Before he was Dallas', he was Germany's. And that love has never faded.
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.
By Zac Crain
Dallas will soon have a street named for Dirk.
By Shawn Shinneman