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Mavs homecourt floor will have Dirk Nowitzki silhouette in place of secondary logo

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Retired Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki is a rare breed among basketball players. He was a man ahead of his time, revolutionizing the way power forwards move in the NBA. The Mavs know how important Dirk was for their franchise and decided to honor him now that he has walked away from the game.

Some hawk-eyed Dallas fans were quick to notice that there was a cover-up on the Mavs court in one of these images. With some guessing what was underneath the mats, Skyler in Dallas revealed just what the Mavs were trying to hide:

You’re not seeing things. Those secondary Mavs logos were replaced with a silhouette of Dirk Nowitzki doing the signature one-step fadeaway.

It’s a fitting tribute to the man who brought the team their first NBA championship against a stacked Miami Heat team in 2011. He has career averages of 20.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.4 assists on a 47% shooting percentage. He was also dangerous from deep, converting 38% of his shots.

He has amassed 31,560 points in his career, making him sixth in the leaderboard for career points. He is niched perfectly between two titans of the game in Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain.

He is a 14-time All-Star, voted MVP in 2006-07, won Finals MVP in 2011 and Teammate of the Year in 2016-17. He was named in four All-NBA First Teams, five All-NBA Second Teams, and three All-NBA Third Teams. He is a sure first-ballot Hall Of Famer five years from now.

While Mavs fans are going to miss the Tall Baller from the G, they will at least hear this beautiful piece of commentary in the future.