There are very few men who are still playing in the NBA, who were drafted in the 1990s. In fact, there are only six. It’s weird to think of that stat, but I think there’s a sort of sentiment tied with the players who are still putting up a good fight against ‘Father Time.’
Dirk Nowitzki is one of those six players, and he recently just announced that he plans on giving us another year of getting to watch him on the floor. His 20th year in the Association.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) March 3, 2017
As of right now, Nowitzki is only 38 points away from reaching the highly-coveted 30,000 points club and will turn 39 years old this June. He’s been the picture-perfect representation of what the term, “Face of the Franchise” should be. In his 19 seasons with the Mavericks, in his 1,375 games, Nowitzki has averaged 21.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 rebounds, while shooting .473 from the field and an incredible .381 from beyond the arc.
He’s one of the greatest power forwards of all time, and I for one am very excited to watch him play for another season.