Last summer after winning a title, Dirk Nowitzki celebrated his way across America and Germany. This summer after the Mavericks were knocked out in the first round he is…
Showing up on stage with the indie favorites the Avett Brothers at their show last weekend in Grand Prairie, Texas. I have not consulted the Guinness Book of World Records yet, but I’m guessing Dirk now owns the record for world’s tallest tambourine player. Well, unless Yao Ming has a skill we don’t know about.
Forward to about the 2 minute mark of this video to see dancing Dirk.
Eight days ago, Derrick Rose had surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone suffered in training camp. The Bulls said he would be ready to resume basketball activities in two weeks, and in the meantime will rejoin practice soon. That part is still on schedule — head coach Fred Hoiberg says Rose will be with the team when they return to Chicago on Monday following a two-game preseason road trip, but unless the swelling in his eye dies down, it could be a little longer before he can start practicing again.
Via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:
Rose update: Swelling around eye remains. Scheduled to be back w/ team next week. Activity could be delayed beyond 2-week window.
It’s not ideal, but since there’s no structural damage to Rose’s face, once he’s cleared to resume practicing, it’s just a matter of getting back into game shape before he can start playing in games. The team is still optimistic he’ll be able to play opening night against the Cavaliers on October 27.