The Dallas Mavericks gave Dirk Nowitzki a night to remember on Jan. 5 when they raised his number 41 into the rafters forever. There were special guests and tributes with the night being capped by Dirk’s emotional and heartfelt speech to his fans and supporters. Nowitzki deserved every second of it and more honors are on the horizon.
The Mavericks GOAT will be a key part of All-Star weekend after being named as an ambassador as the NBA celebrates its 75th anniversary. He will be honored alongside the other members of the league’s NBA 75, and fans should be watching closely to see what the league has in store for Dirk in Cleveland.
The honors are not stopping there as Nowitzki was named grand marshal of the annual Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day parade set to take place on March 12. Here is a closer look at his latest honor.
Dirk Nowitzki named grand marshal of Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day parade
The coronavirus pandemic canceled the annual parade in 2020 and 2021, but it is finally back in March to celebrate its 41st year making the Mavericks number 41 the only choice for grand marshal. The parade begins at 11 a.m. CT on March 12 and is expected to attract a massive crowd. Fans should go out to show some love to Dirk.
Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban supports the parade and has previously served as grand marshal. No word yet if he will be part of this year’s festivities, but it is a free event and a chance to see Dirk Nowitzki up close.
The Dallas Mavericks are far from done honoring Dirk Nowitzki. His playing career is over, but the team has a statue unveiling on the horizon and is looking to make him a full-time part of the organization when the Tall Baller from the G is ready. Expect to hear plenty more from Dirk going forward as he tries to help the Mavs build a title contender around superstar Luka Doncic.