Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki moved to tears by tribute video at final home game
Dirk Nowitzki is the greatest player in Dallas Mavericks history — and they made sure he wouldn’t forget it.
The Mavs brought the 40-year-old future Hall of Famer to tears with a tribute video during a matchup against the Phoenix Suns Tuesday.
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The packed house at the American Airlines Center had no chance at holding anything in, either:
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Dallas watched the German legend go out in the only way knows how: a winner.
Over the course of Dirk Nowitzki’s 21-year tenure in the NBA, he’s won an NBA title, MVP award, and has been named to 14 All-Star games. He reminded people why that resume appears as such, tallying 30 points, eight rebounds and one rejection in the team’s 120-109 victory against the Suns.
Though he has yet to confirm whether he’s calling it quits after this season, all signs are now appearing more bleak for a return in 2020.
Either way, nobody could be mad or upset.
Dirk has turned in one of the most unprecedented careers by any player in NBA history, owning averages of 20.7 points and 7.5 rebounds in 1,520 games. He is sixth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
The Mavs have one more game in the regular season against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.