Facts of Morris Nowitzki
|American, Germany, Kenyan
|United States of America
|Retired basketball player
|Malaika Nowitzki, Max Nowitzki
|Date of Birth
Morris Nowitzki is famous as a celebrity son. He is the son of German former basketball player Dirk Nowitzki.
Nowitzki is a special advisor for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association(NBA).
Interracial marriage of his parents
Morris was born to a German father and a Kenyan and Swedish mother.
His parents, Dirk and Jessica Nowitzki, immediately fell in love with each other after their first meeting in February 2010 at a charity event for the Sports for Education and Economic Development (SEED) project.
It was NBA All-star weekend in Dallas, and one of the nights was a charity event where he ended up meeting his future-wife Jessica, who was working at a Dallas art gallery.
Dirk, in an interview, said the feeling was mutual, and they just clicked intellectually after their first meeting.
He became smitten with Jessica’s attractive look and her love for art and sports, as well as family and kids.
He proposed to her on Valentine’s day, taking her to a lovely dinner.
There was never an issue of color and race for Dirk as he has always grown up around all sorts of races, having played with the national team where half of his teammates were from Yugoslavia.
The couple married in 2012 in a traditional wedding ceremony in Germany and Kenya.
They wedded in a traditional Kenyan ceremony which for both of them was a new experience since Jessica had lived basically in Sweden her entire life.
According to the Kenyan rituals, the bride is taken away and is placed with five or six girls where all of them are covered, and the groom has to find his wife among them.
If the groom fails to find his wife, he has to pay the parents goat or something as a fine. Dirk was lucky that he had found his wife.
When they asked if he could cut the goat, he said he couldn’t and asked them to cut and grill it, after which he had to feed Jessica a part of the ribs, which is the symbol that he was going to be a part of her life.
He had to feed the part of the shoulder of the goat, which is the symbol that he was going to carry her for the rest of her life.
His father says there is a sense of pride in whatever small kinds of stuff he and his siblings do
Morris is the youngest born in the family. He has two elder siblings, an elder sister Malaika Nowitzki born in 2013, and an elder brother Max born in 2015.
According to Dirk, the birth of his kids was a crazy life changer as all of a sudden, his life is all about the kids now, and there is a sense of pride in whatever small kinds of stuff they do.
His pride is more than what he ever did for any of his accomplishments in his career.
Looking back at the days, he said having his own kids, and he now understands why his parents always told him they were proud because it’s just a different sense of pride.
Dirk also said that life after retirement has been busy.
They have been seeing families who are scattered all over the world and teaching their children different cultures and different languages.
They are trying to teach three languages to their children, German, Swedish, and English. His children are already into sports, and he has been involved in them.
The toughest time his father went through in his personal life made him feel embarrassed to be in the public
His father had a tough time he went through around 2009 after his ex-fiancee got arrested in a fraud case.
During a sit-down interview with Graham Bensinger, he opened up about his traumatic life events and how all of a sudden, his life which he has managed to keep private all those years became public.
Talking about his ex-fiancee’s arrest, he said he was shocked as everybody and had no idea when it happened.
And also, he was super embarrassed with the whole thing going on and felt embarrassed to be in public.
For a sensitive guy like Dirk, it hit him hard, and he felt emptiness.
He was all time thinking about how he was going to work through it and look forward to basketball.
But luckily, his family was there for him and helped him move forward, making him realize that such things can happen to anyone. It’s not just him.
Morris is just a kid and is currently relishing the luxurious lifestyle provided by his parents.
His father, a former basketball superstar and one of the best European NBA players of all time, has a net worth of $140 million.
- Morris was born on the 11th of November, 2016. He is currently six years old.
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