Less than three years after retirement, Dirk Nowitzki spoke on the podcast “The Crossover” about the empowerment of superstars, specifically their ability to determine their own future and now be able to participate wherever they want, even if it means The desire to have a conflict like Ben Simmons did recently force him out of Philly.
And the prodigy, who has spent his entire NBA career in Dallas, is curious about the new fad that has been around since the end of his career, especially the emergence of “superteams.”
a new era
“really new”he estimates. “At the beginning of my career in 1998, we always felt like our players didn’t have enough power and the boss had all the power and could make all the moves. Now it’s almost changing, like it’s a little too much. I Think there should be a middle ground. But now, when it comes to players forcing them to leave, I don’t think that’s the right solution either.
In recent years, we can specifically mention superstars like Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, Russell Westbrook and even James Harden who have all succeeded traded.
But the German also explained that he has remained loyal to the Mavericks because Mark Cuban’s team has almost always presented a competitive team that can join the fight for a championship, whether it be in his career ‘s started alongside Steve Nash. Michael Finley or later, Dallas boasted one of the league’s most impressive lineups year after year and didn’t hesitate to pull out the checkbook.
“I’m old school”he added. “I don’t want to sit here and judge these people who do this. I think everyone should know what’s best for themselves, for their business, for their brand, because you know, now everyone has a brand and what’s right Their family is the best. For me, that’s staying in Dallas. It works well there. My family is there, growing up in this neighborhood. So that works well for me. But of course, I get it Not everyone is like that.”
Excited about leaving at the end of his career
Forever, the man who now has a statue of him in the front yard of the American Airlines Center will continue to be praised for his loyalty to the franchise of his heart, an invaluable distinction, especially in today’s NBA. However, he said he was happy about his departure at the end of his career, when the Mavericks began to fall down the Western Conference hierarchy.
Come to think of it, a second championship ring wouldn’t upset him.
“At the end of my career, maybe I can try somewhere else to get an extra ring,” He slipped, and Dallas didn’t even win the playoffs after winning the championship in 2011. “I think that was really the only reason I left. But for me, Dallas was the perfect place. People supported me from the start, even when things didn’t go well in my freshman year.”