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George W. Bush asks Dirk Nowitzki to ‘come and paint with me’

At the end of Mavs legend Dirk Nowitzki’s final home game against the Phoenix Suns, the future Hall of Fame player was given a proper tribute once the game ended, complete with video tributes from people, including one of the former Presidents of the United States.

In a brief video message directed to Nowitzki, George W. Bush popped up to congratulate Nowitzki on a great career, and then told him that if he ever gets bored, he can come and paint with Bush. Known as an avid painter, Bush has done a couple of works since his job as President has come to an end.

During the last two games of his career, Nowitzki went out in style. Against the Phoenix Suns, he put up a 30 point, 8 rebound game, and against the San Antonio Spurs, he finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Not only did Nowitzki play well, but he also received tributes in both cities, with the Spurs also dedicated a video montage of his highlights to him prior to the start of the game.

Needless to say, the respect that other teams and the league, in general, has for Nowitzki is incredible.

Despite having a mediocre year throughout the season for the Mavs, Nowitzki showed that he clearly still has the skills, and along with Dwyane Wade, the two players went out in style, and can now enjoy a long and healthy life knowing that they’ll both be first ballot Hall of Fame players.