It all started with this.
IM NOT CRYING YOURE CRYING.— The Rush (@therushyahoo) February 18, 2019
Thank you Dirk and D Wade #NBAAllStar
(via @NBAonTNT) pic.twitter.com/vQBV3zeerf
If you didn’t have all the feels after watching that, you were about to have them.
Dirk Nowitzki and Dwayne Wade checked into the game at the same time, towards the end of the first quarter. Then, this happened.
DIRK FROM DEEP! #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/OWDeDd03mp— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 18, 2019
Then it happened again...
DIRK AGAIN! #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/AA21r2bwpU— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 18, 2019
Dirk is 3-3 from deep! #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/97PDweFoq9— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 18, 2019
And the rookie loved it:
DIRK MVP— Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) February 18, 2019
The rook and Dirk even had a special message for the crowd:
Dirk Nowitzki and Luka Doncic are precious pic.twitter.com/wJHzrMcftk— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) February 18, 2019
God, they are adorbs.
Dirk would play only four minutes, all in the first half. It was all he needed for a memorable night, finishing 3/3 for nine points. Vintage. Everything.
Nowitzki hasn’t officially announced if he’s retiring, and just this weekend said he’ll see how he feels and if he’s still having fun at the end of the season — his standard line for the past few seasons. If this is indeed the end, he will have gone out having fun, and playing loose, and making everyone cheer for him. If it’s not the end, well...we’ll just be that much more lucky to see him play a little longer.