Dirk Nowitzki deserves plenty of praise for his charitable actions. This past weekend, the NBA star held a match to raise funds for charity with Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer and a host of other players. Nowitzki also deserves endless ridicule.
During the match, Nowitzki committed one of the most outrageous dives in recent memory. With the defender slide tackling a good two feet away from him, the 7-footer still quite deliberately took a tumble and hit the ground. Even worse, he was awarded a penalty!
At the end of the day, it’s all in good fun. Manuel Neuer’s squad defeated Dirk Nowitzki and friends 8-7 with all the money raised going to locally deprived children around Wuerzburg.
That dive though. We would love to see the fine he would receive if he pulled this kind of stunt with the Dallas Mavericks next season.