Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 9:20 am  |  14 responses

Dirk Nowitzki: Mavericks Have Been Celebrating Championship All Season

Tomorrow night, Dirk and the Mavericks will return to Miami to face the Heat for the first time since both squads battled it out in the NBA Finals. Nowitzki doesn’t want his team to dwell on the past so much. Per the Dallas Morning News: “That is the site of Nowitzki’s and the Mavericks’ greatest triumph. It’s where they won Game 6 of last year’s NBA Finals to earn the first championship in franchise history. That night, Nowitzki hopped over the scorer’s table after the final buzzer and spent several minutes alone in the locker room, crying. ‘I don’t want to dwell too much on the past,’ Nowitzki said. ‘We feel like we’ve been celebrating all season. We didn’t get our ring on time, then we celebrated the banner, we celebrated the rings and every other day a player (former teammate) came in here getting a ring. So we’ve been celebrating a lot this year. We want to kind of put it behind us and move forward and hopefully have a good playoff run here. Yeah, it’ll be nice to go back to the scene of the crime, but we’ve got to move on and we’ve got to win a ballgame.’ Nowitzki was asked if he’ll wear his championship ring on the trip. He laughed. ‘No, that’s over,’ he said. ‘I’ve really only worn it like once or twice, really. I wore it to the symphony once, in swag to the symphony. Other than that, I didn’t wear it much.’”

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  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    ‘In swag to the symphony’ is all kinds of awesome, deserves it’s own tumblr page or meme-generator.
    Dirk is one fascinating player, that’s for sure.
    Now please beat the Heat.

  • bull22

    the heat and all their LEBUM FANS will get a chance to take a trip down memory lane when the mavs visit town. the deathly silence by the 20,000 fans was utterly CLASSIC… LOL

  • JoeMaMa

    Symph Swag: def’n – To display dominance while sitting quietly. Preferably performed while holding a small dog.

  • CubicleWorker

    Hahaha, just picturing Dirk sitting in the symphony gently stroking a hairless cat whilst wearing his ring

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    “In swag to the symphony”

  • JMM

    I wish Dirk did everyones press conferences.

  • shawnkemp4prez

    I swear this site has the best comments section on the entire world wide web. I’m lmao at work right now

  • abaci

    I wonder if this was a different player if he would be killed by the media for the some of the things Dirk has done this year? Coming in so out of shape that you had to take game off for “conditioning” reasons. Saying multiple times how much you have been celebrating your championship, even during the season. I thought resting on your laurels was frowned upon.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    only Dirk can get away with being completely honest, because that’s his MO. he’s been like that since day one. plus it’s not like he never had gotten any verbal abuse by the media and general public.
    funny how winning changes everything.
    “in swag to the symphony” is probably the most majestic thing ever. it’s like ghetto with class.

  • http://www.nbacom Shadojoker

    @shawnkemp4prez I totally agree..If I’m ever in a bad mood..reading the comments on Slam posts..equals pure hilarity!!

  • http://slamonline.com Michael



    it all depends on the convo. if i see something like kobe vs lebron convo i don’t even click on the page.

  • Rainman

    Shout out to the slamily

  • AD

    Of coarse they have… they’re a one and done team.