Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki named Global Ambassador for World Cup

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Sean Berry/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Sean Berry/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki was honored by being named Global Ambassador for the upcoming 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.

Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki continues to receive accolades following his recent retirement. He deserves every one. Dirk will go as one of the greatest players in NBA history.

Nowitzki is enjoying the early stages of his retirement, but fans knew he could not stay away from basketball long. Here is a look at Dirk’s latest role.

Global Ambassador at 2019 World Cup

On May 16, the news broke that NBA legends Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, and Yao Ming will be the Global Ambassadors for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. The tournament takes place from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15 in China. U.S.A. basketball has won the last two World Cups and will be looking for a three-peat this fall.

The Dallas Mavericks shared the following tweet to hype Dirk’s involvement with the World Cup.

Nowitzki also took to Twitter to share the news and his excitement for it. Fans can see Dirk’s tweet below.

Dirk played FIBA basketball for Germany from 1997 to 2016. His tenure included winning a silver medal at EuroBasket 2005 and a bronze at the 2002 World Cup. Nowitzki also played in the 2008 Olympics. The Mavericks legend was the perfect choice to be a Global Ambassador at the 2019 World Cup.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks icon Dirk Nowitzki received another honor on Thursday. The future Hall of Famer may be busier in retirement than he was during his playing days. Stay tuned for plenty more Dirk content this offseason.

The Mavericks could have multiple players in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Tunisia (Salah Mejri), Puerto Rico (J.J. Barea), Canada (Dwight Powell), Germany (Maxi Kleber), and Australia (Ryan Broekhoff) all qualified for the event. Broekhoff recently said he won’t compete due to the birth of his child. The other Mavericks could be playing come Aug. 31.

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