Dirk Nowitzki's national team No. 14 retired


Dirk Nowitzki's No. 14 jersey was retired by Germany in a ceremony before the Germany-France game in Cologne.

Nowitzki is the first German player to receive that honor. Among the many friends who flew in for the event: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and coach Jason Kidd.

Doncic — who took over for Nowitzki as Dallas' superstar player — also watched the ceremony, which took place shortly after the Slovenia-Lithuania game ended.