Dirk will play overseas
Dirk Nowitzki says he will play for Germany at the upcoming European Championship when Olympic berths will be at stake.
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."
Nowitzki led the Mavericks to the NBA championship over the Miami Heat and was named the series MVP.
The European Championship is Aug. 31-Sept. 18 in Lithuania. The two finalists qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London. Germany is in a group with France, Italy, Serbia, Latvia and Israel.