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Dallas Mavericks set to retire Dirk Nowitzki’s No. 41 jersey on Jan. 5 game against the Warriors

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When the Golden State Warriors travel to Dallas on Jan. 5 for a game against Luka Doncic and the Mavericks, the home team will honor one of its franchise legends at American Airlines Center.

On Friday, the Mavericks announced they will retire Dirk Nowitzki’s No. 41 jersey that day.

Via @dallasmavs on Twitter:

During his 21-season run with the Mavericks, Nowitzki averaged 20.7 points per game on 47.1% shooting from the field with 7.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest. When he retired from the game in 2019, Nowitzki was the franchise leader in points, games, rebounds, 3-pointers, blocks and more.

Nowitzki led the Mavericks to 15 playoff appearances, including an NBA championship run in 2011 past LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat.

The 7-foot German has a decorated list of awards that includes 14 NBA All-Star Game appearances, four All-NBA First Teams and a Most Valuable Player award in 2007.

After being named league MVP, Nowitzki’s Mavericks were upset in the first round of the playoffs by the No. 8 seed “We Believe” Warriors team led by Baron Davis, Jason Richardson, Al Harrington, Matt Barnes, Monta Ellis and Stephen Jackson.

Tipoff between the Warriors and Mavericks is set for 4:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Jan. 5 in Dallas.

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