Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki joins Ben & Skin to talk retirement and a Luka prank

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for UNICEF USA)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for UNICEF USA) /

Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki stopped by the Ben and Skin show to discuss his retirement, a prank Luka Doncic played on him, and more.

The Dallas Mavericks are heading into the All-Star break with 33 wins. That matches their total after all 82 games last season. They are back in the thick of the playoff race with a bright future built around Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.

The Mavs are doing it all in their first season without Dirk Nowitzki since 1998. The legend retired after 21 seasons in Dallas. He brought the Mavericks a championship and so many memorable moments. He will go down as one of the all-time greats.

Dirk has been living it up in retirement, though. The Mavs GOAT joined the Ben and Skin show on Feb. 12. Fans can listen to the entire 24-plus minutes here.

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Learning in retirement

Nowitzki discussed what he is up to in his retirement. He is heading to Europe and continues being honored. Dirk talked a lot about developing new skills. He wants to learn a new language and expand his musical talents. Nowitzki can already play the piano, drums, saxophone, and guitar.


He also talked about the statue Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks are planning to put up in his honor. Dirk does not want to part of the process, but his team will be. Expect it to be an excellent tribute to the legend.

Luka pulls a prank on Dirk

Nowitzki also shared a story of Luka Doncic pulling a prank on him. Dirk left his cell phone as he was getting treatment at the Mavs facility, and Luka took a plethora of selfies for the legend to enjoy. Hear Nowitzki tell the hilarious story.

Dirk discusses numerous other topics with Ben and Skin. It was fantastic to hear that he is enjoying his retirement. Well wishes to the legend. The Dallas Mavericks will be honoring him plenty over the next few years. He is deserving of every bit of it and more.

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