Malaika Nowitzki

Malaika Nowitzki

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Updated On September 27, 2022

Malaika Nowitzki is the daughter of the German former professional basketball player, Drik Nowitzki. Malaika Nowitzki is just a 7 years old kid.

Early Life

The celebrity daughter Malaika was born in July 2013, in the United States of America. Her age is 7 years and her sun sign must be cancer. Moreover, she is the elder child of her parents’ mother Jessica Olsson, and father D013-. Having an American nationality, she is of mixed ethnicity. Her dad is a citizen of Germany and her mom is of Kenyan ancestry. Her siblings’ brother Max Nowitzki’s ancestry was born in 2014.

Then her 2nd siblings’ brother Morris Nowitzki born in 2016. She together with her siblings is residing in a multilingual house. Their parents’ taught them to speak English, German, and Swedish. Her parents kept her along with her sibling’s brothers away from the spotlight for the first few years of their lives. The family took a picture with their mom on a few of Nowitzki’s last game before his official retirement last April.

Malaika Nowitzki

Caption: Malaika Nowitzki with her family (Source: Pinterest)

Career and Professional Life

As of now, the 7 years old Malaika Nowitzki is attending an elementary school. She is just enjoying her childhood and is not working for now. Coming to her father’s career,  Nowitzki’s career began with a bumpy start, as he had to juggle sports and studies. In 1994, in the first season of the ‘Second Bundesliga’, he was playing poorly and was often degrading. Then, in the next season, in 1995, he scored well regularly and made a name for himself. He played together with his team to achieve the second spot in the league in 1996. Moreover, in the 1997–1998 season, he ended as the lead scorer and was named the ‘German Basketballer of the Year’ by the German magazine ‘Basket.’

His team, ‘DJK’, also reached the top spot. He was getting benefits from international recognition after taking part in the ‘Nike Hoop Heroes Tour’ in opposition to ‘NBA’ stars. After an amazing performance, he was selected to play in the ‘Nike Hoop Summit’. He outplayed many established ‘NBA’ stars. He was eventually selected by the ‘Mavericks’. Even after his good performance, his score was poor, and even was thinking about returning back to Germany. However, he persisted and continued with the ‘Dallas Mavericks’. In 2000, the ‘Dallas Mavericks’ was taking over by Mark Cuban, who was reconstructing the team in a positive way.

Unfortunately, the squad’s and Nowitzki’s play improved, and he achieved 17.5 points. He got numerous honors and was the runner-up for the ‘NBA Most Improved Player Award’. Drik became the first member of his team to be named to the ‘All-NBA’ squad. In another season, he made a deal of $90-million contract addition, which turned him into one of the highest-paid German athletes. Nowitzki’s scores started getting better, and that helped the squad to get better scores in the 2006 season. Then, in the 2004–2005 season, he averaged 26.1 points, a career-high score. Subsequently, he was named to the ‘All-NBA First Team’.

In the 2006 season, Nowitzki’s scoring point was improving drastically, and he got the name of the ‘MVP’ of the league. The ‘Mavericks’ progressed poorly within the next few seasons, too, despite his successful performance. In addition, Nowitzki got the 20,000-point milestone and was chosen for the ‘All-Star Game’ in the 2009–2010 season. He chose to continue his contract with the ‘Mavericks’ by signing an $80-million deal for 4 years. In 2011, his performances helped the ‘Mavericks’ reach a better position. He continued playing in crucial matches despite sustaining a ligament injury and affected by a high fever. His winning points clinched the team’s first championship. He was named the ‘MVP’ of the season.


In January 2012, he attended the 1,000-game point in 2011 and achieved his competition ring. His performance in the 2013 season had his injuries and subsequent surgery. However, he managed to touch 25,000 points. In April 2014, he received the 10th spot on the all-time scoring table, with 26,712 points. The same year, he signed another contract with the ‘Mavericks,’ for $25 million. He got over 28,000 points by 2015. Soon, he became the sixth basketballer to touch 29,000 points and rewrote his contract. In the 2016–2017 season, even after suffering from multiple injuries, he reached the desired 30,000-point mark.

He also decided to become a spare agent and resumed twiddling with the ‘Mavericks,’ keeping other options open. In 2018, Nowitzki touched the 31,000-point mark and resumed to enlarge his career total. In the 2018–2019 season, he put the ‘NBA’ record for taking part in the many seasons (21 seasons) with the same club. He made his appearance together with the ‘EuroBasket’ within the year of 1999 and was the highest-scoring player for Germany in the tournament. In 2001, he was the highest-scoring player within the ‘Eurobasket,’ despite Germany’s early loss, and was selected to the ‘All-Star’ team. However, in 2003, he played poorly within the ‘EuroBasket’ because of a foot injury.

In 2005, Nowitzki returned and helped his team to the finals. Although the team lost to Greece, Nowitzki was up to the top scorer in the series and was making the ‘MVP’. Germany qualified for the 2008 ‘Olympics’ after Nowitzki’s dominating performance within the qualifying match. He was also selected as the flag-bearer of the German ‘Olympic’ team during the opening ceremony. He missed out on various international opportunities and concentrating on his ‘NBA’ career until 2015. In 2015, he was in the position of the captain of the German team that was to play in the ‘EuroBasket’. Finally, Nowitzki reported his retirement from the German national basketball team in January 2016.

Net Worth

Malaika is a very young girl who currently is studying and enjoying her childhood. So, it is sure that she does not work for now and also does not has a net worth. Also, there is no doubt she lives a lavish life, being a daughter of a rich sportsman. Her father Dirk Nowitzki has a net worth of $140 million, making him the 13th richest NBA player on the list.

She along with her family lives in a house worth $8 million in the Billionaire’s Row in the Dallas neighborhood. Her mother is doing amazing in her career and making a good sum of money. Her father Drik has a net worth of around $23 million from the Mavericks in the year 2013. She is living a luxurious life out of her parent’s earning.

Relationship Status

Malaika’s parents tied the wedding knot on the 20th of July 2012 after dating for more than 3 years. Her parents met each other in 2010, in Scotland when both of them were on a vacation. The couple had their wedding ceremony in Dirk’s home which is in Preston Hollow. Then they went on a honeymoon to the Caribbean. Finally, they became parents of 3 kids. The whole family often travels or goes out for a peaceful and refreshing vacation.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Regarding her body measurement, Malaika is in her growing stage. Other information about her body measurement is still missing. However, she has a pair of black eyes and black colored hair. Also, she has a fair complexion.

Talking about her social media presence, she is very young to be able to handle social media issues. So, she is not active on any of the social media platforms. She neither uses Twitter nor Instagram and nor Facebook.

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