NBA Lockout May Force Dirk Nowitzki To Play Overseas
After Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series Saturday night, he spoke about the current state of the NBA lockout -- and, according to Jeff Caplan of ESPN Dallas/Ft. Worth, Nowitzki acknowledged that he might need to find a team overseas if he want to play pro basketball in early 2012. According to Caplan, Nowitzki said:
"If there is no settlement, I'll go back home any time soon and probably start training with my coach again and really get back in the routine. And then you've got to keep your options open, maybe see what's going on overseas."
Caplan reports that Nowitzki has so far turned down offers to play overseas, including in his native Germany. As far as Nowitzki's ceremonial first pitch, he got a fastball into the catcher's glove, and he looked like he enjoyed himself immensely.