In Dirk Nowitzki’s new music video, the Dallas Mavericks superstar sings (or tries to) the Stones’ “Satisfaction” from the back seat of a car with two Mavs cheerleaders up front.
German techno DJ Flula Borg, a big Nowitzki fan, is along for the ride around Dallas and apparently produced the “Satisfaction” tracks. There is another chap in the video eating cookies in the car until he loses a rock-paper-scissors match and gives way to Nowitzki.
Yahoo! Sports sums up the bizarre yet amusing karoke-in-the car video starring the Mavs power forward in this way: “… basketball/music scientists have long remained curious about one critical question: What would it sound like if the 7-foot German sang a version of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Satisfaction’ over a Reggie Watts-style loop-based backing track laid down by German house DJ Flula in the backseat of a hatchback being driven by two members of the Dallas Mavericks Dancers?”
Dirk Nowitzki has been an NBA pro since 1998, spending his entire career with the Mavs, after a successful run in Europe. He was actually selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1998 NBA Draft (ninth overall pick) and was immediately traded to Dallas. The 11-time All Star won the NBA Championship title in 2011 and was the 2007 league MVP. He won the Naismith Legacy Award in 2012, the first non-American player to do so. In April, he became the 17th player in NBA history to score at least 25,000 points.
Of the Nowitzki music video in which he cruises around Dallas with DJ Flula and two cheerleaders, SB Nation explains that “It is edited together out of chronological order, is very bizarre and is like the basketball equivalent of nails on a chalkboard. But I dunno, maybe that’s your thing.”
Do you have any idea what this Dirk Nowitzki music video embedded above is supposed to be about or is it just all in fun? Are you “satisfied” with the basketball superstar’s singing ability?