Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki gave the team perfect advice before their final home game. See the latest episode of Mavs Full Court Press.
Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki wrapped up his Hall of Fame career in style. He dropped 30 points in the Mavs final home game before being honored on the court where Dirk made his retirement official. Then, Nowitzki put the final touch of his 21 seasons with a 20 and ten game against the Spurs.
He made such a profound impact on and off the basketball court. Dirk is a legend, one of the best players in NBA history, and the Mavericks. Playing 21 seasons all in Dallas is amazing by itself. There will never be another Dirk Nowitzki.
Owner Mark Cuban promised the Dallas Mavericks final home game of the 2018-2019 season would be a cannot miss affair. The plan was to honor Dirk whether he decided to retire or return next season. The Mavs exceeded all expectations that evening. Fans can see all the in-arena tributes from the game here.
Nowitzki wanted to put on a show for the fans as well. He shared some outstanding advice to the team before the game. Fans can read it here in the following Tweet by the Mavericks official Twitter account.
“Play good defense and pass me the ball!”
Words to live by. Relive Dirk’s final home game with some incredible never-before-seen footage from his emotional Dallas farewell in Episode 12 of Full Court Press. https://t.co/T2F2uW8VVd
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) April 24, 2019
That motto should have often been the case for Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks. There is a reason Dirk is sixth all-time in scoring. He has been the Mavs franchise player since 2000.
It will be the dawning of a new area next season with Nowitzki retired.
The Mavericks dropped a ton of never before seen footage of Dirk’s final games in latest episode of Full Court Press. Fans can see the entire show here.
Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki is officially retired. He went out with two vintage performances and provided some stellar advice to his teammates. It was sad to see Dirk go, but thankfully fans had 21 years to enjoy his greatness.
The Mavericks will begin the season without Nowitzki on the roster for the first time since 1998 this fall. The team will be built around Luka Doncic. The 20-year-old will have Kristaps Porzingis playing the co-starring role. Dallas hopes to return to the playoff for the first time since 2016.
It should be an exciting offseason and built up to next season for the Dallas Mavericks. Keep checking back to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest news, opinions, and analysis on the Mavs.