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Video: Dirk Nowitzki sings “Born in the USA” and pretty much nails it

Nov 7, 2012, 2:57 PM EDT

Dirk Nowitzki AP

Dirk Nowitzki is a man of great musical taste. He’s made beautiful music with Steve Nash in Dallas. He hums David Hasselhoff tunes (who doesn’t!?) at the free throw line. He belts out “We are the Champions” when he wins championships. And hey! He probably even knows who Bon Jovi is!

Look, Dirk doesn’t need to know the song. Lyrics? Overrated. Dirk just goes for it, man. The Mavericks know what’s up — just give Dirk the mic and wait for the greatest rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” ever done by a 7-foot German until maybe Chris Kaman gives it a shot. Behold, greatness:

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