Dirk Nowitzki excited for trip

Updated: October 3, 2012, 8:06 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki considered the Dallas Mavericks' trip to play in his native Germany "a dream come true."

As the Mavericks prepared to hop on their jet for a 14-hour flight to Berlin, Nowitzki admitted that he was excited to head overseas.

The star forward also said he needs about 100 tickets for friends and family to attend Saturday's exhibition game against Alba Berlin, which sold out in less than an hour.

"That's not bad for having never played in Germany," Nowitzki ...

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