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Dirk Nowitzki Gets His Hasselhoff On

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We suppose, had we put two and two together, we could have seen this coming. In a way, it has a certain spectacular cosmic inevitability.

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From an interview, here's Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki talking about what calms him down at the free throw line.

"You just try to relax. There are a lot of things going through your mind. I try to sing sometimes to kind of take the pressure off." Smiling wide and laughing loud, he said the song was David Hasselhoff's "Looking For Freedom," a big hit when he was a kid in Germany.

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If the Dallas Mavericks end up winning the NBA championship, we could be looking at David Stern handing the trophy to Mark Cuban's billion-dollar penis and Dirk Nowitzki shouting out his thanks to David Hasselhoff.

As far as celebrity-athlete pairings go, it's not quite as crazy as this one, but it's awfully damned close.

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Dirk Loves Hasselhoff [Mr. Irrelevant]
How Can We Be Lovers If We Can't Be Friends? [Deadspin]

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