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Dirk Nowitzki gives Conan O’Brien “Texas citizenship test” (VIDEO)

Apr 1, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT

Nothing is more Texas than Dirk Nowitzki.

Okay, he’s second behind a good slice of barbecue brisket.

Conan O’Brien took his talk show to the Lone Star state this week (TBS will broadcast the NCAA Final Four as part of the Turner network) and while there he had Nowitzki come out and give him the “just invented Texas citizenship test.” Which of course took a dig at Tony Romo, which of course was very well received by the audience.

Love seeing this side of Nowitzki, he’s a guy really seeming to try to enjoy his final couple years in the NBA. As he should.

  1. dbones750 - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Surprisingly funny

  2. divan22 - Apr 1, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Dirk was once the NBA’s Tony Romo. Hated on by morons who don’t know the sport and called a choker until he won a ring.

    Unfortunately for Romo, football’s the ultimate team sport and the Cowboys D is atrocious. So his haters will likely never shut their mouths.

    • RavenzGunnerz - Apr 1, 2014 at 3:11 PM

      Sure. But Romo has a habit of throwing bad INTs at the worst possible time.

      • divan22 - Apr 1, 2014 at 3:32 PM

        That’s a myth based on a ridiculously small sample size and media-driven perception. He leads the NFL in 4th quarter comebacks since 2011 and his career 4th quarter QB rating is #1 in the NFL.

        He’s far more clutch than he’s given credit for and the Cowboys would be terrible without him. He’s good enough to take them from “terrible” to “average”, but it’s tough to be much better than average when your defense is THAT bad.

      • apkyletexas - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:35 PM

        But if you actually watch his games (like the TV gods try to force us to in Texas), you’ll see that a huge number of his “comebacks” are simply attempts at coming back from the points his own errors put on the board for the opponents. And he’s got errors far beyond just a smattering of pick-6’s – he’s consistently thrown to the wrong target or badly overthrown easy targets on crucial third downs when he feels any kind of pressure.

        Other than 2012, the Dallas defense usually isn’t all that bad. I would blame the bad o-line play and the hideous running game more, generally speaking (looking at a period of several years).

  3. money2long - Apr 1, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    can we start calling dirk the GERMANATOR more often.

  4. fnc111 - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Nothing is more Texas than a guy from Germany? Idiot writer.

    • divan22 - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:21 PM

      Pretty sure Kurt meant it to be tongue-in-cheek. Or at least I hope that’s how he meant it.

      • Kurt Helin - Apr 2, 2014 at 1:31 PM


    • 22yearsagotoday - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:49 PM

      I’d say Dirk’s third behind bbq, oil, and the Dallas Cowboys. I’m a 49er fan, but I know Texas loves dem Cowboys a lot more than Dirk.

      • 22yearsagotoday - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:50 PM

        Make that fourth. I’m a second language learner.

    • thenew013 - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:05 PM

      I honestly thought the same thing. Except for the idiot part. That was unnecessary.

  5. sportsfan18 - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    That was great! Very well done by both of them…

  6. haaaaasoooooo - Apr 1, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    PEOPLE. We are talking Dirk! Not Mr. Jessica Simpson. Gotta love a 7 ft German who “makes it rain” in every club he steps in a club in the offseason. And I agree, a German is not one bit “Texas”.

  7. corky2141 - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Gotta give it up to whoever put Aikman in a Matt Bonner jersey

  8. haaaaasoooooo - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:53 PM


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