Dirk Nowitzki still is hanging around the NBA, but it’s safe to say Father Time has caught up to the Dallas Mavericks legend.
Nowitzki is coming off a 2017-18 campaign that saw him average 12 points per game, the lowest season average he’s posted since he was a rookie 20 years ago. The 40-year-old, of course, no longer is a superstar in the league, which made him all the more dumbfounded when he took an offseason drug test Saturday.
It’s nice to see Nowitzki is keeping things light in the twilight years of his career.
That said, it’s doubtful anyone will dwell on the veteran forward’s past few mediocre seasons when he decides to hang up his sneakers. Instead, he’ll be remembered as one of the best players of all time, which likely will be recognized via first-ballot Hall of Fame entry.
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