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Nowitzki pens letter thanking Mavericks fans

By NBA.com Global on Apr 23, 2019 06:44 AM

FILE - DALLAS, TX - MARCH 12: Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks runs out before the game against the San Antonio Spurs on March 12, 2019 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Sean Berry/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA.com staff report.

Though his NBA career ended nearly two weeks ago, Dirk Nowitzki took his time crafting the perfectly-written farewell to those who watched him play for more than two decades.

The former Mavericks superstar penned a letter to fans that was published as an ad in the Sunday edition of The Dallas Morning News. The words were placed over a watermark of Nowitzki's silhouette, which was frozen in the pose of his iconic one-legged fallaway jumper.

The 40-year-old Nowitzki finished his career as the NBA's sixth all-time leading scorer, earning NBA championship (2011) and league MVP (2006) trophies along the way.

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