[Update: ticket prices have been reduced to $41 for adults and youth, and Mark Cuban will match the proceeds up to $2 million to benefit families and children affected by Hurricane Harvey. Newly announced participants include Mike Modano, Tommy Haas, and Donald Young.]
Dirk Nowitzki says he’s always been a huge tennis fan, and his dream was to host a tennis event. Last year he held the first ever Dirk Nowitzki Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic at the SMU Tennis Center. “We didn’t know how the turnout was going go be, but we really had a blast,” Dirk says. “And thanks to all of the sponsors, we raised a lot of money for the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation. So we thought we’d do it again.”
This year’s event will be on Saturday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ben Stiller, who competed last year in the round-robin competition, is out, but Owen Wilson is in — along with Andy Roddick, Mark Knowles, and fellow Mav J.J. Barea. Tickets are $41 for children and youth (free for children 3 and under), and proceeds benefit the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation.
I took the opportunity to talk to the power forward about his thoughts on Pharrell’s knee socks, J.J.’s on-court sex appeal, and retirement.Read More