Retirement ‘could happen’ in 2017, says Nowitzki

first_imgChinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Germany during Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference finals basketball series against the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 100-96. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)NBA star Dirk Nowitzki says he could retire as early as next year, but admits his dream is to play until 2018 and celebrate 20 years with the Dallas Mavericks.Nowitzki has played for the Mavericks since joining from DJK Wurzburg in 1998.ADVERTISEMENT We are young Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter EDITORS’ PICK PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine The German was the NBA Finals’ MVP during the team’s 2011 championship year and is a 13-time NBA All-Star, but at 38-year-old is coming to the end of his career.“If things don’t go so well and it hurts everywhere, it could be that 2017 will be the end,” the forward told German magazine Sport Bild.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for Slaughter Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Senators to proceed with review of VFA As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Nowitzki is currently struggling with a persistent Achilles tendon problem, has not played since November 25 and says he wants to speak to Mavericks’ bosses next summer about his future.Meanwhile, the Mavericks are patiently waiting for Nowitzki to return having only played five matches of the 24 games in the current NBA season.Dallas beat Denver Nuggets 112-92 on Monday, but remain bottom of the South-West Division with six wins and 18 defeats.ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Back-to-back losses serve as wake up call for Blackwater SPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“Actually, my plan is to complete the 20 years and play for Dallas until 2018.“But just because I have signed a two-year contract doesn’t automatically mean that I will play for two years. It could happen next year.” Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View commentslast_img read more