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Recently Retired NBA baller, Dirk Nowitzki, wasted no time enjoying post-NBA life with his wife, Jessica Olsson. Dirk retired from the NBA just 2 weeks ago.

The duo enjoy the sun and beach in Tulum, Mexico, and Dirk was seen having an amazing time diving head first into the Mexican waters. 

Dirk has a thing for Black women.

The NBA legend dated Sybille Gerer, a Black female basketball player from his local club DJK Würzburg, for 10 years before it ended; Nowitzki said, "At the end, we found out we developed in separate ways. ... It did not work anymore, but we are still good friends."

In 2010, Nowitzki met and began dating Jessica Olsson, sister of twin Swedish footballers Martin Olsson and Marcus Olsson. The couple got married on July 20, 2012, at Nowitzki's home in Dallas. They have a daughter, and two sons together.

Dirk recently played his last NBA game just two weeks ago. He retired after playing his entire 21-year NBA career with the Dallas Mavericks. He won the league Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in 2007, was an NBA champion in 2011, and was a 14-time All-Star.


The two met at a charity event for the Sports for Education and Economic Development (SEED) Project on a snowy night in February 2010. It was NBA All-Star weekend in Dallas. The Senegal-based nonprofit used basketball as a platform to engage youths in academic, athletic and leadership programs.

Nowitzki was tricked into raising his hand during an auction that resulted in him making a major donation in exchange for a Rolando Diaz painting. He also agreed to go on two dates for charity. But he was also hoping to get a real date with a beautiful woman he met that night named Jessica Olsson, who was working at a Dallas art gallery.

Jessica Nowitzki is the daughter of a Kenyan mother and Swedish father. Her mother is from Nanyuki, Kenya, a market town located northwest of Mount Kenya that was founded by British settlers and is the home of the Kenya Air Force. Jessica was raised in Sweden with her younger twin brothers, Marcus and Martin, who are both professional soccer players in England who also have played for the Swedish National Team.