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.