Smack / Nov 20, 2011 / 12:00 am

Dirk Nowitzki Will Sign With A Team In Europe ‘Soon’

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. Nike Basketball)

Dirk Nowitzki wants back in. He’s had his vacation, his time off. He wants to ball again. Without the NBA, there are only a few options left for him. He admits he’s not in the greatest shape, but expects he’ll be ready to go within a few weeks. Now it’s just a matter of where. The NBA probably isn’t coming back anytime soon. He’s heard the rumors about Real Madrid’s interest, and says he would play there. There’s also their rival Barcelona who could be a good fit. And finally, there’s his hometown league, the German Bundesliga, which holds weight. It’s the best way to promote this game in the area he grew up, as well as a nice finishing touch. That’s where he started his career. It would be great to go back at some point … We forgot about Kyle Wiltjer. John Calipari swears he didn’t, but we all definitely did. Wiltjer is a part of that hyped-up freshman class as well, and in Kentucky’s 85-47 win over Penn State, the forward finally stepped up, finishing with 19 points. Cal compares Wiltjer with Keith Van Horn, and while that’s a little bit of a steep comparison (don’t hate, back in the day Van Horn was nice), there are some similarities. Besides his big night, Doron Lamb was special again, going off for 26 … In their first game since the allegations, Syracuse destroyed Colgate by 45 while Louisville, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt and Gonzaga all won as well … The one upset on the day was so shocking that it brought a coach to tears. Presbyterian’s Gregg Nibert broke down after his squad’s unbelievable 56-54 win over Cincy, and some of his players called it an out-of-body experience. This wasn’t just shocking because Presbyterian hasn’t even been D-I for a decade. It was unbelievable because Cincinnati was up by 15 midway through the second half before they collapsed; Khalid Mutakabbir (25 points) brought the underdogs back and then the Bearcats’ Cashmere Wright‘s final shot missed. No. 20 Cincinnati probably never saw this coming, even if there were some concerns around the team about their confidence level being too high. If this doesn’t shut them up, nothing will … Watch Rudy Gay dunk on a 25-foot rim. We’re guessing Memphis’ execs and coaches are just dying to see that … If things couldn’t get any worse for Javaris Crittenton, apparently he went out to a club in Hollywood (he’s out on bail), and someone jacked his $6,000 Gucci jacket. There’s so much wrong with this story that we’ll just leave it alone … There’s been a lot of talk this offseason about LeBron James possibly running to the NFL during the lockout or at least giving football a shot. But Jalen Rose and Warren Sapp want us all to shut up. Right now. While serving as a guest panelist on NFL Network’s No Huddle, Rose said that he doesn’t think James would even make it back to the ground when he’d go up for catches. That’s how badly people would want to take him out. Sapp was even more ruthless, calling James a “pretty boy” and asking him to win a championship before he comes over to the NFL. At first, we heard that and felt it was just another stupid way to shove the ring argument down our throats. But when you think about it, Sapp is 100 percent right. LeBron should be trying to conquer his own sport before he moves on to other things, or other fields … And even President Obama wants to get into the charity game craze. He’s holding his own game – the “Obama Classic Basketball Game” – on Dec. 12 in Washington, D.C. but it isn’t for charity. He’s using it to raise money for his campaign, and the courtside seats will be going for as much as $5,000. It’ll be open to the public, and the players include headliners like Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Ray Allen and Chris Bosh, as well as others like Baron Davis, Vince Carter, Alonzo Mourning. Jamal Crawford, Rudy Gay, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, Amar’e Stoudemire, Blake Griffin, Tyler Hansbrough, Derek Fisher, Antawn Jamison, Juwan Howard, Quentin Richardson, Dahntay Jones, Brandon Knight, Jerry Stackhouse, John Wall, Dikembe Mutombo, Patrick Ewing, Doc Rivers, Tina Thompson and former USC great Cheryl Miller. But the real question is whether Obama suits up … We’re out like Crittenton’s jacket.

For breaking news, rumors, exclusive content, and contests sent right to your inbox, sign up here for the Dime Email Newsletter.

Follow Dime Magazine on Twitter

Become a fan of Dime Magazine on Facebook

Related Posts with Thumbnails
  • BRUCE

    Out like Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Oregon title hopes. And Cung Le got his ass whoop. Lay off the RICE, MAN! Save your money, Javaris!

  • http://brokejumper.com/ brokejumper.com

    Only Crittenton would bring a 6k jacket to a nightclub and have it get jacked.

  • Bear

    Is Doc suiting up or coaching? If Obama plays, you know Deke is finger wagging him….

  • jzsmoove

    it would be classic if Obama plays and all players smacked all his shots back in his face. Jus cuz its a charity game doesnt mean you let everyone score. you can showcase your lockdown prowess too. the fans will still appreciate the defense.

  • baloogawhales

    lol i bet whoever blocks the President’s shot/layup will get punked or get some sort of “retaliation” from the other players. as a joke of course, but i see it coming

  • The New Guy

    You see it coming baloogawhales? You see it coming? Hmm, you wouldn’t happen to own a pair of knee pads by any chance? #Suspectbehavior

  • http://www.howtodunk.org Mad Dunker

    Watch “Michael Jordan to the Max” in HD (1080p) for FREE:

    http://www.nbadunks.org/michael-jordan-to-the-max-1080p-bluray-hd-full-version/

  • http://mattschollmeyer.com Matt

    What we could really use is the separation of Bush and state.

  • http://www.psychodrama.com Chicagorilla

    That’s pretty cool all the players coming out of retirement to play in the Presidents game.

    But what would be much more cooler, is Obama and Herman Cain going one on one. Winner takes all. hahaha

  • Big Island

    Only if it were Mike Tyson doing his Herman Cain impersonation. I think it’s on FunnyorDie.com .

    I love Ewing more than Dirk. He was my first favorite payer when I started really playing basketball. I will be the first to admit I am terrified of him playing in this game. The guy could barely walk during his last 5 years, and he isn’t in any better shape now. He could explode.

    It’s pouring rain out here right now and it blows. I threw on my Dexter Manley throwback, a pair of sweats, and I am pouting on the sofa.

    I don’t know if anyone else watched the UFC last night, but holy hell, there were some awesome fights. Bruce can be as racist as he wants about Cung Le, getting smashed by Wandy is nothing to hang your head about. Cung Le had about 4 noses afterwards though.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/948564-best-pic-of-cung-les-destroyed-nose-after-loss-to-wanderlei-silva

  • beiber newz

    yawwwwwwwwnn

  • beiber newz

    if u had to pick 2 out of 3 for fantasy bball who would you recommend between: jordan crawford, ed davis, kris humphries