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Mark Cuban thinks Dirk Nowitzki would love a Kobe Bryant-style retirement tour

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Dirk Nowitzki is the greatest European player in the history of the NBA and a surefire future Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer.

The Dallas Mavericks legend is close to retirement now, whether it comes at the end of this season or not. There's one thing that Dirk has made clear - he doesn't want a Kobe-esque retirement tour. 

One man thinks that's a load of rubbish however, Mark Cuban. It seems that the Mavericks owner has heard those comments from the veteran and he isn't buying them at all.

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“Bulls---! Bulls---, bulls---, bulls---, bulls---, bulls---, bulls---! Yeah, he loves that little wave when he comes out and passes a milestone," Cuban said in a piece by Sports Illustrated all about the German.

"He loves it. LOOOVES IT! I don’t care what he says. ‘I don’t like going to the All-Star Games’. ‘I don’t want a farewell tour.’ He loves it!"

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Cuban then went on to tell an amazing story from Nowitzki's first ever All-Star Game, in 2002.

“I remember his first All-Star Game, we literally told him he had to pack a knapsack, just in case we roadtrip from Philadelphia to Miami, and he packed one," Cuban revealed. "Me, him and Nash…Oh my God…the s— we did. Can’t believe it’s been, what, 16 years.”

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Whilst Cuban thinks that Dirk would love a farewell tour and the ceremony that comes with it, Sports Illustrated noted that none of the Mavericks players, coaches or executives agreed with him. 

While Nowitzki doesn't want a grand retirement ceremony, he will no doubt get one. There's no way Mark Cuban lets one of the greatest power forwards of all-time just slide out of the NBA via the back door.

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Dirk Nowitzki
Dallas Mavericks
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Western Conference
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Kobe Bryant
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