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Former NBA star Dirk Nowitzki shows why he is better at hoops than football

Dirk Nowitzki is a hoops legend, but his football skills are somewhat lacking.

Former Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki was honoured by MLS club FC Dallas on Saturday -- and looks like the future NBA Hall of Famer is enjoying retirement. 

Nowitzki signed autographs and took in the scenes at Toyota Stadium, and even lined up for a ceremonial penalty kick before the game. 

Needless to say, he admitted his form was a bit off -- barely getting the ball past FC Dallas mascot Tex Hooper -- saying, "I think I pulled my hip flexor."

Nowitzki called it a career this year...

Photo story: Landon Donovan's indoor soccer debut with San Diego Sockers

Landon Donovan, left, battles with Cory Keitz of the Tacoma Stars.

SAN DIEGO -- The play was vintage Landon Donovan. A right-footed pass took three defenders and the goalkeeper out of the play, allowing a teammate to score at the far post. The crowd roared, his teammates celebrated.

At which point, one could not help but notice the surroundings. The venue was not Dignity Health Sports Park, the renamed home of Donovan's beloved LA Galaxy. Nor was it any of the World Cup venues he has graced over the years. Rather, it was the 62-year-old Pechanga Arena -- formerly...