Dallas Mavericks First Ballot Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki is a legend both overseas and in the NBA. He has been dubbed the greatest European player ever. The Würzbur, Germany native, is 69 points away from passing Wilt Chamberlain for sixth on the all-time scoring list with 31,351 points.
Dirk is now only 69 points shy of passing Wilt Chamberlain.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 28, 2019
Throughout his course, Nowitzki has made 14 All-Star appearances, two Finals appearances finishing with a won and a loss against the Miami Heat. He also has a Finals MVP and a regular season MVP to his name. He has not officially announced his retirement yet but has already stated he wants to be involved with the game of basketball in some fashion once he decided to retire. Could being a team owner be in his future?
Earlier this season I spoke with Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban to engage his interest in the possibility of Dirk Nowitzki owning a piece of the team.
Cuban responded “Sure.”
After the Mavericks recent 110-101 home victory against Indiana Pacers, I spoke with Dirk to get his response.
“It is an honor that he said that, I want to focus on me still playing, and whatever I decided to do after my career. We will cross that bridge when we get there,” Nowitzki told me.
The Mavericks next game is on Saturday at home against the Memphis Grizzlies at the American Airlines Center.