Man, we've said it before and we'll probably say it again, but how great is Dirk Nowitzki's summer going right now? Seriously, you think dude even knows—or, better yet, cares—that the NBA players are locked out right now? We doubt it. Recently, Nowitzki took his talents to Germany, where he spoke with German weekly magazine Spiegel about some of the famous folks who have gotten in touch with him since he helped the Mavs win the NBA Finals. And in doing so, he revealed his clear-cut favorite: Muhammad Ali

"Muhammad Ali sent me a package," Nowitzki said, before revealing what was inside. "A boxing glove with the inscription: 'You are the greatest.' Please don't ask me immediately about the political meaning of the gift. I was simply happy and sent Ali a golden basketball with a similar inscription."

Like we said. Pretty great, huh? [via Ball Don't Lie]