Dallas Colleges: Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki happy for Robert Griffin III

December, 11, 2011
DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki said he was watching Harry Potter 2 last night and missed the Lamar Odom deal go down. A few hours before that, however, he was tuned into the Heisman Trophy presentation. The NBA Finals MVP and former NBA MVP said he was pleased to see Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III take home the award as college football's most outstanding player.

"I was excited for the area, Baylor’s just down the road," Nowitzki said. "I loved the speech, that was great, so I’m really happy for him. He deserved it. I think it’s always the case that multiple guys deserve it and only one can win it. It’s the same in every sport sometimes and all the guys there were really deserving."

Nowitzki was asked if he planned to purchase a pair of blue Superman socks with the red cape that Griffin sported. The 7-footer smiled and said, "No, I'm not."

Vote for your DFW favorites on ESPY ballot

July, 2, 2011
The ESPY ballot is out, and it's no surprise that Dirk Nowitzki and representatives from your Dallas Mavericks are represented in multiple categories.

But they're not the only local representatives who are on the ballots. Here are your local choices:

* Male Athlete of the Year: Dirk Nowitzki
* Team of the Year: Dallas Mavericks, Texas A&M women's basketball
* NBA Player of the Year: Dirk Nowitzki
* Coach of the Year: Rick Carlisle
* MLB Player of the Year: Josh Hamilton
* MLS Player of the Year: David Ferreira

So vote, and then tell your friends to vote. Click here to get to the ballot. Enjoy!