NBA Professional Franz Wagner means the praise of basketball legend Dirk Nowitzki a lot.
“Of course that makes me very happy,” said Wagner of the “German Press Agency” after the defeat of his Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards. Nowitzki is “a huge legend and a giant inspiration for me and many other basketballors in Germany”. Wagner came to 28 points at the 110: 127 and was therefore the best thrower of his team.
The best German basketball player in history had impressed in a “dpa” interview at the beginning of the week by Wagner’s first season in the NBA.
“I have to say that he really impressed me in his first year. I did not pursue him at the college. I was really surprised how solid he plays, how well his all-round game is. There is a building on it,” Novitzki had it Said and with a view to the European Championship in autumn in Germany supplemented: “If he has prevailed in the NBA, then he can play a really important role in the European Championship.”