Dirk Nowitzki Celebrates Birthday The Way All NBA Stars Surely Do: Vintage Wine and a Nobel Laureate

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Mike Mezeul
So what do you give the man who -- all the sudden -- has everything?

You throw him a surprise birthday party at a discreet wine room and invite 41 guests, including a Nobel Prize winner he's never met.

After getting serenaded with "Happy Birthday" by a post-parade American Airlines Center crowd last Thursday, Nowitzki was treated to a party on Sunday thrown by his girlfriend, Jessica Olsson, and long-time mentor Holger Geschwindner.

Dirk, who turned 33 yesterday, was surprised at Graileys, a fancy schmancy wine cellar/restaurant in the Design District. He sipped on a vintage 1978 bottle of something or other and was awarded his own wine locker.

In attendance: Mavs' general manager Donnie Nelson, teammate Brian Cardinal, equipment manager Al Whitley, trainer Casey Smith, Stars' icon Mike Modano, Dallas/Indian comedian Paul Varghese and a string quartet from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Oh, and 1994 Nobel winner and UT Southwestern's Dr. Alfred Gilman, just because Holger was fascinated by him.

As for gifts ...

Nowitzki received, among other presents, an iPad and a Torneau watch.

His itinerary?

After dining at Blue Fish and partying at Rio Room Saturday night, he and Jessica are off to the Cayman Islands this week. Then on to Germany.

Before you know it, October and training camp will be here.

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Jimmy
Jimmy

Bless your heart, Richie.

Mishon
Mishon

This cracked me up. Well done!

Failure Jesus
Failure Jesus

This is Jimmy's way of calling Richie a dumb motherfucker.

(If you haven't heard the HMS commercials, this will make no sense...)

Ricardo Paniagua
Ricardo Paniagua

His gf is simply a genuine, kind hearted person, just like Dirk is. Also, Cardinal is forever the man, after that last foul in game 6. LOL

Mishon
Mishon

In other Mavs news, Dominique Jones got a Larry O'Brien trophy tattooed on his neck. Total playoff minutes played by Jones: 0

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

at least when he got his, he was on a roster of the team that won one, right jason terry

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Marquis Daniels probably got two just for being associated with two teams that have recently won it.

P1Steven
P1Steven

Looks like Dirk is down w/ the brown! Aint no shame in his game!

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

methinks she's some soccer dude's sis..not for sure, but she's certainly a step up from his last girlfriend..probably alot easier to get through customs and stuff.

Robert
Robert

Long-time mentor Holger Geschwindner claims that fingertip pushups are the key to successful 3-point shooting.

I have always assumed that fingertip pushups help to prevent jammed fingers and worse. I think I'm right and I've done my share.

*flexes*

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Welp, she's a hella lot finer than the last girlfriend..can't believe somebody popped for a iPad..they must be making bank.

284E
284E

At this rate Dirk should have a hot gf by the time he's 50. Being a NBA champion should help.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

I worked with Paul Varghese in college. He's a little bitch.

P1Steven
P1Steven

How so Davy? Please tell more... can just give "just the tip"

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Not going to go into detail, he knows that I don't like him though.. We have a lot of mutual friends and I still see him on occasion, so we'll just leave it at that.

Mishon
Mishon

That's kind of a lame guest list. Cardinal was the only teammate that showed up?

I want to see Dirk throw out the first pitch at the Ranger's game. He couldn't do much worse than John Wall did this weekend.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Mmmkay.

I'm making the call on Story #3 being football related. I've already heard the #3 sports radio station pandering in that direction today, because that's what their mouthbreather target demo likes.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

looks like you were wrong bc there is no 3rd story today HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, he got you

Richie Whitt
Richie Whitt

yeah, but what if you're wrong?

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

No consequences. I modeled it after the Rangers broadcast.

Tad Banyon
Tad Banyon

'All the sudden'?!Do you mean, 'all of a sudden'?

Brian Newton
Brian Newton

Isn't the "douche" moniker redundant, given that he uses the name Tad?

Richie Whitt
Richie Whitt

nope. i meant all the sudden. 

Tad Banyon
Tad Banyon

OK.. Buy why would a journalist deliberately use bad English? Why stop there? What's next, "I could care less"? "Irregardless"?

Tad Banyon
Tad Banyon

Anyone calling himself a "Fan Fan" has no room to be calling anyone a douche.Yes, I'm a stickler for learning how to speak English.  Sue me, Fan Fag (apologies to my homo friends out there)

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