- Fans and employees of Dallas Mavericks have given Dirk Nowitzki a highly emotional farewell party.
- "That was my last home game," he says in the end.
- The basketball superstar played in his possibly last home game against the Phoenix Suns with a score of 120: 109.
Dirk Nowitzki ends his career. "That was my last home game," said the Dallas Mavericks basketball superstar at the end of the game against the Phoenix Suns. "But I will stay here, this is my new home, with my wife and kids, I have become a Texan, thank you all," said the Würzburger at the celebrations in the arena.
Was previously celebrated for safety. Fans and employees of the Dallas Mavericks prepared Nowitzki a farewell party, which began with a highly emotional reception even before the match started. At the American Airlines Center, thousands of masks with Nowitzki's face lay on the seats before the match. The 40-year-old Würzburger moved on his arrival in the hall by a trellis of hundreds of fans and employees and all clapped off. They accompanied the arrival with loud "Dirk" calls.
In the 120: 109 over the Phoenix Suns Nowitzki showed the best season performance with 30 points. The tears came to him because of the atmosphere.
Nowitzki had previously left open whether he dranhängt another 22nd year in the North American professional league NBA. Contrary to his announcement, to make a decision about his future only on vacation, made the 40-year-old already now.
In honor of his successful career, the employees of the Mavericks almost wore a T-shirt with the inscription "41.21.1." At the home game. The 41 is Nowitzki's number, he plays season number 21 for this one club. Also coach Rick Carlisle had put on the special shirt.
Fans had made signs showing his name and "one more year". The team published a video in which Nowitzki's colleagues describe Nowitzki's importance to the city and the mavericks. The Nowitzki movie "The Perfect Throw" ran before the match on the video cube of the basketball arena.