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Charles Barkley is always good for a quote. Such was the case at a recent celebrity baseball game in Texas, where the former NBA star recalled his first meeting with Dirk Nowitzki when he was touring Germany with a group of NBA stars in 1997. Nowitzki, 18 at the time, was having his way with noted defensive stopper Scottie Pippen, dropping "like 52" points, according to Barkley. Barkley then approached the young German and asked him, "Dude, who the hell are you?" Upon his return to the States, Barkley called Nike and told the company to tell Nowitzki that Barkley...

Barkley jokes about recruiting Dirk to Auburn

Charles Barkley has been known to make a controversial comment (or several) in his time. This one is no different. While recounting a game when Team USA faced Germany in the late 90′s, Barkley began telling a story of how Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki was cooking Scottie Pippen to the tune of 42 points. [...]

Dirk tries batting practice, struggles

Dirk Nowitzki is a 7-foot-tall German who excels at playing basketball for the Dallas Mavericks, so it’s of little surprise that given the opportunity to step in the batting cage and take some hacks during BP, he might not look as smooth as he does when taking one of his patented fall away jump shots. Hey, it’s nice to see that not all athletes are adept at mastering every sport...

Charles Barkley again admits to illegally recruiting Dirk Nowitzki to Auburn (Video)

We all know that illegal recruiting is commonplace in the world of collegiate athletics, but most people prefer not to talk about it. Charles Barkley enjoys talking about everything. At a celebrity softball game over the weekend, Barkley was telling a story in the locker room while his teammates listened attentively and cameras captured the action. Sir Charles spoke about the time...

Barkley: Deron Williams won't be enough for Mavs

FRISCO, TEXAS Sitting at an interview table beyond the right field wall at Dr. Pepper Ballpark Saturday evening, Charles Barkley said he receives a hundred requests a week to participate in charity events but obviously cant make them all.Barkley said he simply picks the ones hosted by people he likes. Fortunately for Dirk Nowitzki, Barkley likes him.Folks in the Metroplex may have...

Video: Charles Barkley Talks About Trying to Bribe Dirk Nowitzki into Going to Auburn

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Video: Dirk Nowitzki is terrible at baseball

I think we can be sure that Charles Barkley did not want Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki playing baseball at Auburn. His mechanics are atrocious. But we should give him a break, since he is the best shooting 7fter in the history of basketball. All his athletic skill went into being great on the hardwood [...]

Charles Barkley Tried to Recruit Dirk Nowitzki to Auburn

Dirk Nowitzki is one of the NBA's top players, but he switched in his sneakers for cleats and a bat for the 2012 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game in...

Dirk Nowitzki Batting Practice Fail

Video:  Dirk looks awkward on the diamond

The JET Has Left the Runway

The JET is leaving the runway, and he’s headed for Boston. Rumors are strong this afternoon that the eight-year Dallas Maverick, and Dirk Nowitzki’s go-to wingman, has received, and agreed to, a 3-year full mid-level exception offer from the Boston Celtics. The deal would give Terry $5 million a year, and probably gives Terry much [...]

While We’re Waiting… Jose Calderon, Barkley spilling the beans and Larry Doby’s path

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at Making a case for the Cavs to get Jose Calderon- “Calderon sees the court exceptionally well, something that Irving struggled with as a rookie without a decent mentor....

Bill Belichick and Eric Mangini, Dwight Howard and Charles Barkley Among Top 10 Sports Figures We Want to See Fight (Photos)

Deep down, everybody wants to just take a swing at their rival. After Drake and Chris Brown got into a scuffle over former girlfriend Rihanna in a night club brawl on June 14, one boxing promoter offered to let the two gentleman handle it the professional way: in a ring. It wouldn't be the first time an ill-fated fistfight sparked the sports world. But forget about celebrities...
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