In a heartwarming and lighthearted moment during his Hall of Fame induction speech, Dirk Nowitzki shared a humorous story. The German legend reflected on his relationship with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, highlighting a memorable encounter from their early days together.

“Now you came to your first practice and you said, ‘Alright, let’s play some one-on-one.’ … I dunked it right on your head,” Nowitzki recounted, drawing laughter from the audience.

The shared memory of Nowitzki dunking over Cuban became a symbol of their enduring friendship and mutual respect. The anecdote not only added a touch of humor to Nowitzki’s induction speech but also underscored the genuine connections that often form within the world of basketball.