Happy Birthday, Dirk Nowitzki

Ben Rogers from the recently returned Ben & Skin Show tweeted this morning that today should be a local holiday. Totally agree. But since you are stuck at work, here is the oral history I wrote in 2009 about Dirk’s first decade in Dallas (with appearances by Steve Nash, Charles Barkley, Jason Kidd, and a gang of others), here is a mis-formatted, hard-to-read version of what I wrote about him after the Mavs won the title in 2011, here is a photo of him in traditional African dress, here’s that insane beard he grew, and here is the best picture ever in the history of ever.



  • Carol B

    Love me some Dirk Nowitzki!!! Happy Birthday Dirk!! MFFL!

  • Marcus

    Today is a holiday you grand dragon.

    • Zac Crain

      No white person loves and appreciates Juneteenth more than I, sir.

      Also, what’s so wrong with DOUBLE HOLIDAYS.

  • Columbiasooner
  • Marcus

    You really telling a white guy named Marcus that you appreciate Juneteenth more than I?

    Come. On.

  • Harvey Lacey

    Zac, one of the people I follow on twitter is Chuck Todd. He mentioned in a tweet being speechless in an elevator with Dirk. I thought of you of course. Would have forwarded it to you for a grin but can’t do that yet.

  • Zac Crain

    Haha, ok, point taken. But I hope we can agree that I am a close second.

  • Jessica

    Love this. All of it.