Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki gets a street named after him

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks great Dirk Nowitzki was honored by having a street by the American Airlines Center named after him. Read the latest here.

Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki retired after the 2018-2019 season. He is a Hall of Famer on and off the basketball court. That is why the honors continue rolling in two months after his final game.

Dirk gets a street named after him

On Friday, some news broke regarding the Mavericks icon. Tim MacMahon shared the latest in the following tweet.

Dirk is more than deserving of that honor. He will go down as one of the all-time great basketball players. Nowitzki has also done so much for the city of Dallas and people all over the world.

Here is what Dirk had to say a few days prior about the possibility of the street being named after him courtesy of Brad Townsend.

Many fans will travel down Nowitzki Way to head to Mavs home games. The honor of having a street named after you is usually designated for legends, and Dirk is more than deserving of the honor.

It will not be the last time the city of Dallas or the Mavericks pay tribute to the future first-ballot Hall of Famer. Expect Dirk to have his jersey retired at some point during the 2019-2020 season. Owner Mark Cuban also promised a statue outside the arena during Nowitzki’s retirement announcement. That is just the start for the legend.

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