Dallas Mavericks: How to watch the Dirk Nowitzki celebration game

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks play their final home game on April 9 against the Phoenix Suns, and they plan on celebrating Dirk Nowitzki. Here is how fans can watch.

Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki has played 21 stellar seasons in the NBA. From being a 20-year-old rookie that could barely earn 20 minutes a night to winning the MVP and leading the Mavs to a title, Dirk has given fans countless memories.

Nowitzki has been honored in every arena this season. His career is winding down. Dirk has still yet to officially announce his retirement, but the NBA does not want to miss its chance at honoring the legend.

Tonight is Dallas’ chance to salute Dirk Nowitzki. The Mavericks play their final home of the season on April 9 against the Phoenix Suns. Grab a cold drink and the tissue box because the Mavs plan to send the legend out in style. Here is how fans can watch every moment of the action.

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Start time

Tuesday’s game broadcast begins at 7:30 p.m. local time in Dallas, but fans are going to want to tune for the pregame show which begins an hour earlier at 6:30.

How to watch

The game is on local broadcast only. Fox Sports Southwest-Dallas is airing all the festivities, so tune in there. If you are traveling and want to watch online, here is the link.

NBA League Pass would be the way to go for fans outside the Dallas or Phoenix market. The broadcast usually begins showing the arena approximately 30 minutes before it starts, so fans can still catch some of the festivities.

Why root for a Mavs win

Some Mavericks fans have been rooting for the team to lose to improve their lottery odds, but that is a mistake. Supporters should want to send Dirk Nowitzki out the right way with a Mavs victory. The legend brought a championship to Dallas. He took them to the playoffs 15 times in 21 seasons. Dirk loves to win, and fans should always be rooting for a Mavericks victory.

Ultimately, it should be a special night for everyone. The team figures to feed the ball to Nowitzki whenever he is on the court. Could we see him drop 20 points? That is not out of the questions.

Supporters should also see a locked in Luka Doncic. The Mavs heir apparent is going to want to send Dirk out with a victory. It should be a fun night inside the American Airlines Center.

Final thoughts

The Dallas Mavericks play their final home game on Tuesday, and it is going to be a massive celebration for Dirk Nowitzki. Owner Mark Cuban said there will plenty of fanfare after the game as well, so clear your schedule for the entire evening. It should be a fantastic night.

Hopefully, Dirk decides to play one more season. That way fans can celebrate him in every regular season home game next year and in the playoffs. Nowitzki should play his last game in the postseason. It would be a fitting end to his Hall of Famer career.

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Tune in early and stay late tonight because it is going to be a special evening for the Dallas Mavericks, their fans, and Dirk Nowitzki.