At power forward, from Würzburg, Germany, number 41, DIRK NOWITZKI! This has sounded through the American Airlines Arena for 21 years now…
But Dirk has a come a long way. From a small town in Germany with 120.000 inhabitants, to the Wild West in Dallas, Texas. From playing in front of 3000 people in the Second German Basketball Division to battling for a championship in the NBA Finals. From being the German Wunderkind to becoming the GOAT of German sports.
No player has ever played more years for one franchise, no player has ever played more games for one franchise. Dirk is the definition of loyalty, he is the face of the Dallas Mavericks franchise, he is The Maverick.
Let’s celebrate Dirk, NBA MVP, NBA Champion & NBA Finals MVP. He revolutionized the game of basketball with his shooting touch and became a role-model for a whole generation of basketball players after him. He is the greatest European basketball player of all time. Cheers to Dirk Nowitzki!