If you tuned into last night’s Dallas Mavericks game against the Atlanta Hawks, you might have snuck a peak at the Mavericks’ power forward Dirk Nowitzki carrying a tin foil plate of food—similar to the kind you bring home after a huge Thanksgiving meal.
You know dirk married to a black woman. He walked into a basketball arena with a to go plate. pic.twitter.com/o7NDmPoS7n
— Dom Izzo (@DOM_iZZO) December 10, 2015
A little digging will show you this is far from Nowitzki’s first time doing this. Carrying tin foil plates of food to games is kind of his thing.
SB Nation compiled a handful of Vines featuring Nowitzki and his tin foil plate partner strolling through the stadium throughout the years. Take a peak:
Dirk looking dapper in a suit and tie with his plate back in 2013:
Dirk pulling off the disgruntled snow day look with his food in 2014:
Nowitzki Ringing in the new year with his trusty plate by his side in January 2015:
If you’re wondering why Dirk might do such a thing, it’s because he’s extremely particular about his diet. In an interview with Sports Day, Nowitzki notes his pregame meal ritual is a necessity in order to perform his best. He explains,
After all, professional athlete diets can’t all revolve around McDonald’s and 10,000 calorie meals.
[via SB Nation]