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Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki grabs 10,000th career defensive rebounds

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki reached another milestone on April 7 when he grabbed his 10,000th career defensive rebound against the Grizzlies.

Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki continues to etch his name into the NBA history books. He is near the top of numerous lists and continues to move up as Dirk’s 21st and perhaps final season winds down.

The future first-ballot Hall of Famer achieved another milestone against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday evening. Nowitzki grabbed the 10,000th defensive rebound of his career. He became the fifth player in NBA history to surpass that total. Fans can enjoy Dirk’s historic board below courtesy of the Mavs official Twitter.

Nowitzki only played in the first half on April 7. He finished the game with two points, five rebounds, one assist, and one block in 12 minutes of action. The Mavericks ultimately defeated the Grizzlies 129-127 in an entertaining overtime affair.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks icon Dirk Nowitzki grabbed his 10,000th career defensive rebound on Sunday. That made the legend one of only five men in NBA history to accomplish the feat.

Questions about his retirement continue to circle. The 40-year-old has played his best basketball in recent games. Dirk has been honored in every arena this season. The Mavericks are planning a massive celebration of Nowitzki on Tuesday in their final home game of the year. Dirk has not officially announced his retirement and will not make a decision on playing next season until this summer.

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Fans will continue to root for one more year from the Mavs GOAT. Dirk Nowitzki is one of the all-time greats in the NBA. Dallas fans love that he played his entire career with the Mavericks. Keep it tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest on Dirk and the Dallas Mavericks.