Dallas Mavericks fans have a lot to look forward to on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Before the Mavs square off with the Los Angeles Lakers on ABC at 1:30 p.m., the city of Dallas gets a chance to thank legend Dirk Nowitzki once again.
Dirk’s statue unveiling will be titled “All Four for One” and will begin at 11 a.m. and will be streamed live on Mavs.com and last approximately 20 minutes. The greatest athlete in Dallas professional sports history is set in stone, a unique moment for a unique icon. The Dallas Morning News ran a nice piece about the sculptor behind the monument to basketball greatness that will stand before the AAC, and whatever arena it succeeds, for decades to come.
If you’re looking for some Dirk nostalgia, this collection of the great German’s best Christmas Day moments is spot on.
Dirk’s accolades will continue as his first-ballot Hall of Fame status becomes a reality. He was announced as a candidate a few days ago. Here are some key dates to keep in mind as Dirk makes his way to the salon:
Announcement of the Final Class of 2023 – Friday, February 17, 2023
Class of 2023 Class Announcement – Saturday, April 1, 2023
Class of 2023 Enshrinement Weekend – Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, 2023