NBA — 26 April 2016
Dirk Nowitzki Shoots Down Retirement Talk

The Mavericks have gone fishing’ for the summer and at the conclusion of each season, we now ask how much longer Dirk Nowitzki will play. He’s 37, and while still very serviceable, he’s…37. He has one year left on his contract and he doesn’t plan on retiring yet. At the the very least, he plans on playing next season.

“I signed on for three years a couple years ago. My intention was always to finish this contract. I always said I wanted to retire [with] the Mavs, especially after we won the championship a few years ago. There’s no reason to go anywhere unless the Mavs are rebuilding. I always said that the last couple of years, I’d never want to be a part of rebuilding. Next season, I’ll be 38. As long as we go for it and every summer we add guys and keep competing, then I’ll be a Mav for the rest of my career.”

What an interesting quote by Dirk. Sounds like he probably wouldn’t have been a Mav all these years had they not won a championship in 2010. You can make the strong case that Miami lost that series more so than Dallas won it, so it would’ve been interesting to see what would’ve transpired. Either way, it sounds like Dirk will be around for at least one more season.

H/T: ESPN

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