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
The Dirk Nowitzki era of Dallas Mavericks basketball came to an end after 21 seasons earlier this spring, but the legacy of the greatest player in franchise history is sure to carry on for generations. And the 2011 NBA Finals MVP and 14-time All-Star isn’t departing the hardwood for good without giving a proper thank you — or three — to the fans who were there for the ride that spanned more than two decades. Nowitzki took out an ad in Sunday’s edition of The News to give one more simple but eloquent thank you to the city of Dallas. Needless to say, his playing days may be over, but Nowitzki isn’t vanishing from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex for good.
Storyline: Dirk Nowitzki Retirement?
Dirk Nowitzk: Dallas, Twenty-one seasons. One team. My home. No stat, no record, no award in this game means more to me. We won an NBA Championship together. From the moment I arrived in Dallas riding on this amazing roller coaster, you lifted me, supported me, pushed me to work harder. So many memories. So many stories. They are not only mine. They are ours. This is THANK YOU Mavs fans, from the bottom of my heart, for taking in a kid from Wurzburg and making me one of your own. I will miss playing, but I can’t wait to start the next chapter with you. Forever and grateful, forever yours, and forever a Dallas Maverick. — Dirk Nowitzki
Nagging injuries, however, took their toll on his body and continuing his career past the current season was impossible. “What I did not want to happen under any circumstance was to say goodbye and be sitting at home, thinking ‘damn, you would really like to play now. Why did you do this’,” he said. “But my body was not good. To be honest my foot where I had surgery last year was not well throughout the year. I knew it would not be getting any better.”