"It was tough to watch," Nowitzki said. "They're great players, both Hall of Famers and they'll be back."
Ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, Dirk Nowitzki has become the third big-name ambassador for the tournament.
Nowitzki wrote: "This is not goodbye. This is THANK YOU Mavs fans, from the bottom of my heart."
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Dirk Nowitzki says he would love to continue playing, but it makes no sense to carry on playing after his last home game.
The 40-year-old big man poured in a season-high 30 points, eight rebounds and three assists against the Suns.
Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki each recorded impressive farewell performances and victories in their last home games before retirement.
The Mavericks legend scored his team's first 10 points in Tuesday's matchup against the Suns.
The probable first ballot Hall of Famer joked to the New York Times about Doncic, saying the 19-year-old took him "under his wing."
Durant said he doesn't want to provide perspective on Nowitzki's career out of respect because the veteran hasn't retired yet.