Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  12 responses

Chinese Team Offering Dirk Nowitzki $1.5 Million Per Month to Play

Dirk Nowitzki has been pretty non-committal when it comes to playing overseas during the NBA lockout, but the Zhejiang Lions will reportedly try and convince him that it’s not such a bad idea. From Fox Sports (via Bild): “NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks has been offered $1.5 million per month to play for the Zhejiang Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to the German newspaper Bild. The Monday report called the offer the largest monthly sum offered to an NBA player since the lockout went into effect. But don’t be surprised if the German star turns down the mega-offer — he’s nixed big money before, and his current focus is on helping his native country at the upcoming European Championships. Germany is seeking a berth in the 2012 Olympics.”

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  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    The greatest one year turnaround in a NBA career ever, barley beating out Chauney Billups and Dirk will choke next year. BOOK IT!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/09/jermaine-oneal-i-wasn%E2%80%99t-doing-enough-to-earn-my-money/ zz

    I still have a ring. No one can ever take that away from me. – DIRK

  • Oli

    chauncey went to the finals and lost in 7! not what you would call “choking”, right?

  • larrylegend


  • Oli

    BILD is not to be trustet, trust me!

  • LA Huey

    I thought the CBA wasn’t going to take temp players

  • jumpman22

    Makes much more sense than DW and KB. They are great players, nothing to do with that. Dirk could bring many more practical benefits to developing Chinese basketball. Ironically though, I think DW and KB signs are more realistically to be done.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ 1982

    If there is a giant influx, someone’s getting hurt over there. I just sense it. But don’t BOOK IT.

  • http://www.fiba.net Darksaber

    HA! Seed still pissed that Dirk and his team ethered Kobester and his yellow/purple panty boys, with their reality shows and chubby wives.
    Dallas Mavericks, current Nba Champs. BOOK THAT.
    As for the outlet stating this: Bild is as reliable as US weekly with their ‘exclusives’.

  • Rainman

    Seed is stinking up EACH post with idiotic comments!…BOOK IT!

    Dirk will Choke? If he was to Choke it woulda been at any point during one of the 4 rounds he played in the playoffs,Instead he was GREAT and CLUTCH. he’s always been great. Get ur head outta ur ass dude.

  • playabovethe rim

    Make it 2 mill a month and he’s in!

  • DirtyIrby

    SEED….who’s Barley anyways?