Dirk Nowitzki gives Conan O’Brien Texas citizenship test

By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — This weekend the NCAA Tournament will follow in the steps of the 2010 NBA All-Star Game and be held in Dallas, at the gargantuan AT&T Stadium. So while the eyes of the sporting world pay attention to Texas, Conan O’Brien moved his late night show to the Lone Star State for the week. Last night, after Conan mentioned how well he felt he was getting to know Texas, Dirk Nowitzki popped out to quiz Conan on his Texas knowledge…

VIDEO: Dirk on Conan


  1. Go Mavs! says:

    easy pop quiz

  2. BrianI.E says:

    Dirk, being on the Conan O’Brian show will not get you any rings. You will have to join old Reliable Tim
    Duncan and the Spurs so you can win 2, 3, even 4 rings…

    • Lynell says:

      SPURS will not win any more titles.

      • RG says:

        there’s no guarantee in that yet. the Spurs have a good shot at winning another title this season.

      • Romeo says:

        Oh yeah, we just won 18th straight (franchise record) moron. Get ready for it, we are coming.

      • Allycat says:

        Spurs are going to decline soon. Duncan is going to retire soon and isn’t what he once was. Dirk is still going dirk is a franchise player, the stars will go to him.

  3. vinsanefan says:

    “All we do is win win win no matter what!” The Spurs.

  4. haha says:

    indeed….. like you won last year…. good luck

  5. dustydreamnz says:

    Great video. I don’t listen to anyone who writes off the Spurs, every season they’re competitive and this season is no different.

  6. Max says:

    funny, how dirk totally messed up the german sentence.

    • artifex says:

      It’s awesome to be German – so you can enjoy that question (and the answer) even more!
      And when he lists the other accepted nicknames, he ends with “und” instead of English “and” before the last.
      Funny, funny, funny.

  7. GEDZ says:

    dirk one of the best of all time yet humble and down to earth. love to see the fade away statue on American Airlines when he retires.

  8. Besa Bese says:

    Conan needs to join the Mavs, maybe then we will be able to close out games.

  9. Ian says:

    As a Texan, this was hilarious and awesome!!! Go Spurs!

  10. artifex says:

    They may be fighting for just the 8th spot, but the Mavs players are definitively the champions of comedy!
    Admittedly, the credit for the jokes don’t go to Dirk but he plays them great!
    Haven’t laughed like that on an NBA related video since Marions video on the Matrix training system just last week.
    Thanks Mavs.
    Go for 7th (as they are of today)

  11. JHarden says:

    FINALS BOUND, rockets all day 3-0 this season versus the spurs we killin it!

  12. hammar says:

    Indiana will be there in the end!