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Mavs icon Dirk Nowitzki donates $100,000 for coronavirus relief efforts

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Former Mavs superstar Dirk Nowitzki and his foundation have donated $100,000 to the North Texas Food Bank, which will help provide more than 14,000 food boxes to those who were affected by the coronavirus pandemic and need a meal.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was the first owner to offer to pay for arena workers after the NBA suspended the season following Utah Jazz All-Star center Rudy Gobert’s positive COVID-19 test.

Numerous NBA teams and players have followed suit after the Mavs stepped up.

Dirk Nowitzki retired from the NBA at the conclusion of the 2018-19 season. However, Dallas is still Nowitzki’s city and home and he’s always going to be active in the community.

As we all know, Dirk is the best player in Mavs franchise history. He was a 14-time All-Star with Dallas, the 2007 regular season MVP and the 2011 Finals MVP.

The Mavs defeated LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals, bringing the city its first-ever championship.

Nowitzki averaged 20.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists during his illustrious career. He will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer one day. Luckily for the Mavs, they were able to draft Luka Doncic and trade for Kristaps Porzingis. The franchise now has two cornerstones after losing one of the best players in NBA history in Nowitzki.