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Watch as Brooklyn Nets fans give Dirk Nowitzki a classy farewell

Dirk Nowitzki happy to have perfect All-Star finale

Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki was 3 for 3 from the 3-point line and finished with nine points in Sunday's All-Star Game, the last of his career.
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Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki was 3 for 3 from the 3-point line and finished with nine points in Sunday's All-Star Game, the last of his career.

If this turns out to be the final season for one of the greatest in NBA history, Dirk Nowitzki, it’s been a classy farewell from opposing fans.

Among the classiest include Dirk’s final game in Boston and more recently, Doc Rivers’ announcement with 9 seconds left against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Let’s add the Brooklyn Nets.

Monday’s game in Brooklyn was not a pretty one for the Dallas Mavericks as they lost by 39. But the fans gave Dirk a send off that will give you goosebumps.

Nowitzki hit a 15-footer with 3:50 left to a roaring ovation. Oddly enough, it cut the lead to 41, Dirk’s jersey number. The fans at Barclays Center gave the Big German a standing ovation when he was subbed out shortly after.

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.

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