Malaika Nowitzki | Biography

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  • Full Name Malaika Nowitzki
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Mother Jessica Olsson
  • Father Dirk Nowitzki
  • Siblings Max and Morris
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed ($140 Million - Father)
Daughter of NBA Player Dirk Nowitzki

Malaika Nowitzki | Biography

Malaika Nowitzki is the daughter of NBA star player Drik Nowitzki and his wife Jessica Olsson.

Short Bio Malaika Nowitzki

Malaika Nowitzki was born in 2013 in Dallas Texas to German father Drik Nowitzki and Kenyan mother Jessica Olsson.  in 2013. Her parents met in 2010 at an NBA charity weekend, and they married on 20 July 2012 in Dallas. 

Malaika grew up with two brothers, Max and Morris, born in 2015 and 16, respectively. Other than that, their parents have remained private in their relationship. 

NBA Playing Father Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki was born on 19 June 1978 in Wurzburg, West Germany. His mother was a member of the West German National Basketball team. But although he was exposed to basketball from a young age, he only started playing at the age of 13. Then by 16, he played with the second division German Professional team. And in 1998, he scored 33 points as a foreign player at the American High School Stars Exhibition Game in San Antonio, Texas. 

In addition, he had also won the 'German Basketball Player of the Year.'

Nevertheless, Nowitzki's exemplary performance attracted numerous collegiate scholarships, but he chose to go professional and was drafted for the NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks picked him in their ninth overall draft, then got traded to the Dallas Mavericks the same season. He played for the Mavericks his entire career. He was the elemental player to lead them to the playoffs after eight years in the 2000 season. 

Then by 2005, the Mavericks were qualifying for the finals, and in 2007, he landed the 'NBA Most Valuable Player MVP.'

The Mavericks won the 2010-2011 NBA Championship, where he also grabbed his second 'Most Valuable Player.' But unfortunately, he underwent knee surgery in 2012, which worsened his condition every year. Eventually, in 2019 he played his last season, retiring as one of the highest-scoring foreign players in the history of the NBA.   

He was the sixth player in the history of Mavericks and the NBA with the highest league points and among the highest-performing foreign players. In 2014 a documentary was also polished, tracing his career from Germany to rising in the NBA, titled Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot

After his retirement, he remained a special advisor for the Dallas Mavericks. 

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Mother Jessica Olsson Nowitzki

Malaika's mother, Jessica Olsson, comes from Swedish and Kenyan ethnicity. Although her nation of birth has not been disclosed, she met her future husband, Mavericks player Dirk in a 2010 SEED Project Charity Event. 

Formerly, Olsson worked as an employee at the Dallas Art Gallery, but after the marriage, she is often involved in charity and social welfare activities with her husband. 

Malaika Nowitzki's Parents Drik Nowitzki and Jessica Olsson
Malaika Nowitzki's Parents Drik Nowitzki and Jessica Olsson. (Photo: Instagram)

Net Worth

According to celebrity net worth, Malaika's father Drik holds an accumulated wealth of $140 million. Throughout his athletic endeavors, he was one of the highest-paid players of the Mavericks, and he only played for them in his NBA career.

What is Malaika Nowitzki's height?

According to the available information on Malaika, she is nine years old as of 2022. Therefore her height cannot be authenticated. However, her parents, Dirk, stand at 7 feet, and Olsson stands 5 feet and 9 inches. 

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