As if he didn’t before, Dirk Nowitzki now owns Wuerzburg, Germany. (Ralph Orlowski / BONGARTS / GETTY IMAGES)

Dirk Nowitzki went home Tuesday to Germany, where he was greeted as a really big deal after leading the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA title.

He was greeted at the airport by “MVP” chants and beers (duh) and addressed a throng estimated at about 15,000 from a Residentzplatz balcony. Wisely, the Germans appear to have prevented Nowitzki from singing “We Are the Champions.” Good move.


COngrats to DIrty DIrk on an amazing parade back home ! But the rolled up sleeves dirk...less than a minute ago via Facebook Favorite Retweet ReplyMark Cuban