(CBS Local)- The Dallas Mavericks and their fans said farewell to one of the franchise’s and league’s all-time greats this season when forward Dirk Nowitzki announced he was retiring from the game. Dirk has been a mainstay in the Dallas sports scene for the past two decades and his mark will always be left on the franchise. That idea is something that CBS Sports NBA writer James Herbert did an oral history on and discussed with CBS Local.
“In many ways he is the Mavericks. That is what a lot of people around him said,” said Herbert. “It’s an interesting career arc for him because when he came into the league, he was so unsure of himself. Talking to Donnie Nelson who was there when he was drafted, they weren’t even sure he would come over. They had to fly over to Germany and speak with him and his mentor.”
Once he did decide to come over, things weren’t easy in the beginning and Dirk struggled. Despite our now fond view of…
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