Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has brought the crowd at the American Airlines Arena to their feet countless times, but on Sunday night he did it in a whole new way.
During pop star Justin Timberlake's two-day stop at the arena for his "Man of the Woods" tour, he brought Nowitzki to the stage with the big man carrying a tray of shot glasses. The moment was captured in a video clip tweeted by the Dallas Mavericks.
"Hey, y'all know this big fella right here?" Timberlake asks the crowd to a thunderous round of cheers in the video.
He goes on to say that Nowitzki came to see him after one of his first shows in Dallas years ago. He said that during the conversation backstage Nowitzki asked him, "Why did you not close with 'Rock Your Body'"?
The crowd cheers with laughter mixed in. Timberlake says the advice from Nowitzki was good, but he says he quickly responded with, "Why don't you have a ring though?" as the crowd laughs in the video.
Timberlake's solo career began in 2002 when he released his first album, "Justified," nine years before the Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals to claim their first and only title.
Timberlake ended his story Sunday night saying, "The rest is history."
As the video ends, he continues the concert and gives shout-outs to one of his band mates and one of his dancers who were from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.