April 11, 2019, 2:21 amDirk NowitzkiF, Dallas Mavericks
Dirk Nowitzki put an exclamation point at the end of his Hall of Fame career on Wednesday night, scoring 20 points on 8-of-21 shooting with two treys, 10 boards and a steal against the Spurs.
Dirk leaves the game as one of the league's great dominant forces, a rare player that becomes unstoppable due to a combination of skill, physical dominance or intangibles. In his case it was the size, shooting and release point that made most closeouts ineffective, opening up the entire floor not just for himself but for an entire generation of spacers and stretch fives. The NBA will miss Dirk and we're all appreciative of his work both on and off the court.