Dirk Nowitzki

By:Audrey Roof

Everybody has a dream, but not everybody can make their dream come true. There is one person that was able to do that Dirk Nowitzki. Dirk Nowitzki grew up in a forgein country and later on he became a successful NBA basketball player who continues inspires children to work hard everyday.
Dirk was born in Wurzburg, Germany, June 19, 1978. Dirk also has a sister named Silke. Dirk's mother and father were both professional athletes. Dirk's father was a professional handball player. Like her son,Dirks mother was a professional basketball player.His sister Silke is also a professional basketball player.
Dirk started playing basketball at a young age. When he got older he started playing with Wurzburg DJK in Bundesliga. While he was playing for them Dirk impressed the NBA. Next the NBA drafted him. He was picked 9th in the 1998 NBA draft. Then with a arranged trade Dirk was sent to Dallas, to play with the Dallas Mavericks.
What is Dirk's life like off the court? Dirk if you did not know, has his own foundation. The cause of his foundation is to provide health and education to children around the world. It is a public foundation, so anybody who wants to can donate to his foundation. Also in his free time he will give autographs and occasionally make appearances in places. Dirk loves kids and loves helping them have a great life. "Helping kids is one of the best things i get to do as a professional athlete, and its a privilege to be part of those events." Dirk Nowitzki said these words himself. Dirk loves helping kids just to see a smile on their face.
Dirk Nowitzki has had many challenges in his life, while playing basketball. Not only getting injured but others things too. Dirk now has two kids, Malika, and baby brother Max. It is very hard to have two kids and be a professional athlete. Another issue is his age, it is hard to play basketball at age thirty seven. Dirk has many challenges but he is able to overcome these challenges and play basketball.
Dirk Nowitzki is a great person and kids look up to him everyday. He has achieved his dream to become a professional athlete, and help kids all over the world. Dirk's memorable three point shot is a legend and he will always and forever be remembered.
Dirk Nowitzki pre-game shooting / signing autographs @ ES Arena


the video above is of Dirk Nowitzki shooting before one of his games.