The Dallas Mavericks said goodbye to their GOAT Dirk Nowitzki during the 2018-2019 season. It was Luka Doncic’s rookie year, and fans saw the legend passing the torch as he was honored in every city.
It culminated with an emotional final home game where Nowitzki officially announced his retirement after dropping 30 points in a win over the Suns. Dirk’s final game was in San Antonio where he had a 20-point double-double to end his legendary career.
Mavs owner Mark Cuban was in attendance for each of his final two games, but he was dealing with a health issue. Here is a closer look at Cuban’s latest Tweet, and how it relates to a current story in the sports world.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had a heart problem before Dirk Nowitzki’s retirement game
Current Arizona Cardinals defensive end and future Hall of Famer J.J. Watt announced that he would play on Sunday just days after having his heart shocked back into rhythm by a defibrillator.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban shared his story with AFib to support Watt on Oct. 2, and fans can see Cuban’s tweet below for the details.
Cuban’s date in the Tweet was a bit off as Dirk’s final home game happened on April 9, 2019, and his final NBA game took place the following night in San Antonio. Regardless, Cuban sharing his story and supporting someone who suffered a similar health issue was not something fans expected to se on Sunday.
Cuban reports he has not had an issue since, and hopefully, things stay that way for the 64-year-old billionaire.
Dirk Nowitzki’s final season was emotional for every Mavericks fan, and it all came out during his final home game as fans watched the legend holding back tears on the court during the tributes throughout the contest. Credit to Cuban and the team for giving Nowitzki the sendoff he deserved, which turned even more impressive after knowing the Mavs owner was battling a serious health issue.