21 seasons. One team.
On Tuesday, Dirk Nowitzki played in front of Dallas' home crowd at the American Airlines Center for the last time as the Mavericks hosted the Phoenix Suns.
Nowitzki came to play, scoring 30 points (11-31 FG) in his 32 minutes on the court. Not only was it a season-high, Nowitzki is now the oldest player in NBA history to score 30 or more points in a game, passing Michael Jordan.
Michael Jordan was the oldest player in NBA history to score 30. It's now Dirk. https://t.co/uAP9OrVG8T- Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) April 10, 2019
As the 40-year-old has provided Mavericks faithful with a number of memories including the franchise's lone title in 2011, it comes as no surprise that he was honoured accordingly on such a momentous occasion.
Re-live Dirk's final home game with the Mavs through the best sights and sounds from the night…
What a WELCOME for @swish41! 👏pic.twitter.com/oqXbjZHhgD- NBA TV (@NBATV) April 9, 2019
No. 41. 21 seasons. One Team
The Mavs speak on Dirk's impact
🎥: The 2018-2019 team reflects on how much #Dirk has meant to them! pic.twitter.com/9q8wad2XYy- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) April 10, 2019
Former teammates show love
199 teammates over 21 years for #Dirk- FOX Sports Southwest (@FOXSportsSW) April 10, 2019
Guys like @CVBelieve, @jasonterry31, @matrix31 & @MichaelFinley among them. #MFFL | @dallasmavs pic.twitter.com/POtECplPU2
A hot start
Moving up in the record books
Congrats to @swish41 of the @dallasmavs for moving up to 11th on the all-time 3PM list! #MFFL pic.twitter.com/sFz1zyfBqa- NBA (@NBA) April 10, 2019
An emotional night
At the end of this video, we were all in tears. Even Dirk. #GOAT pic.twitter.com/mhZANQX4h7- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) April 10, 2019
A season high
Season-high 22 points for the GOAT! pic.twitter.com/lBNA9HjzlS- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) April 10, 2019
Dunk No. 2 on the season
Dirk throws it down AND HANGS ON THE RIM! 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/za1IfEBH1R- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) April 10, 2019
DIRK DAGGER! 30 FOR THE GOAT! #MFFL pic.twitter.com/dRPR9Uxgzm- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) April 10, 2019
A trip down memory lane
41.21.1.- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) April 10, 2019
Champion. Legend. Our GOAT. pic.twitter.com/y8cMuosE5j
Steve Nash weighs in
Heavy mix of happiness, pride, admiration and anxiety watching @swish41 play his last game in Dallas. What a story he wrote. 🐐 person. Thank you brother!- Steve Nash (@SteveNash) April 10, 2019
The celebration continues
Make sure you're tuning in on @FOXSportsSW for this special post-game celebration! #Dirk #MFFL pic.twitter.com/hJJpl1YJay- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) April 10, 2019
A bunch of legends pulled up for Dirk 🙌 pic.twitter.com/90cnRUYOdj- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 10, 2019
Dirk has officially announced his retirement after 21 seasons with the Mavs.- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 10, 2019
A true legend. 👏 pic.twitter.com/n432C8vAZQ