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Dirk Nowitzki Retires

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Post#1 » by Dirk » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:17 pm

Use this thread to post anything meaningful. Anything you've seen/read online worth sharing. It'd be good to keep all those things in one thread for posterity.

http://www.sportsdaydfw.com/Dirk

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I'll be uploading my own edit of the game in a day or two.

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Post#2 » by TdotRap4Lyfe » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:20 pm

Another legend hanging it up. He is leaving the team in good hands.
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Post#3 » by Clyde Frazier » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:31 pm

Dirk wrote: --


Thanks man, really appreciate it.
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Post#4 » by Captain_Obvious » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:44 pm

Thanks Dirk! An era ends.
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Post#5 » by Archx » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:50 pm

Was reading ESPN article earlier and had no clue how bad his ankle actually was. He needed injections and pills to get over the pain. It is spectacular to me that he even managed to get through the season with no complaining and still thinking that maybe his body will improve to add another year. A remarkable achievement on its own.

And ironically with him retiring i think he put Mavs on the basketball map even more than before. Sometimes people don't realize what they have until it's gone. Him being from EU and doing all those great things for Dallas is even bigger honor to him and us europeans. He truly was a loyal soldier and a fierce competitor who also became a champion. Can't ask for more.
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Post#6 » by Absinthe » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:12 am

What is 41.21.1. I know his jersey number is 41, but I don’t get it.
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Post#7 » by Clyde Frazier » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:50 am

Absinthe wrote:What is 41.21.1. I know his jersey number is 41, but I don’t get it.


21 seasons, "only 1 dirk" so to speak. Yeah i thought it was kinda corny too.
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Post#8 » by Clyde Frazier » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:51 am

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High praise by Pop. Hearing this stuff about Dirk from other bball greats never gets old.
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Post#9 » by arkuo » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:13 am

Absinthe wrote:What is 41.21.1. I know his jersey number is 41, but I don’t get it.



Number 41. 21 years in the NBA. Staying with only 1 team. 41.21.1
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Post#10 » by DrPampiloni » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:23 am

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Absinthe wrote:What is 41.21.1. I know his jersey number is 41, but I don’t get it.


21 seasons, "only 1 dirk" so to speak. Yeah i thought it was kinda corny too.


21 seasons, only 1 team. I didn't find it corny at all. Also won 1 championship, 1 MVP, 1 finals MVP. They did everything right in my eyes.
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Post#11 » by Dirk » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:12 pm

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Absinthe wrote:What is 41.21.1. I know his jersey number is 41, but I don’t get it.


21 seasons, "only 1 dirk" so to speak. Yeah i thought it was kinda corny too.

Here's my edit of the game broadcast (Suns game)


By the way, Barea saying "carry you in the 2011 playoffs haha". And Brian Cardinal also said he still has 6 fouls to give. :lol:

I'll have the Spurs game next.

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Post#12 » by Clyde Frazier » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:02 pm

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A few articles:

The Dirk Nowitzki stories: An oral history of the Dallas Mavericks legend by James Herbert

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/the-dirk-nowitzki-stories-an-oral-history-of-the-dallas-mavericks-legend/

Dirk Nowitzki, a Texan—Now and Forever by Jonathan Tjarks

https://www.theringer.com/nba/2019/4/10/18304485/dirk-nowitzki-dallas-forever

What Dirk means to Dallas: 'It will never be the same without him’ by Tim MacMahon

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26492142/it-never-same-dirk-nowitzki-means-dallas

'They couldn't stop him': The oral history of Dirk's 1998 Nike Hoop Summit by Tim MacMahon

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26325996/dirk-nowitzki-1998-nike-hoop-summit-oral-history

Can’t wait for Stein’s article which I know will be very hard for him to write.
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Post#13 » by Dirk » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:05 pm

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My edit from the game yesterday


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Post#14 » by Clyde Frazier » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:26 pm

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Post#15 » by Clyde Frazier » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:55 pm

This is really cool. The Dallas Morning news put together a site called "Dirk's Domain" which is basically a career retrospective with old articles, infographics, pictures, etc. Can be found here: www.sportsdaydfw.com/Dirk
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Post#16 » by The Sparest » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:19 am

I'm sad to see Dirk's time come to an end, but also thankful for all of the great moments he gave us. It will be strange not seeing him out there when next season starts.
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This team will never be the same. Goodbye Dirk. 

Post#17 » by Soupman » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:52 am

I thought we were never going to win a title.











Thank you Dirk.
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Post#18 » by Dirk » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:36 pm

The Sparest wrote:I'm sad to see Dirk's time come to an end, but also thankful for all of the great moments he gave us. It will be strange not seeing him out there when next season starts.

It's rough. He clearly wanted to carry on, but ultimately understood that his body didn't allow him to. Went out in a good way in the end, but it does stink that we were robbed of seeing a better version of him or maybe an extra year because of the injury. Fortunately, the Mavs are not in no man's land, so we actually have something going and to look forward to.

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It's a good watch on Dirk's career (aired March '18).

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Post#19 » by HMFFL » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:58 pm

I have bee avoiding many of the tribute videos because I don't want this to be true. I hoped for another season of Dirk.
I know it's time and he's going to be around, but it's difficult accepting that he's retired.

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