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Dirk Nowitzki at peace with the Mavs not contending late in his career

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Dirk Nowitzki at peace with the Mavs not contending late in his career


Dirk Nowitzki continues to make history.

Last year Dirk etched another achievement into his already first ballot Hall of Fame resume by joining NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, and Karl Malone in the 30,000 points club. Dirk was the sixth player to ever reach the accomplishment.

On Monday night, Nowitzki added yet another incredible accomplishment by being the sixth player in history to reach 50,000 minutes played,  joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kevin Garnett, Jason Kidd, and Elvin Hayes as the only players in NBA history to accomplish that feat.

Nowitzki’s milestone was one of the very few bright spots for the Dallas this season, as the building Mavericks fell to the Clippers 104-101 on Monday night in LA.

Nowitzki says he’s made peace with the reality that he will likely end his illustrious career in Dallas without another NBA championship.

“I just think I pride myself with this city, with this organization, whatever this city or this franchise goes through, I want to push it through,” Nowitzki said per the Associated Press. “I want to be there for it. If it’s rebuilding, I want to push it through and help as much as I can. If we’re playing for a championship, then I’ll do that.”

You can read more about Dirk Nowitzki’s comments and find his entire interview with the Associated Press here.


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