Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is one mean tambourine player.  The 2011 NBA Finals MVP showcased his skills at an Avett Brothers concert Sunday night.

Dirk Nowitzki made a guest appearance during an Avett Brothers concert in Grand Prairie, TX on Sunday evening.  Dirk grabbed a tambourine and got down like he was one of the best tambourine players in folk-music history.  You typically don't see 7-foot musicians rockin' out on stage, which is why Dirk might look a little out of place.

I think Nowitzki did a respectable job jammin' folk-music style though.  Listen, I'm certainly not the authority on all things folk music, but Dirk appears to be slapping the tambourine in acceptable fashion for a folk song.  I think it's cool that Dirk got on stage and let loose.  Props to the best-shooting big man in the NBA.

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks were swept earlier in the NBA Playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder 4-0.  Oak City is one game away from closing out the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals.  Game 6 is Wednesday night at 9pm ET.  You can hear the NBA Finals beginning on June 12th on 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio.

Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.