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Texas governor, lawmakers honor retired Mav Dirk Nowitzki

2 years 5 months 1 week ago Tuesday, May 14 2019 May 14, 2019 May 14, 2019 2:04 PM May 14, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Retired Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has been honored by Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas lawmakers for his outstanding 21-year career with the same NBA team.

Nowitzki was in Austin on Tuesday to visit Abbott, who introduced the German-born athlete as the greatest player in the history of the Mavs and one of the greatest in the league.

The 40-year-old Nowitzki, who retired in April, also appeared in the Texas House and the Senate where he was congratulated by legislators and posed for photos.

Nowitzki, who's a 14-time All-Star, led the Mavericks to their only championship in 2011.

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