Dirk Nowitzki Rumors

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Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki
Position: F
Born: 06/19/78
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary: $5,000,000
Many fans have compared Porzingis to Dirk Nowitzki, a 14-time All-Star and the NBA’s No. 6 all-time leading scorer who just retired two months ago after playing 21 seasons for the Mavs. “There are similarities between Kristaps and Dirk Nowitzki,” Carlisle said. “They’re both seven-footers that can really shoot the ball, but Kristaps’ game is quite different than Dirk’s. “We’ve had great success in Dallas playing with a seven-foot guy that can shoot the ball, so we have a lot of experience with how to enable him to play well and help us win games.”
Nowitzki looks relaxed and happy, with a neatly trimmed beard surrounding a wide smile, nearly two months after announcing his retirement on the court after his final home game in his record 21st season with the same franchise. “It’s been everything I dreamed of, drinking, eating everything in sight,” Nowitzki said after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a Texas Rangers game this past week. “On vacation without really worrying about anything, about staying in shape. I’m going to start working out again and enjoying that. But as of now, I have zero motivation to go work out.”
2 weeks ago via ESPN
Storyline: Dirk Nowitzki Retirement
During the emotional ceremony after the home finale, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban promised the best player in franchise history a job for life. Nowitzki says it’ll be at least a few years before he takes Cuban up on the offer — or decides to do something else. “I’m sure there’s another challenge out there waiting for me,” Nowitzki said. “As of now, I don’t think that’s something I think about. I want to do some stuff that I wasn’t able to do the last 20 years. Eventually, that’s going to get a little old and I need a new challenge in life.”
2 weeks ago via ESPN
Why bring this up now? It’s because several years ago Nowitzki told The News that, some day, he intended to go through the time-consuming process of becoming a United States citizen, giving him dual citizenship here and in his native Germany. Now that Nowitzki has been an NBA retiree for two months, we circled back to him on the U.S. citizenship question. Here’s what he told us: “We’re in the process of getting a green card,” Nowitzki said of he and his Swedish-born wife, Jessica. “So once we accomplish that, then you have to be a green-card holder for, I think, over five years before you can even think about doing that [becoming a U.S. citizen]. So we’re going to do that and see how it goes. But obviously our [three] kids were born here and they all have U.S. passports and the wifey and I have been on a visa for the last few years. “So hopefully that’s going to be accomplished soon.”