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Dirk Nowitzki visits child with leukemia in hospital

Dirk Nowitzki

One of the greatest things about being an NBA player is the capacity to really change lives. It might not always be about buying someone a house, or a car, but just being there sometimes. These superstars, through the NBA Cares programs, do a lot for the unfortunate ones.

One of them was little Tatum Teague.

The young Dallas Mavericks fan, unfortunately, has leukemia. She, however, got a little ray of sunshine in her hospital room. That ray was, of course, Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki. The greatest German player of all time is deeply connected with the Dallas community, and acts like this is no longer a rarity when it comes to Nowitzki. Tatum and her family actually got to see the Mavs in action this past March.

All of this is done, according to the official Mavericks website, through the Dallas Mavericks Ticket Block program. The main goal of the program is to help the families whose kids have life-threatening medical problems. They get donated tickets and give them to those families, who then witness the Mavericks in action, live.

Nowitzki is set to enter his 20th season as a Maverick. He is truly a legend for the whole franchise and community.