Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki visits a Buddhist Temple in Shanghai
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki took some time away from the basketball festivities to visit the Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai on Oct. 3.
The Dallas Mavericks are in China as part of the NBA Global Games this preseason. They have two preseason contests against the Philadelphia 76ers. Wake up early and take in the first game at 6:30 a.m. CT on Oct. 5.
The team is getting ready for the games but also using the trip as a learning experience. The players are experiencing a different culture and enjoying some time away from the court as well.
Dirk visits a Buddhist Temple
Mavericks legend and future first-ballot Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki got a chance to visit the Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai on Oct. 3. Dirk experienced it to the fullest. Check out a little bit of what the legend did courtesy of the Mavs official Twitter account.
Dirk is a fan favorite in China and has had a busy itinerary during the trip. It was good to see him get away and enjoy a bit of down time.
Carlisle gives fans some injury news
Both Nowitzki and Coach Carlisle told reporters it would be multiple weeks before Dirk returned to the court. That likely means he is out for the beginning of the regular season.
Coach Carlisle announced that the next update on Dirk will take place on Oct. 12. That is five days before the Mavericks travel to Phoenix to play the Suns in their regular season opener. If Nowitzki gets clearance to practice on Oct. 12, he won’t miss much regular season action. That would be a welcomed sight for NBA fans everywhere.
Dallas Mavericks icon Dirk Nowitzki visited a Buddhist Temple in Shanghai during the team’s China trip. Seeing how the fans in China have reacted to Dirk is amazing. The NBA is truly a global game, and it is cool to see people in a different country pouring the love on the all-time great.
The Mavs are just hours away from playing their first of two games in China. It will be interesting to see how the fans react to all the Mavericks players. The game should be exciting.
Fans get to witness Luka Doncic guard 2018 Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons in just one of many exciting matchups. Stay tuned.
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