Dirk Nowitzki Announces Retirement Following Mavs' Final Home Game Of The Season

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It was a night that, from the very beginning, was set up to be magical.  

As soon as Dirk Nowtizki arrived to the American Airlines Center for the Mavs' final home game of the season against the Phoenix Suns, he was greeted by hundreds of AAC employees lining the tunnel under the arena.

Then he went on a rampage, scoring the first 10 points for the Mavs, and ending the night with 30.

Then, in a star-studded ceremony that included NBA legends Larry Bird, Shawn Kemp, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, And Detlef Schrempf, Dirk called it a career, after 21 seasons for the Mavs, the most by any player for a single team in NBA history.

Following Nowitzki's speech, Mavs owner Mark Cuban had a few promises he wanted to make to the Baller from the G, one of which included the "biggest, most bad ass statue, ever."

The Mavs, and Dirk, have one final game, against the San Antonio Spurs, tonight in San Antonio.

Via USA Today