Dallas Mavericks: NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes practices with Dirk Nowitzki
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki shared the Mavs practice court with NFL MVP and Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on March 11.
Dallas Mavericks fans saw plenty of star power at the game when they hosted the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes was in attendance. Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson also showed up in the American Airlines Center. It was yet another sellout crowd for the Mavericks.
Mahomes did not just come to the game, though. The Kansas City QB is a massive basketball fan and played in high school. Mahomes has produced some highlights on the hardwood. He continued playing pickup games in the football offseason until the Chiefs reportedly banned him from doing so for fear he would get injured.
Hanging with Dirk
Mahomes came to the Dallas Mavericks practice facility on March 11 and spent some time with Dirk Nowitzki. The two stars had some fun together. Dwain Price shared this info on Twitter from the meeting.
The pair also took turns at the other man’s sport. Here is a video of Mahomes getting up a few shots with Nowitzki assisting. Then, they decided to play some football. That had some hilarious results and commentary which fans can enjoy here. It was an awesome moment to see the two star athletes having some fun and sharing the court.
Mahomes is from Tyler, Texas and played for Texas Tech in college. It is fair to say that meeting Dirk was a treat for the 23-year-old football star.
Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki spent some time on the practice court with Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on Monday. Dirk appeared to be having fun. Fans can enjoy his comments about the meeting here, if interested.
Star rookie Luka Doncic would have likely joined in on the fun, but he was held out Monday’s session with a left knee strain. Doncic reportedly did a bit of shooting, though. He injured the knee on Sunday against the Rockets and is questionable for Tuesday game.
Dallas Mavericks fans should be excited about the future of the franchise. Stars from all walks of life are coming out to see Luka and the Mavs. The addition of Kristaps Porzingis next season should only increase energy the levels. Stay tuned for what should be a fun ride Mavericks fans.