Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot — See the Trailer

May 2, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) shoots over San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (right) during the game against the San Antonio Spurs in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Dallas won 113-111. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Trailer Premiere — Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot

In Theatres, on Demand and on iTunes July 10th

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, is the focus of Magnolia Pictures’ new film, set to debut in theaters, on Demand and on iTunes on Friday, July 10.

The trailer for the film debuted Thursday! Click here to watch the trailer! 

Synopsis of the film: Thirteen-time All-Star, League MVP, Finals MVP, NBA Superstar Dirk Nowitzki is one of the greatest and most famous athletes of all-time as the first non-American to lead his team to a NBA victory. NOWITZKI: THE PERFECT SHOT was produced by Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Leopold Hoesch and features exclusive NBA footage and interviews with NBA legends such as Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming, Steve Nash, Michael Finley, Jason Kidd, Rick Carlisle, Mark Cuban, David Stern, Don Nelson and former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt covering the incredible success story of Dirk Nowitzki, from second league German basketball to one of the top athletes of the NBA. It’s the story of the fascinating relationship between Dirk Nowitzki and his personal coach and mentor Holger Geschwindner. Holger, the German basketball legend and scientist recognized Nowitzki’s talent early on and helped Nowitzki invent a perfect jump shot.

Dallas theatres scheduled to screen it: Magnolia Theatre, Studio Movie Grill – Northwest Highway, Studio Movie Grill – Spring Valley

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Twitter: @magnoliapics #DirkNowitzki


Numbers Don’t Lie

Dirk is the perfect player to have a documentary made, both because his story is so interesting and he’s solidified himself as one of the best basketball players in the world to ever play the game.

His calling card (putting the ball in the basket) numbers are staggering. And he’s not done yet.

Dirk ranks seventh all-time in career NBA scoring with 28,119 points. He is only 477 points behind Shaquille O’Neal for sixth place (28,596). Nowitzki is the top foreign-born scorer of all-time. He also became one of four players in NBA history to score 27,000 points with one franchise, joining Karl Malone (Jazz), Kobe Bryant (Lakers) and Michael Jordan (Bulls). Bryant (32,482) is the only active player with more career points than Nowitzki.

Enjoy this marvelous player while we still can. Dirk has a few years left and the best thing – they are sure to be in a Mavericks uniform. Twice, Dirk could have tested free agency but took less money to stay in Dallas and help his club be able to make moves to improve the team.


International Flavor

Dirk officially let the German national team officials that he will play for his home country in the European Championships, played in Germany this September. He made the announcement at a news conference during a promotional visit to Deutchland.

Combine the facts that the tournament is being played in his home country and that he turns 37 later this month, it added up to a no-brainer for Nowitzki. He basically will close out his national team career with this appearance.

Mavs owner Mark Cuban face his blessing, understanding the importance to the best player to ever don a Mavericks uniform.

The European tournament begins Sept. 5 in Berlin.


A Gem of a Person

Need another reason to love Dirk? The playoffs are hectic; players are pulled in every which way w games, practices, film time and travel. And the intensity is ramped up, big time.

Yet back in April when the Mavs were in Houston, Dirk found time after coming off the court from practice to converse with a young wheelchair basketball player from Germany who called out to him in his native tongue.


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Rob Scichili (shick-lee) has worked in professional sports for over 24 years in PR and communications, including time with the Dallas Stars, Anaheim Ducks,, Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks. A journalism graduate of Texas A&M, he is co-owner and editor at ScoreboardTx, principal at Shick Communications and VP at Franchise Sports & Entertainment while serving on the board of the Mike Modano Foundation.