Dirk Nowitzki on Mark Cuban’s Final Game Surprise
Dirk Nowitzki has been a pioneer for international players everywhere. Nowitzki has been the consummate professional since being drafted as the ninth pick in the 1998 NBA draft.
In his 20th season, it has been largely speculated that just like fellow All-Star Dwyane Wade that this season could also be his “Last Dance”.
“Its been a fun ride, emotional at times, but I’m appreciative of the fans here and on the road for them to respect me and show me love it’s been amazing,” said Nowitzki. “At times a little overwhelmed with it but trying to make the best out of it enjoy it, soak it all up, and eventually they’ll forget about me.”
NBA fans forgetting about his career is seemingly unlikely because of how he not only has pioneered the stretch big position but also being a trailblazer for international players.
Nowitzki heads into tonight averaging 20.7 PPG and 7.5 RPG for his career. As well as being a 2011 NBA Champion and Finals MVP, 2007 league MVP and a 14-time NBA All-Star, he has proven himself to be an unquestioned future Hall-of-Famer. These Accolades also don’t take into consideration his notable career in Germany with DJK Würzburg as well as his accomplishments in the FIBA World Cup.
For Nowitzki being drafted and flying into Dallas is one of his first and fondest memories and describe his career as a “blur”. Dirk could be heading into his final two games this week but, he has also not denied the fact that he could be returning next season.