Got this from a fan today at open practice… much appreciated! pic.twitter.com/qpRhwB1vmG
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) September 29, 2017
Dirk Nowitzki is no stranger to getting random things in the mail, once receiving a potato in his image, but this one is both funny, yet kind of thoughtful.
A Mavericks fan sent Dirk $20 for lunch, in honor of the all-star’s willingness to take pay cuts over the course of his 19-year career.
Nowitzki has a reputation of taking lower pay than a player of his caliber is capable of making, as an estimated $194 million extra could have been in his bank account. Instead, he constantly chose to help build a good team around him, while keeping the Dallas Mavericks under the NBA salary cap.
For this, with a $20 bill attached, a fan sent a note saying:
“Thank you for 20 years of pure greatness. It’s been an honor to watch you play from a kid to an adult. If this is indeed your last season thank you Dirk Nowitzki!!!!! I don’t care what the critics say, your the greatest to ever play!!! Thanks Dirk!!! I think I speak on behalf of Dallas that we truly appreciate everything you done for the city.
You been taking discounts the past 6 years to help the team bring talent and a title… lunch is on me big fella!”
While Dirk doesn’t have any extra “M’s” in his bank account, at least he has the support of a loyal fan who has his back, at least for his next lunch.