NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki has decided he will play for Germany at the upcoming

European Championships, as an Olympic berth is on the line for his country.

Nowitzki will be joined by Los Angeles Clippers big man Chris Kaman who’s also committed to the team.

The European Championships are being held Aug.31-Sept. 18 in Lithuania with the two finalists qualifying for the 2012 Olympics in London. The Germans are in a group with France, Italy, Serbia, Latvia and Israel.