NBA News: Dirk Nowitzki remains in Mavericks for two more years

NBA News: Dirk Nowitzki remains in Mavericks for two more years

The Dallas Mavericks confirmed that NBA superstar Dirk Nowitzki re-signed a two year contract with them, Wednesday.

The 39-year-old basketball legend inked a $50 million contract with the Mavericks, $10 million more than the deal initially reported. The 13-time NBA All-Star Nowitzki played 18 years in Dallas making him the longest-tenured NBA player with one team.

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This contract might be his last contract for his NBA career before heading to the retirement.

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Dirk Nowitzki is one of the greatest basketball players and a sure-fire Hall of Famer in NBA. He was named as the finals MVP in 2011 when they defeated Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh trio of Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. He also named as the NBA season MVP in 2007, a 19-time NBA All-Star and four times named to the All-NBA First Team.

Dirk Nowitzki also holds the top spots of several categories in Dallas Mavericks such scored points, rebounds, free throws, field goal, three-point field goals, starts and minutes on the court.

After last NBA season, he became the sixth player to score a 29,000 career points and he also passed Shaquille O’Neal in the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Among other all-time NBA lists, he ranks 30th in rebounds, 12th in field goals, 15th in three-point field goals, seventh in free throws, 12th in games and 11th in minutes.

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The Dallas Mavericks added some fire power this offseason by acquiring guard Seth Curry and two former Golden State Warriors in Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut.

Dirk Nowitzki was originally drafted by Milwaukee Bucks in 1998 NBA Draft. He came to the Mavericks when he was traded for Robert Traylor on draft day.

Heading to his retirement in the NBA, Nowitzki is no doubt the greatest player to wear a Dallas Mavericks jersey in the franchise’s history.

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