Dirk Nowitzki may be almost 40-years-old, but that hasn't stopped him from playing like he was 10 years younger in what has been an incredible week for the Dallas Mavericks icon. He showed he's still got it with a rare slam dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.
Earlier this week, the German became just the sixth player in NBA history to play at least 50,000 minutes in his NBA career. He followed that up with a great outing against the Golden State Warriors with 16 points, 11 rebounds, and one assist, his fourth double-double this season.
Nowitzki has concluded a historic week with another good performance, this time against the Lakers. During the game, fans were also treated to a very rare sight, a slam dunk by the Mavericks star.
The 2007 NBA MVP helped the Mavericks earn a 130-123 win against the Lakers at the American Airlines Center on Saturday, as he scored a season-high 22 points with four rebounds, two assists, and he was 8-of-11 from the field.
Two of Nowitzki's 22 points in the game came from a rare slam dunk in the second quarter thanks to an assist by Mavericks guard Kyle Collinsworth. The Hall of Famer has never really been known as a dunker, which is why this is such a rare sight.
With no real pressure on him and with really slow movement when you compare it to other slam dunks, the German was able to slam it home for two as you can see in the video below.
There are rumors that this could be the 39-year-old's last season in the NBA due to his age and the fact that his current deal with the Mavericks expires at the end of the season. Hopefully, this isn't the case as the NBA won't be the same without him. He has averaged 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game so far this season.
The Mavericks will look to continue their ascent off the bottom of the Western Conference when they play later today in Houston against the Rockets.