Dirk Nowitzki used to sing Counting Crows’ “Mr. Jones” at free throw line
Dirk Nowitzki's tradition of singing to himself while he is shooting free throws is not necessarily new information, as he previously said that he would sometimes calm himself by singing David Hasslehoff.
In an appearance on the first episode of the Awesome Boring Podcast, hosted by writer Adam Davidson and director Adam McKay, Nowitzki stopped by to reveal the origin of his musical shooting technique and that the song he most frequently sang when he was first in the league was actually Counting Crows hit “Mr. Jones.”
Listen all the way to the end of the clip to get to hear the big German sing a few bars of the '90's hit.