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Dirk Nowitzki to play for Germany

Updated: July 22, 2011, 8:57 PM ET
ESPNDallas.com

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Dirk Nowitzki says he will play for Germany at the upcoming European Championship when Olympic berths will be at stake.

"Gonna represent my country at euro championship this summer," Nowitzki said Friday via Twitter. "Should be fun. Gotta start training again next week. Back in germany now."

The Dallas Mavericks forward says the break after the NBA Finals was brief, but he'd "like to help the young German team have success."

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