Texas governor, lawmakers honor retired Mav Dirk Nowitzki

ABS-CBN Sports on May 15, 2019 06:40 AM
Texas governor, lawmakers honor retired Mav Dirk Nowitzki
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)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Retired Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has been honored by Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas lawmakers for his outstanding 21-year career with the same NBA team.

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Nowitzki was in Austin on Tuesday to visit Abbott, who introduced the German-born athlete as the greatest player in the history of the Mavs and one of the greatest in the league.

The 40-year-old Nowitzki, who retired in April, also appeared in the Texas House and the Senate where he was congratulated by legislators and posed for photos.

Nowitzki, a 14-time All-Star, led the Mavericks to their only championship in 2011.

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