Dallas Stars

Watch fans cheer on Dirk Nowitzki cheering on the Dallas Stars

Where do you go after retiring from the NBA?

You go root on the Dallas Stars in the Stanley Cup Playoffs if you’re Dirk Nowitzki.

The Dallas Mavericks legend who retired after 21 seasons last week, took in the Stars’ Game 3 against the Nashville Predators from a suite at American Airlines Center Monday night.

Nowitzki, decked out in Stars gear, waved to fans when the video board showed him late in the first period. The AAC crowd, which was already buzzing, went even more nuts.

Nowitzki announced his retirement after the Mavs’ last home game last week.

The Stars are in the playoffs for the first time in three years.

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.