During a recent radio interview with a Dallas sports talk radio station, Dirk Nowitzki was asked to talk about how much partying the Mavericks have done since winning the 2011 NBA Finals over the Heat a few weeks ago. And his answer was a little bit surprising.

"I actually think we partied harder in 2006 when we lost just to forget about it than we did now," Nowitzki said. "We've had some good nights so far...[But] in '06, Jet picked me up for the party bus almost every day, and we went somewhere just to make us forget and have a good time. We ended up in Vegas after three hard weeks."

That doesn't necessarily mean they've been slacking on celebrating this year, though. "We've had a couple of good nights," Nowitzki said, "but I'm 33. My body can't recover, so you have to party one day, and the next day you have to be off. You can't go back-to-back when you're that old. Partying once in awhile gets old. But I'll definitely put in some good work when I get to Germany when I see my friends, definitely be a couple of good nights there."

Ah, the NBA. Where getting completely shitfaced to celebrate a 'chip happens! [via CBS Sports]