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Dirk Nowitzki Has A Soft Spot For In-N-Out Burgers

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The Dallas Mavericks don't return to post All-Star break action until Wednesday night when they host the skidding Utah Jazz. Despite sporting the fourth-best record in the NBA at 40-16, the Mavericks had just one player participate in Sunday's All-Star Game. That would of course be Dirk Nowitzki, who scored just six points in 10 minutes in his 10th All-Star game appearance of his career. Following the weekend's festivities, Nowitzki joined Ben & Skin on ESPN Radio Dallas to talk about some of the more annoying questions he got asked by the media while in Los Angeles, the ridiculous song 'DFW Digs Dirk,' his love of In-N-Out burgers despite not normally being a fast food guy, and how he owns one of those Shake Weights.

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(Excerpts of the interview that follow are courtesy of Sports Radio Interviews.)

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Does he eat burgers?:

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“I try to stay away, but In-N-Out, you just can’t compare it. It’s the best. It’s the best. It’s healthy fast food, they do their own meat and their own salad. Everything’s fresh. … I have it in the summer if we go to Vegas or something or when we’re here. Sometimes when we play Sacramento or somewhere, the guys will buy it. Golden State. Some of the guys will have burgers after the game, which we shouldn’t really do, but they’re too good to pass up.”

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Wouldn’t Whataburger dunk on In-N-Out?:

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“I don’t think the Whataburger would dunk on the In-N-Out Burger, but I never really liked Whataburger or all the other burgers. McDonald’s is decent, I guess, but no, the In-N-Out Burger kills them all.”

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Which burger would win a 3-point shooting contest?:

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“That would be Burger King. Whopper. The Whopper. I don’t really know much about burgers.”

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On, if the radio host told him he lost a bunch of weight using the Shake Weight, what he would say:

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“That you’re lying your ass off. I actually do have a Shake Weight. Somebody gave me a Shake Weight for Christmas this year, just I guess to be funny. I haven’t shaken it much. I don’t really know what it does for you.”

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