Basketball superstar dirk nowitzki receives another special award from the NBA toward the end of his career.
The 40-year-old pro from the dallas mavericks and dwyane wade from the miami heat were each named by NBA commissioner adam silver to the all-star game of the north american professional league in charlotte on february 17. February in charlotte, the NBA announced. Both "embody the best of the NBA: remarkable skills, drive and professionalism as well as deep dedication to strengthen their communities and make the game in the world rougher," said silver.
For nowitzki, who will probably end his career after this season, it is his 14. Appointment to the allstar game. He is already scheduled to be the honorary coach of a world selection at the show duel of the best young professionals two days earlier.
With the inclusion of nowitzki and wade, 26 players are now taking part in the all-star meeting, and the two team captains lebron james and giannis antetokounmpo are choosing their teams. Nowitzki’s teammate doncic, on the other hand, missed an invitation to the all-star game. In the voting of the fans, the NBA rookie was still in the lead, but fell out again through the votes of the professionals and media.
Before nowitzki was nominated, the mavericks had prepared for the time after wurzburger with a transfer coup. In a swap deal totaling seven players with the new york knicks, the texans signed latvian star kristaps porzingis, among others.
The mavs thus signed the third european top pro after nowitzki and slovenia’s european champion luka doncic. 23-year-old porzingis is currently out for the long term after suffering a knee injury. "If you have the chance to get a player of this caliber, you have to do it," nowitzki said. Porzingis is joined by tim hardaway, jr., trey burke and courtney lee to the mavs. They give there for dennis smith jr., deandre jordan and wesley matthews as well as later two up-and-coming players from.
The slight athletic trend of dallas and nowitzki was stopped for the time being. After three wins in four games, the texans suffered an 89-93 (49-45) defeat at the hands of the detroit pistons. The mavs were already leading by 14 points at one point, but gave up a possible victory in the last quarter. Nowitzki scored seven points in 13 minutes, teammate maxi kleber had four payers and eight rebounds. Dallas is still well behind the playoff ranks in the western conference.