Dirk Nowitzki is one among the NBA’s best players of the twenty first century, but unfortunately, it seems like the legendary Dallas Mavericks big man played a few seasons too long.
The Mavericks star prolonged his profession, playing alongside Luka Doncic, but he probably should’ve retired before that.
Nowitzki, one among the best European players in NBA history, said he’s still coping with the physical effects of playing deep into his 30s.
“I keep considering whether the last two years within the NBA were really price it,” Nowitzki told Alex Kennedy.
“If I had quit two years earlier, I could probably move higher today and play soccer with the youngsters sometimes. I am unable to do this in any respect now.”
That is very tough to listen to.
“Dirk doesn’t seem to be the sort to explore massage therapy or alternative measures. He should give it a try. Possibly lift weights or consider plyometrics or yoga to extend mobility,” one fan tweeted.
“How much of that is height related? I do know he played an extended time but he still feels pretty young to be going through that? Perhaps at 7 feet tall all that running and jumping just wore him down quicker than a few of the other guys within the league?” one other fan added.
“As sad as that is, as a fan I actually appreciated Dirk sticking around those previous couple of years. One in every of the few memories of my early NBA fandom we had left. Hope he can find some solace with it, and a pleased life along with his family,” one fan added on social media on Saturday.
Hopefully Dirk can figure something out moving forward to make him feel higher.