Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki fires up the FC Dallas crowd

Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki is enjoying his retirement. He was called on to pump up the FC Dallas fans including scoring a hilarious penalty kick.

Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki retired at the end of the season. He spent all 21 years of his career with the Mavs. Dirk had so many unthinkable accomplishments. He will go down as one of the best players in NBA history.

Nowitzki turns 41 in June, so he has plenty of time to enjoy his retirement. Expect Dirk to join the Mavericks in some capacity next season and beyond. The organization will also have his jersey retirement and statue unveiling coming in the years ahead.

Until then, Nowitzki is living it up. Here is what he did on May 11.

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Ignites FC Dallas crowd

Dirk Nowitzki was brought in to lay the ceremonial scarf on the Lamar Hunt statue for the FC Dallas soccer team. Here is a video of Dirk completing the tradition courtesy of the Mavs official Twitter.

Nowitzki also took a penalty kick on the field against Tex Hooper, the FC Dallas mascot. The shot had some hilarious results which fans can see thanks to the Mavericks Twitter.

Luka pokes fun

Dallas Mavericks star rookie Luka Doncic could not resist chiming in on Twitter. Fans can see his reaction here.

Dirk had a reply which you can enjoy below.

The two Mavericks love having fun. It was awesome that they got the chance to share the court for a season. Luka and Dirk shared plenty of laughs along with basketball knowledge.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks icon Dirk Nowitzki fired up the FC Dallas crowd on May 11. Nowitzki is not going away. He has stated his intention to stay in Dallas. Expect to see Dirk plenty in the coming months.

The Mavericks are embarking on their first season without the future Hall of Famer since 1998. They have building blocks in Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, but they need more help to reach the postseason. The front office is committed to making those moves this summer.

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