Dirk Nowitzki Dives, Flops During Charity Soccer Game, Scores Goal on Disputed Penalty Kick (Video)

No longer can Dirk Nowitzki get away with flopping on the basketball court, but such antics still fly on the charity soccer field.

The 11-time NBA All-Star stood out during an exhibition soccer game Sunday. Not only did he host the contest, which benefited deprived children, but he also took a shameless dive, won a penalty kick and scored a goal.

Nowitzki was dribbling into the penalty area at one point in the game when a defender attempted to make a tackle. The hapless opponent came nowhere close to the ball or Nowitzki, but that didn’t stop the Dallas Mavericks star from taking a tumble. The referee awarded a penalty kick, which Nowitzki expertly scored.

The ill-gotten goal wasn’t enough to secure the victory. Led by Bayern Munich and Germany‘s No. 1, “Manuel Neuer and Friends” beat “Dirk Nowitzki Allstars” 8-7 in Wuerzburg, Germany.

See Nowitzki’s dive in the video below.

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