If you're a Dallas local, you know a Dallas Maverick's basketball game is LOUD and involves a cacophony of sounds! My favorite sound is when the arena announcer uses his comical brief voice to chirp, 'DIRK!' when our beloved Mavericks player, Dirk Nowitzki lofts in one of his famous fade away jump shots during a critical moment! It's almost like the announcer is typing morse code with his phrasing; he says Dirk's name with such brevity and pop that no matter if you're court side, nosebleed or in the bathroom, everyone knows the big man scored!
Are you ready for this? The 7 foot German born giant and NBA star initially played handball AND tennis! Of course with our love of tennis, and corporate locale in the north Dallas area, this draws us to nearer to this hometown star!
LOVE 15. LOVE 30. LOVE 41!
Don't worry tennis aficionado's we DIDN'T mistype the '41' above! That's Dirks' jersey number for the Dallas Maverick's BUT it's also the tagline for:
The Dirk Nowitzki Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic
This tennis event is part of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and benefits the children's charities of his foundation.
This September marks the events FIRST YEAR and this is what you need to know if you're local, or visiting and want to get your tennis sweat on!
- Sept 17 (Saturday)- reception/dinner hosted by Dirk and his wife at the Nasher Center.
- Sept 18 (Sunday)- roundrobin Pro-Am Classic takes place at SMU Tennis Center (5555 N. Central Expressway, Dallas)
- It appears tickets are available on-line via various ticket outlets and/or we believe they will sold at the gate
What do the MAVS, Dirk and Wristpect Sport have in common? SWEAT!
Go MAVS! Go Dirk and Love,
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Take a look at Dirk in this video!