; Net Worth, Age, Wife, Stats, Kids, Salary

Published Date: 27 Feb, 2019 Updated date: 27 Feb, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Few NBA players remain exceptionally resilient in the playing court, and one of them is Dirk Nowitzki. The ageless NBA wonder still carries his team to consistency even at the age of 40.

Former German Player, Dirk Werner Nowitzki plays for NBA team, Dallas Mavericks. With over two decades of playing with Mavericks in jersey number 41, Dirk won the 2012 and 2014 Naismith Legacy Award and Magic Johnson Award.

Dirk Nowitzki Bio & Family

The NBA player was born on 19 June 1978 in Würzburg, West Germany from his parents, Jörg-Werner Nowitzki and Helga Nowitzki. His father, Jörg-Werner is a former professional handball player while his mother, Helga used to play professional Basketball. Similarly, his elder sister, Silke Nowitzki early career start was of track athlete now is a TV reporter for NBA International television.

The tall German stands at the height of 7 feet (2.13 m) and weighs around 111 kgs.

Career & Net Worth

The 40-year-old is still increasing his net worth of $140 million playing Basketball since 1998. At a very young age of 16, he played for German League team, DJK Würzburg squad between 1994 to 1998. Later, his professional Basketball career leaped when the Dallas Mavericks signed him in the 1998 NBA draft.

Some of his impressive stats playing for Mavericks includes 150 three-pointers and 100 blocks during the 2001 regular season. Not only that, his other impressive stats was making 205 free-throws in 2006. Apart from his enchanting career at club levels, Dirk played for German National team from 1997 until his retirement in early 2016.

Talking about his salary, Dirk penned a two-year contract with Mavericks in 2017 worth $10 million. The deal is said to be a discounted salary he has ever received. Dirk always remains loyal to his team, and his actual career earnings are $252 million by the end of 2018/19 season, $194 million less to his estimated revenues of $446 million.

Most recently, Dirk was honored in Mavericks recent games against the Los Angeles Clippers. The player was left a bit emotional when Clipper’s head coach, Doc Rivers calls timeout at the end of the game to praise Dirk’s excellent playing career.

Dirk Nowitzki gets praise from Doc Rivers at Staples Center on 26 February 2019 (Video: Twiiter)

However, the Mavericks lost the game against the Clippers by 112-121. Similarly, the giant of a player has not officially confirmed anything about his retirement from the league games.

Dirk’s Wife Of Mixed Descent; Shares Three Kids

Speaking of his personal life, Dirk relishes blissful matrimony with his Swedish-Kenyan wife, Jessica Olsson. The lovely duo exchanged wedding vows on 20 July 2012 in a Kenyan traditional wedding at Dirk’s residence in Dallas. Before that, they were briefly dating each other since 2010.

Dirk and Jessica’s wedding on 20 July 2012 (Picture: Pinterest)

The couple shares three kids; a daughter Malaika, born in July 2013 with two sons, Max in March 2015 and Morris in November 2016.

Other than his relationship with Jessica, Dirk began dating a female basketball player, Sybille Gerer from 1992. However, they ended their decade-old relationship citing severe commitment issues.

Some Interesting Facts About Dirk Nowitzki

  • Dirk is still considered one of the power forwards in the history of Basketball games.
  • The player is the recipient of the 2011 German Sports Personality of the Year and the Naismith Legacy Award in 2012.
  • He is among the three players in the history of NBA with at least 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists, 1,000 steals, and 1,000 blocks.
  • He was the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2007 and the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in 2011.
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