Mavs fan meets Dirk Nowitzki, J.J. Barea after post-dental surgery viral video
A Dallas Mavericks fan had her dreams come true when she got the chance to meet Dirk Nowitzki and J.J. Barea after a video of her ranting about the team following having her wisdom teeth pulled went viral.
The video documenting Dianne Garcia’s emotional post-procedure commentary was posted to the Mavericks’ Twitter account last week.
Dirk and J.J. react to @Ps_Dianne‘s hilarious video! pic.twitter.com/qrbSeTVQUw
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) January 27, 2018
A portion of Garcia’s comments, via the Mavs’ official site:
“Everybody should strive to be like him. Every girl needs to find a guy like Dirk – willing to go through all the [expletive] the Mavericks went through. He’s with us for 20 years. I hope he plays one more year so I can get my jersey signed. I tried for years. He has not listened to me. It’s OK. One day he’s going to listen to me. He’s going to sign my shirt and I’m going to cry. . .”
Garcia also defended Barea over his recent dust-up with John Wall in the video.
Garcia was invited to the Mavericks’ game Monday against the Denver Nuggets and she got the chance to meet Nowitzki and Barea.
: We invited @Ps_Dianne to come to last night’s game and meet Dirk & JJ! Watch the video of what went down and read our story: https://t.co/KGLWYnRBFL pic.twitter.com/S4jvsTV2lg
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) January 30, 2018
Garcia received three autographed jerseys from Nowitzki, along with other team-related swag, and posed for some pics with her hero.
Did this really just happen? I’m one lucky girl for sure!! #MFFL #Swish #41 #5 pic.twitter.com/6kMb4pgZZ2
— Dianne Garcia (@Ps_Dianne) January 30, 2018
“It was good to meet her and it’s great to have loyal fans that love the Mavs and bleed Mavs blue,” Nowitzki said. “The support means a lot and I’m happy that she came.”
“She was a little speechless before the game – she couldn’t really say much. But I just told her that’s a great video and I thanked her for being a fan.”