Video: NBA Star Dirk Nowitzki takes epic dive during soccer match 7 years ago

Video: NBA Star Dirk Nowitzki takes epic dive during soccer match

We're not sure what's better,  the dive or the sight of a man six inches taller than Peter Crouch playing football.

On the NBA court, Dirk Nowitzki looks big. At 7ft tall, German NBA star Dirk Nowitzki is really big. The Dallas Mavericks star is one of the best ‘big men’ to ever play the game. Now 35, his best days may be behind him but he still likes to get out and compete, even in the off season.

In his native Germany over the weekend, where he is a huge star, Nowitzki captained a soccer team against a Manuel Neuer team for a charity they are both involved in.

With the likes of Lukas Podolski, Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gündogan on the pitch, it was a decent set up but the best bit of this video may be just how much bigger Nowitzki is to ‘normal’ sized footballers.

But Nowitzki wasn’t content to just use his size as an advantage and tried his hand as diving too, performing a 'disgraceful' dive in the box. The ref agreed but we’re sure he was in on the gag. Right?