Nineteen years ago, the Mavericks had a decision to make about a different superstar with playoff injury. That's where the parallels mostly end.
Like so much else in his career, his jersey retirement was about Dallas as much as him.
Dallas will soon have a street named for Dirk.
By Shawn Shinneman
After the retirement of the Mavericks’ franchise icon, we look back at everything he gave the team and the city.