Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki Destroys Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA"

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 7, 2012

Ah, so that's what Dirk Nowitzki has been up to. 

The star forward hasn't played a minute this season due to a nagging knee injury, but that has hardly kept the good will from swirling around the team. 

The Mavericks are off to a 3-1 start, plenty of reason to dance and sing. 

But not like this. 

If you care for your hearing or had ever possessed a warm feeling about the song "Born in the USA," you will simply take my word that this is the worst rendition of that tune. 

By all means, let curiosity be your guide, and listen to Nowitzki scream some inaudible lyrics before he finishes with the precision of Andy Reid trying to get a stubborn bag of chips open. 

The song, any song for that matter, is destroyed forever. 

We have no idea what this is all about. My best guess is it's probably a karaoke video for fans to enjoy during the game. I would assume they are given the chance to guess what the hell is being belted out by Dirk at the end of the song. 

Not that the impetus behind this song matters, because it's awkwardly beautiful. 

Sure, Nowitzki manages to sing the classic song with the delicacy of Chewbacca giving a brief and impassioned plea, but the NBA star's heart is in it. 

We respect anyone who commits fully to singing, especially when they are horrible at it. It makes these things far more entertaining.


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