Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Dirk Nowitzki earns hero’s welcome in hometown of Wurzburg, Germany
Unless you know German, details are hard to come by.
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, who was named the NBA Finals MVP when the Mavericks took down the Miami Heat in six games, returned to his hometown of Wurzburg, Germany Tuesday and was greeted with a reception worthy of a champion.
The AP story is woefully short on details as the reporter seemed to skip town before the main festivities of the day took place. If you're fluent in German, you can enjoy this account from Wurzburg's Main Post. It states that "11000 Menschen beeindrucken Dirk Nowitzki zutiefst," which translates (loosely) to "11,000 people impress Dirk Nowitzki deeply."
Well, who wouldn't be impressed by 11,000 people gathering just for you? These pictures will give you a little better feel for the festivities, which featured Dirk high above the crowd on a balcony like an emperor, a variety of musical acts, and Dirk sweating like he's trying to beat the Heat again. Watch this video if you've ever wanted to know what it would be like to watch Dirk in a parade with the Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps" inexplicably playing in the background.