Dirk Nowitzki quietly said goodbye

The Dallas Mavericks Legend retired after 21 seasons in the NBA

DALLAS, TX – June 16 2011: Dirk Nowitzki waves to fans during the Dallas Mavericks NBA Finals Victory celebration

By Harley Kock

While some guys like Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade went on a year long retirement tours, Dirk Nowitzki didn’t say goodbye until his final game in Dallas.

Nowitzki ended a career filled with great accomplishments. He was the 2006-07 league MVP, the 2011 NBA Finals MVP, a 12-time All-NBA selection, a 14-time All-Star and is 6th all-time in total points scored. His one NBA title came against a Miami Heat squad featuring LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in the 2011 Finals, further cementing his legacy.

Nowitzki is arguably the best international player in league history. He helped destroy preconceived notions about European players being to “soft” to make it in the NBA.

Its fitting that his final season came in the first for Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks new rising international star.

Nowitzki will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, it’s just a matter of time. While we wait, we can always look back at the shot that will get him there.

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