JockBio Vital Stats
  • Dallas Mavericks • Forward • #41
  • Height: 7' 0 "
• Weight: 245 • Born: 6/19/78
  • Dirk was named German Basketballer of the Year in 1998 at the age of 20.
  • Dirk was the NBA’s fourth German player. He followed Uwe Blab, Christian Welp and Detlef Schrempf.
  • In 2000–01, Dirk became the second player in history to reach triple-figures in 3-pointers and blocked shots in the same season. Robert Horry was the first to do so.
  • At the 2000 NBA All-Star Game, Dirk became the tallest player ever to participate in the 3-Point Shootout. He made 15 in a row in the first round but ended up second overall to Jeff Hornacek.
  • Dirk was the first Maverick ever voted to the end-of-season All-NBA squad. He was honored for the first time on the Third Team in 2001.
  • In 2002, Dirk was named MVP of the FIBA World Championship of Basketball. He led Germany to the bronze medal. 
  • Dirk had his first NBA triple-double in 2008 game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Dirk became Dallas’s all-time leading scorer in 2008. He surpassed Rolando Blackman.
  • In 2009, Dirk was named First Team All-NBA for the fourth time.
  • Dirk reached the 20,000-point plateau in 2010.
  • Dirk played in his 10th consecutive All-Star Game in 2011.
  • After winning the NBA Championship in 2011, Dirk led Dallas fans in a memorable off-key rendition of "We Are The Champions."
  • Dirk’s sister Silke is now his business manager.



Detlef Schrempf,
1992-93 Upper Deck


Rolando Blackman,
1993 Archives

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