Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki received a hero’s welcome on Tuesday when he returned to his hometown more than two weeks after leading the Dallas Mavericks to their first NBA title.

The Dirkus Circus was welcomed by about 3,000 fans in a Würzburg sports hall, signed some sort of golden book in the city hall (so “Lord of the Rings”-like, right?), sweated his ass off, and chugged some German beer.

And then he tried singing Queen’s “We are the Champions” again because, well, that’s sort of his thing.

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