Dirk has already been saying goodbye to many around the league.
Much like Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki has been going on a farewell tour of sorts this season. Everywhere Dirk goes, he gets a huge standing ovation. That was on full display just a few days ago when the Los Angeles Clippers stopped their game to make sure the crowd gave Nowitzki a proper goodbye. It was a touching moment that Dirk will sure remember. The only problem with it though is that as it turns out, the lifelong Dallas Mavericks player might not retire after all.
"I'd love to be there for the young guys one more year, but I think it depends on how the body feels," Nowitzki said according to ESPN. "I've had some issues, obviously, this year. I had some knee swelling here the last few weeks, actually before the All-Star break, so it's not all great. But like I said, I am feeling better. I am feeling a little stronger."
These comments came after Nowitzki dropped a solid 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists in the team's win against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. The NBA champion is saying that he will make a concrete decision this summer and that the team is in for a bright future with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.
"I think I'm going to make that decision later on, but I think the future's bright. I think Luka and KP, if they stay healthy, stay together, they should be a great combo," Nowitzki said. "They should play great off each other. Both have an incredible skill set for their size, incredible playmaking ability for their size. They should jell well, but we have to see how it goes next year."
The Mavericks are currently ranked 12th in the Western Conference with a record of 27-34.