Dallas Mavericks forward, Dirk Nowitzki has reiterated his desire to retire with the team and has even said that he will take a pay cut when his current contract expires in the summer.

Recently Kobe Bryant signed an expensive contract extension with the LA Lakers which could cost the Lakers a great deal in cap space over the course of Bryant's career. 

Speaking on the B.S Report with Bill Simmons, Nowitzki said that he agreed with Bryant's decision but would not force the Mavericks into that decision:

"I followed the situation and he's right, he is Kobe Bryant and the TV deal they have there in LA is crazy anyway so they can afford it. I think we're in a different situation here in Dallas, I think it's fair to say that I will take a pay cut."

Nowitzki, 35, has played for the Mavericks ever since he was traded to the team in a draft-day deal in 1998. He led the team to the 2011 NBA Championship agains the Miami Heat and was named the MVP of the series.

Nowitzki was also awarded the NBA MVP award in 2007 and has been voted to 12 All-Star games.

The German's current deal was worth $80 million over four years but expires at the end of this season.

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