Dallas Mavericks Superstar Dirk Nowitzki had a Traditional Kenyan Wedding (Photos)


Dallas Mavericks forward and former league MVP, Dirk Nowitzki, has always marched to the beat of his own drum. Everything from the way he plays basketball, to the pregame music he enjoys, to the lone championship he won two years ago – he’s always done it his way and on his terms.

So, with that in mind, it stands to reason that he would get married in his own special way, with his own special ceremony, and by selecting the wedding type that he liked best.

Now that you've been sufficiently prepared...

As per jambonewspot.com, Nowitzki had a wedding ceremony in Kenya a few weeks ago in accordance with “traditional kikuyu wedding” rules. Yup, really.

Via the report:

The short version of the Kikuyu wedding, that is meant to announce to the community that the daughter is engaged, provided relatives from both sides with an opportunity to get to know each other and conclude ruracio (dowry payments) discussions.

When a couple goes through the ruracio phase, their wedding is officially recognized by customary laws.

And here is what a traditional kikuyu wedding featuring a German NBA player looks like:

You get the idea.

Weirdly enough, when jambonewspot.com originally reported on this wedding, the Mavericks denied it. Via the Dallas Morning News from two weeks ago:

Representatives of the Mavericks told Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News the report is inaccurate.

Why the big secret? Who knows.

Update: Or not.

(Kudos jambonewspot.com, Deadspin, Dallas Morning News)

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