Dirk Nowitzki has a good chance of being inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame this year.
The German basketball legend is one of twelve candidates for the Basketball Hall of Fame. This was announced by the NBA during the All-Star weekend in Salt Lake City.
A 24-member committee will vote on it, and the new members of the Hall of Fame will be announced at the College Championships on April 1st. The ceremonial admission to the Hall of Fame itself will take place on November 11th and 12th. take place in August.
2011 NBA champion
Nowitzki has a total of 31,550 points in his NBA career and ranks sixth on the all-time leaderboard. In 2011, the 44-year-old won the championship with the Dallas Mavericks, where Nowitzki was named the most valuable player in the finals series. In the 2006/07 season, Nowitzki had won the MVP award of the main round.
At the end of last year, Nowitzki received another honor: the Dallas Mavericks dedicated a statue to their former star player, which stands in front of the Mavericks' home field. At the beginning of 2022, the NBA team also pulled Nowitzki's jersey under the ceiling of the hall, his jersey with the number 41 will no longer be assigned.
In addition to Nowitzki, two other Europeans, Tony Parker from France and Paul Gasol from Spain, have a chance of being inducted into the Hall of Fame.