Steve Nash reunites with retired former Dallas teammate Dirk Nowitzki
Nash, who now serves as a soccer analyst for Turner Sports, recently invited Nowitzki to take part in a wide-ranging interview inside the American Airlines Center. Amid their walk-along sort of discussion, the two legends reminisced about their playing days in the NBA, and Nowitzki noted his love for Bayern Munich.
As the two stars made their way into the Mavs locker room, Nowitzki was pleased to see that the Mavs still have a locker reserved in his name.
“Hey, that’s respect,” Nowitzki said with a big smile. “I’m still there.”
Nowitzki has retired, but he still has a deep love for the game of basketball. However, he seems to be comfortable with his decision to step away:
“It’s gonna be weird when the season starts, for sure” Nowitzki said of the upcoming NBA season and his retirement. “But as of now, I’m actually doing great with it.”
As the interview went on, Nash and Nowitzki made their way to the Mavs’ practice court, where the two participated in the “Header Challenge.” Nash has been doing the Header Challenge with basketball players from around the NBA landscape, including Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic. Together, Nash and Nowitzki were able to head the ball back and forth to one another 56 times.
The score was better than that of Luka Doncic, so Nowitzki talked a bit of friendly trash:
“At least we beat Luka,” Nowitzki said after taking the Header Challenge with Nash. “It’s not close to Giannis, though.”
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Though they’re both retired from basketball now, it’s nice to see these two former teammates hamming it up once more. And hey, it looks like they still share a bit of chemistry.