Dallas Mavs withdraws No.41 jersey from Dirk Nowitzki

DALLAS – No one on the Dallas Mavericks will wear the number 41 again. The team will withdraw star forward Dirk Nowitzki’s jersey at the American Airlines Centers on Wednesday night after a game against the Golden State Warriors.

Nowitzki’s jersey will be the fourth the Mavs have withdrawn. Selected as the ninth pick in the first round in 1998, Nowitzki turned down college offers and joined the league. The former German professional basketball player is the only player in the league to have played for the same team for 21 seasons and was the fourth German player in NBA history.

Nowitzki broke the limits of the Mavs, leading them to the finals twice and winning them their only championship in 2011. He won the MVP award in 2007 and the NBA Finals MVP award in 2011. Nowitzki is the first Maverick elected in a All NBA team. and holds numerous records for the Mavs. He ranks sixth among the NBA’s all-time all-time scorers with 31,560 points, and is the league’s highest foreign-born player.

Nowitzki’s playing career ended in 2019, but his loyalty to the Mavs never ended. The 14-time NBA All-Star is currently his team’s team advisor. In 2020, Nowitzki was selected for the NBA 75e Anniversary team, where a committee selected 75 of the greatest players in the history of the league.

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