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Dirk Nowitzki got another ring… he got married

Aug 9, 2012, 1:06 AM EDT

Dirk Nowitzki Wurzburg Germany AP

I bet Mark Cuban bought them a toaster. A really, really nice and expensive toaster.

Dirk Nowitzki now has another ring to go with that one Cuban bought him, he got married last month, the AP confirmed.

The 34-year-old Dallas Mavericks star forward has married Jessica Olsson. State District Judge Craig Smith said Wednesday that he performed a July 20 wedding at Nowitzki’s home in the posh Preston Hollow section of Dallas.

Olsson (or is that Olsson-Nowitzki now?) is an executive with an art foundation and gallery in Dallas.

Congrats to Dirk. Marriage can be a wonderful thing.

  1. acdc363 - Aug 9, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Cool story bro

    • joshm5683 - Aug 9, 2012 at 8:59 AM

      Tell it again!

      In all seriousness though, congrats to Dirk. Hes come a long way since he almost got scammed by his then gf and the humiliation and now hes a champion and married to hopefully not a crazy lady, relatively speaking cuz all women are crazy

  2. thestudiokida - Aug 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    I’m guessing this isn’t his pregnant ex-girlfriend who got locked up for domestic abuse? Or is that why they had the ceremony in Dirk’s home (house arrest)?

    • thestudiokida - Aug 9, 2012 at 9:21 AM

      Oh my bad, Cristal Taylor was given a 5-year prison sentence (whilst carrying Dirk’s baby) for forgery and theft. He must not have pressed charges for the domestic abuse. Also I heard she got full custody having a more paternal presence than Dirk.

      • phillipsta1 - Aug 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

        You’re an idiot. She was never pregnant. Much like all of her other scheming and conning, she lied about being pregnant as well. The court ordered pregnancy test came back negative. Besides, the kid would be like 2 years old at this point, don’t you think something somewhere on the internet would point out he has a kid that he has nothing to do with (like Larry Bird and his daughter from his first marriage).

        The woman he landed is ridiculously good looking (maybe even really really ridiculously good looking) and sounds like she’s actually a pretty good person as well.

  3. billobrienschindimple - Aug 9, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    I used to be terrified of marriage. This was because I read that about 50% of marriages last forever.

  4. dacapt704 - Aug 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Its funny how that storied got buried right? If this had happened to a “brotha” they would have talked about it every time he played on tv. I dont care who puts a thumbs down bc Im right. When Kobe went through his thing, thats all we heard about. When Artest had his domestic incident (he was the one who was hit by his wife fyi), thats all we heard about. Jason Kidd, Zach Randolph, etc…I can go on and on about guys who have had lesser “scandals” and it was talked about EVERY time they played a game on national tv.

    I bet most ppl have never even heard this story before. So hate me if you want but Im just saying..

    • LogicalConsideration - Aug 9, 2012 at 3:56 PM

      Wow, I’m usually one to defend people who point out racism, but your claim is beyond absurd. First in most of the cases that you point to the athlete was the one who was DOING WRONG, rather than being the victim of it. So of course it is going to be talked about more. Second, “athletes behaving badly” sells ads. (Side note, if you bothered to pay any attention, NBC has plastered the photo of every athlete who has been sent home from the Olympics for behaving badly on the front of their TV and online coverage. So far, ALL of these athletes have been white.) Third, Artest is a unique case because of the way HE has behaved over the years. He draws attention to himself, even when (for once) he is a victim rather than a transgressor. Fourth, Kobe brought all that on himself. He’s as big a public figure as there is. While married, he clearly put the moves on a woman who was not his wife. She accused him of rape. That is going to be big news no matter guilt or innocence. Then he spends something like $4 million on a ring to keep his wife from leaving him. That is going to be big news no matter what.

      It was a positive story about a well-liked NBA player getting married. There is something wrong in your soul if you feel it necessary to p*** on that for no reason.

    • blackandbluedivision - Aug 9, 2012 at 5:20 PM

      Truth hurts. White people can’t do wrong. Blacks are known criminals. It’s expected for them to do wrong. That’s just how it is.

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