Harrison Barnes tells Trae Young what it’s like playing with Dirk Nowitzki
Barnes was teammates with Nowitzki for a little bit on the Mavs, so the veteran small forward shared some insight on what the future Hall of Famer was like as a teammate and person with Young.
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Dirk Nowitzki retired from the NBA after the end of the 2018-19 season. He played in 51 games for the Mavs in 2018-19 before calling it quits. He’s the best player in Dallas’ franchise history and it’s not even close.
The German sharpshooter averaged 20.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists with the Mavs. He was the 2007 regular-season MVP and the 2011 Finals MVP after leading Dallas to the championship over LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat.
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 is still Nowitzki’s city and home and he’s always going to be active in the community.
Harrison Barnes got traded by the Mavs to the Sacramento Kings last season while a game was actually going on still. Trae Young, meanwhile, is the new franchise star for the Atlanta Hawks and teammates with Vince Carter — who also happens to have played with Dirk in Dallas.