Dallas Mavericks legends Dirk Nowitzki and J.J. Barea were at the Dallas Stars NHL playoff game on April 15 showing support.
Dallas Mavericks fans are still reeling from the retirement of Dirk Nowitzki. The future first-ballot Hall of Famer has been the Mavs leader and face of the franchise for nearly two decades. It will be a little different next season without number 41 on the court.
What is Dirk doing in his retirement? Well, the legend was back at the American Airlines Center on April 15 supporting the Dallas Stars. It was the Stars first home playoff game in 2019. They are facing the Nashville Predators in the opening round of the NHL postseason. The two teams split the first two games in Nashville before the series shifted to Dallas on Monday evening.
Here is a Tweet of Nowitzki and Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea showing their support prior to the game courtesy of the Mavs official Twitter.
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) April 16, 2019
The American Airlines Center crowd was rocking all night, but they erupted when Dirk was shown on the videoboard during the game. Here is the clip courtesy of the Mavericks Twitter.
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) April 16, 2019
Dirk Nowitzki stated his intention to remain in Dallas during his retirement speech. He is hosting his annual celebrity baseball game on June 7. Dirk will continue to be active in the community as he enjoys his retirement. Expect to hear plenty more from the Mavs GOAT in the future.
Dirk Nowitzki and J.J. Barea led the Dallas Mavericks contingent in supporting the Dallas Stars on April 15. The Stars lost 3-2 and trail in the series two games to one. They play again at the American Airlines Center on Wednesday.
Dirk Nowitzki had a magical ending to his 21 year NBA career. The fact that he only played for the Dallas Mavericks is a testament to Dirk’s character. The legend went out with a 30-point performance in his final home game before securing a 20 and ten double-double against the Spurs in his last contest. Dirk is the Dallas Mavericks, and he will be missed.
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