Nowitzki rushes to cut off beard after win
APR 14, 2013 8:10p ET
Dirk has already shaved. twitter.com/townbrad/statu…
Shave em if you got em Go Mavs #MFFL— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) April 15, 2013
According to Townsend, Nowitzki joked that his wife hasn't kissed him since February because of his scruffy facial hair.
After falling to 11-11 on Dec. 12, Dallas lost 12 of its next 14. Not until April 10 did the Mavs get another opportunity to shave, however, they lost 102-91 to the Phoenix Suns.
Their next grooming chance came on April 2 in Los Angeles. But again, Dallas lost 101-81. After losing 103-78 to the Indiana Pacers on March 28, it was starting to look like they'd fall short.
Nowitzki and Co. are surely disappointed that they will miss the playoffs for the first time since the 1999-2000 season, but at least they met their goal, and more importantly, they don't have to deal with ZZ Top beards during a hot Dallas summer.
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