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Dirk Nowitzki announces retirement after final Dallas Mavericks home game

11 April, 2019, 00:24 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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Following the Mavericks' victory against the Phoenix Suns, during which Nowitzki scored a season-high 30 points, the team held a heartfelt ceremony for the big German.

Last month, he gave the home folks the thrill of passing Wilt Chamberlain to regain sixth on the career scoring list.

Ray Spalding poked the ball away from Dirk Nowitzki and had a clear path to the opposite basket.

"I'll promise you that you have a job for life".

Charles Barkley was in attendance and also paid tribute to Nowitzki, calling him "the nicest man ever".

Before the game, an extraordinary scene unfolded at the arena, as scores of Mavericks employees lined a parking garage to cheer the arrival of Nowitzki.


He was selected to the All-Star game 14 times and also earned the NBA MVP award in 2007 and the Finals MVP in 2011.

Re-live Dirk's final home game with the Mavs through the best sights and sounds from the night... I know what you're going through, saying goodbye to a career you love is never easy, I've been there. "I want to see how my body feels the last couple of weeks". I think we should look at that part of it.

After returning from his ankle injury, Nowitzki notched career lows this season in most major categories.

The news came on the heels of a season full of speculation over Nowitzki's future plans and a pregame setup that hinted that this might be his last game in Dallas. "The first thing people say is 'What's this guy like, what's this guy like?' Cause all of these guys are great players".

With his 51-point performance, Crawford became the oldest player (39 years, 20 days) in National Basketball Association history to drop 50 in a single outing, passing Michael Jordan's 45-point total he accomplished in 2001 as a member of the Washington Wizards.

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