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Dirk Nowitzki celebrated in German hometown after NBA title

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Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki holds a glass of beer while he arrives at the Wuerzburg Residence on Tuesday in Wuerzburg, Germany. Nowitzki visits his hometown Wuerzburg after he and his team, the Dallas Mavericks, won the 2011 NBA title.

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NBA basketball player Dirk Nowitzki waves to fans as he arrives at the Wuerzburg Residenz during a visit to his German home town of Wuerzburg, June 28, 2011. Nowitzki became the first German to win an NBA title when his basketball team Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat last weeki, giving the Mavericks their first championship in their 31 year history. Nowitzki was also named the Most Valuable Player of the Championship series.

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Supporters cheer during a motorcade of Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki on Tuesday in Wuerzburg, Germany. Nowitzki visits his hometown Wuerzburg after he and his team Dallas Mavericks won the 2011 NBA title.

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Basketballer Dirk Nowitzki speaks to the crowd from a balcony of the Wuerzburg Residence in Wuerzburg, southern Germany on Tuesday, while thousands of fans watch from the square. Dirk Nowitzki, the German playmaker who led the Dallas Mavericks to an NBA Finals victory, admitted he was 'overwhelmed' by the response as he came back to his home city on June 28.

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Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki celebrates with his fans during a welcome party in his German home town of Wuerzburg, on Tuesday. Nowitzki became the first German to win an NBA title when his basketball team Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat last weeki, giving the Mavericks their first championship in their 31 year history. Nowitzki was also named the Most Valuable Player of the Championship series.

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A Dallas Mavericks fan of forward Dirk Nowitzki stands in front of the Wuerzburg Residenz as he waits to see the NBA basketball player in his German home town of Wuerzburg on Tuesday. Nowitzki became the first German to win an NBA title when his basketball team Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat, giving the Mavericks their first championship in their 31 year history. Nowitzki was also named the Most Valuable Player of the Championship series.

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Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki of Germany, right, is welcomed by cheerleaders and fans in Wuerzburg, southern Germany, Tuesday, June 28. More then two weeks after winning the NBA championship basketball title Nowitzki is celebrated by fans in his hometown.

 

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