By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Dirk Nowitzki has had an unforgettable farewell tour as he retired after the 21-year-long career with the Dallas Mavericks during which he led them to the franchise’s only NBA championship so far.
The 40-year-old German used the Sunday edition of the Dallas News and thanked the city and fans for everything.
Here is what Dirk had to say to the Mavericks fans:
One team. My home.
No stat, no record, no award in this game means more to me.
We won an NBA Championship together.
From the moment I arrived in Dallas riding on this amazing roller coaster, you lifted me, supported me, pushed me to work harder.
So many memories. So many stories. They are not only mine. They are ours.
This is THANK YOU Mavs fans, from the bottom of my heart, for taking in a kid from Wurzburg and making me one of your own.
I will miss playing, but I can’t wait to start the next chapter with you.
Forever and grateful, forever yours, and forever a Dallas Maverick.
— Dirk Nowitzki