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Dirk Nowitzki to Rep Germany in EuroBasket

By Annie Potasznik
|  Friday, Jul 22, 2011  |  Updated 11:21 PM CDT
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April 18, 2010: Dirk in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center.

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Dirk Nowitzki will try to win another World Championship, only this one is for his country.

Fresh off winning an NBA title with the Dallas Mavericks, Dirk has committed to the German national team for the European Championship this August in Lithuania.

The Dallas Mavericks forward said he really didn't get a break after the NBA Finals, but that he wants to help the young German team at the Euro Championship.

"Now I'll do everything I can to get myself in shape, and I'm looking forward to this event with the guys,” said Nowitzki in a statement from the German Basketball Association's (DBB) website.

Nowitzki led the Mavericks to the NBA championship over the Miami Heat and was named the series MVP. The European Championship is Aug. 31-Sept. 18 in Lithuania. The two finalists qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London. Germany is in a group with France, Italy, Serbia, Latvia and Israel.
 

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