Dallas Mavericks rumors: Dirk Nowitzki elected to Hall of Fame in star-studded class

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Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki was always going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. The 14-time All-Star was voted to the NBA 75 in 2022, and the selection was easy after 21 years of greatness in a Mavericks uniform plus years spent leading the German National Team.

Dirk is eligible for selection in 2023, and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that Nowitzki will be announced this weekend at the NCAA Final Four as part of a deep and star-studded class that features Dwyane Wade, Pau Gasol, Tony Parker, Gregg Popovich, and Becky Hammon.

It is an incredible and well-deserved honor for the legend. Dirk is unquestionably the greatest Maverick ever, and he was a no-brainer selection for the Hall of Fame. Here is a close look at Dirk’s upcoming honor and how fans can enjoy it with him.

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Dallas Mavericks rumors: Dirk Nowitzki elected to Hall of Fame in star-studded class

The announcement of who was voted in will happen at this weekend’s NCAA Final Four in Houston. This year’s class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA on Aug. 11 and 12. Tickets for the event go on sale on April 1.

Dirk will be the seventh player to wear a Mavericks uniform to be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He joins Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Tim Hardaway Sr., Dennis Rodman, Alex English, and Adrian Dantley. Fans will not want to miss the ceremony as it promises to be another emotional day honoring the Mavs GOAT.

The 2023 Hall of Fame class is loaded with marquee names. Fans knew Dwyane Wade would join Dirk as first-ballot Hall of Famers, but putting in Tony Parker, Gregg Popovich, and Becky Hammon along with Pau Gasol makes it even bigger. MFFLs should try to get to Springfield for the ceremony in August as it promises to be an incredible event.

Congratulations go out to Dirk Nowitzki, and Dallas Mavericks fans should tune in to the NCAA Final Four to see the official announcement. Do not miss it.

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