As Dwyane Wade makes his farewell tour all through arenas across the NBA, many followers have been preserving their eyes on one other growing old veteran in Dirk Nowitzki. The Dallas Mavericks legend is in his 21st season within the NBA and it appears as if everyone seems to be assuming that he’ll retire on the finish the season. Dirk has by no means actually confirmed this information so it is attention-grabbing to see so many assumptions being made. Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant additionally finds these assumptions peculiar. The Mavericks routed the Warriors 126-91 on Saturday as Dirk scored a season-high 21 factors. After the sport, Durant was requested about Dirk’s retirement, though he did not appear too amused by the query.
“Has Dirk retired but? I really feel like all people’s pushing him out the league,” Durant stated in response to Complex. “So, I am going to wait til he makes his ficial announcement to actually touch upon that.”
Just a number of weeks in the past, Nowitzki spoke about how he hopes to have the power to go no less than yet another season earlier than retiring.
“I believe I will make that call afterward, however I believe the longer term’s vivid,” Nowitzki informed ESPN. “I might like to be there for the younger guys yet another yr, however I believe it will depend on how the physique feels. I’ve had some points, clearly, this yr. I had some knee swelling right here the previous couple of weeks, really earlier than the All-Star break, so it is not all nice. But like I stated, I’m feeling higher. I’m feeling a bit stronger.”
With a file 29-44, the Mavericks are 14th within the Western Conference.