A 96-82 defeat of Puerto Rico earlier toda
y earned Germany a berth in the Beijing Olympics, Deutschland’s first such entry in the Summer Games since 1992. An admittedly emotional Dirk Nowitzki breathed a sigh of relief (above), and his 32 point performance in this win-or-fuck-off contest has to rank right up with winning the Association’s MVP Award.  Or recording the hottest Dallas single since “Learn To Hate In The ’80’s”.