The legendary career of striker Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks is coming to an end.
So with just over 20 games to play in the season, fans have the chance to see the future Pantheon play one last time.
On Monday night, Nowitzki and the Mavs, 13th in the Western Conference, were in Los Angeles for their last game against the Clippers.
And with more than nine seconds in the game, Clippers coach Doc Rivers did something extraordinary: he stopped the match, grabbed the announcer's microphone and made the fans give one last ovation in Nowitzki at the Staples Center.
"It was nice, I really appreciate it," said Nowitzki, according to ESPN. "At first, I wondered" Why does Doc call a timeout? What's he doing with [9.4] remaining seconds? What's he preparing? Then he grabbed the microphone. I did not really understand much, but it was really humiliating. It was a moment of emotion. "
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Seriously, how was that great by Rivers?