Dirk Nowitzki won’t let his kids play football

Dirk Nowitzki may live and play in a city with arguably the most iconic football franchise in the world in a state known for the game, but that doesn’t mean he wants his kids to strap on a helmet — ever.

In a recent interview with Fox 4 in Dallas, the Mavericks star said he wants his children (one daughter and two sons) to decide what sports they pursue, as long as it’s not football.

According to ESPN.com, the Cavaliers may turn to Derrick Williams in Game 4. The rarely used power forward has played just eight minutes this series, but the 6-8 Williams could be utilized as an imposing defender on Kevin Durant.

Williams has shown glimpses of double-double-level talent throughout is career, but he had been deemed surplus by the Cavs this season.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue has struggled to find the right combination of defenders to stop Golden State’s high-powered offense. Perhaps he found something on film that he thinks will work.

At this point, anything is worth a try. The Cavs have nothing to lose, and if Williams can just hold Durant under 25 points it will be viewed as a success.

Cleveland fans do not want to see their beloved team get swept at home, so Lue will have to find a way to motivate his team heading into Friday night’s potentially decisive Game 4.

Thompson looks like himself on offense. The Warriors sharpshooter heads to the bench with 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting (3 of 6 from 3-point range). Bad news for Cleveland.

By the way, here’s a nasty no-look pass from Curry to Shaun Livingston for an easy dunk.