The NBA has been going on for a long time and not often do you see one player play an entire career with one team.
The Dallas Mavericks are lucky to be one of those franchises.
June 19, 1978…one Dirk Nowitzki was born.
He was born and raised in Wurzburg, Germany. He would go on to play tennis and basketball.
Dirk wouldn’t go unnoticed in his basketball career, catching the eyes from Rick Pitino in Boston and Don Nelson in Dallas.
Then on June 24, 1998, Nelson would do something that the city of Dallas would never forget.
With the ninth pick in the 1998 NBA Draft, the Milwaukee Bucks selected Dirk, but Nelson would go on to make a draft-day trade, sending Tractor Traylor for Dirk and as they say…the rest is history!
Dirk just completed his 16th season with the Mavericks and holds franchise records in nearly every category possible.
Games, Points, Threes, Rebounds, Minutes, Field Goals, Free Throws
Games, Points, Rebounds, Assists, Steals, Blocks, Minutes, Field Goals, Free Throws
**2007 MVP, 2011 Champion, 2011 NBA Finals MVP
Thanks for all you’ve done for the Mavericks…HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIRK!