In a classic move, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that Mavericks striker Dirk Nowitzki and heat guard Dwyane Wade had been appointed as a special team line-up for the 2019 All-Star match in Charlotte.
embody the best of the NBA: remarkable ability, drive and professionalism, as well as a deep commitment to empowering their communities and growing the game around the world, "said Silver. "As a worldwide celebration of basketball, our all-star game is the perfect setting to celebrate these top-notch NBA Champions and Final MVPs."
Nowitzki and Wade are selected as 13th man in a new third round of the All-Star draft.
Wade, 37, has already announced that this season will be his last ride before retiring, and although Dirk does not yet have to make such a statement, it is widely expected that this will be the 40-year-old's last season will also be.
The two NBA legends have combined four championships, 25 All-Star appearances and 20 All-NBA Nicks in their illustrious career.
Greetings to the NBA, because they respect these greats.
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