'It Was Fantastic': Dirk Nowitzki Scores 20 in Career Finale

'It Was Fantastic': Dirk Nowitzki Scores 20 in Career Finale

'It Was Fantastic': Dirk Nowitzki Scores 20 in Career Finale

Nowitzki reached that spot last season, but LeBron James passed him. And thank you to the San Antonio Spurs for helping to bring out the best in him and having the awareness to make his last night so special for everyone. Nowitzki, who led the Mavericks to their only championship in 2011, had 31,510 points with two games to go. "I put you guys on a helluva ride with a lot of ups and downs, and you guys always stuck with me and supported me, so I appreciate it".

"I promise you that you have a job for life, I don't care what you do", Cuban continued, to roars from fans.

Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, and Larry Bird each gave a speech during the post-game ceremony.

"All the things he did for the NBA", Doncic said. 'He played a fine game, which was great.

A tip of the cap goes to Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki for giving the Spurs hell and showing the basketball community what is means to be a world-class citizen. He's the nicest man ever. "Don't want to know too much", Nowitzki said recently of the plans, which include a giant downtown mural and other tidbits that were detailed in a news release last week around the same time Cuban told fans to show up early and expect to stay late. And there were more tributes and tears from Dirk.

Nowitzki got the start against the Suns and one last roaring ovation from the Mavericks faithful in pregame introductions.

LaMarcus Aldridge poured in 34 points and took 16 rebounds to help propel the San Antonio Spurs to a resounding 105-94 win over the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks cries before the game against the San Antonio Spurs on April 10, 2019 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Nowitzki is a 14-time All-Star and a 12-time All-NBA team member.

Nowitzki was able to turn back the clock, shooting 8 for 21 in 32 minutes, including going 2 for 6 on 3-pointers.

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