Dirk Nowitzki Rips Avery Johnson, Shawn Bradley

Much like Bill Murray’s character in “Lost in Translation,” many celebrities think that the embarrassing commercials they do in foreign countries won’t see the light of day, only to see it pop up on the Internet. The same theory seems to apply to foreign athletes, who have a tendency to give extremely candid interviews to the media in their home country without thinking that it will see the light of day in the U.S.

Dirk Nowitzki

Add Dirk Nowitzki to the list. He gave a very open and revealing interview to the German basketball magazine 5IVE MAGAZINE, where he criticizes former teammates, his former coach, and speculates on playing for another team - maybe even in Europe.  And the whole thing might have gone unnoticed here in the States if the intrepid Henry Abbott of TRUEHOOP hadn’t have found it.

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Blog-O-Rama: Sixers Fan Brands Own Elton Jersey

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Elton Brand altered Shawn Bradley Sixers jersey

• FOOD COURT LUNCH whips up an apology FIA boss Max Mosley might want to try out on his embarrassed wife of 48 years.

• BUGS & CRANKS feels they’re suited for the best job available in Boston - wearing the costume of Red Sox mascot Wally The Green Monster.

• The CLEVELAND LEADER finally sees a championship for the Ohio city in its sights, thanks to a local teacher at this year’s World Series of Poker.

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