Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki honored by Texas state government

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) /

Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki received a massive honor when the Texas state government recognized the legend on May 14.

Dallas Mavericks fans are still reeling from the retirement of Dirk Nowitzki. The legend played 21 seasons in Dallas and will go down as one of the greatest players in NBA history. Many Mavs fans have never experienced their squad without Dirk. It was sad to see him go, but everyone should be thankful they had 21 years with Nowitzki on the Mavericks.

The Mavs GOAT is enjoying his retirement these days. He has already received honors and took a well-deserved vacation. Another acknowledgment came on May 14.

Dirk honored by Texas government

Dirk Nowitzki was first honored in a meeting with Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Supporters can view a short video here.

He then received an ovation in front of the Texas House of Representatives. See it below courtesy of the Mavericks Twitter.

Dirk was also honored by the Texas Senate which fans can see here.

Nowitzki has done so much for Dallas and the state of Texas. It was a well-deserved honor for the legend. Expect the accolades to continue pouring in for Dirk.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks icon Dirk Nowitzki was honored by the Texas Senate, House of Representatives, and Governor on May 14. It was well-deserved recognition for the legend.

The Mavericks did not have their best day on Tuesday. Their first-round pick went to the Hawks to complete the Luka Doncic trade. The Mavs are locked into the 37th overall selection as their only 2019 draft pick. The front office will also be focusing on free agency to improve the Mavericks roster.

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