Doc Rivers Calls Out Dirk At End Of Game

Dirk Nowitzki
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By 105.3 The Fan

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With nine seconds to go in the game, Clippers coach Doc Rivers grabbed the public address announcer's mic to salute Dirk Nowitzki, who received a standing ovation. "I just felt he deserved that," Rivers said.

Nowitzki scored 12 points on 3-of-10 shooting in his 1,500th career game.

What a beautiful moment in LA. Thanks Doc and @LAClippers! ---- pic.twitter.com/gsYq923VSX

— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) February 26, 2019

"I got the game ball," he said. "Coming in 20 years ago, my first year struggling like that, I never thought I'm getting to 1,500 NBA games. It's been a great rollercoaster career with a lot of ups and downs."

The 14-time All-Star hasn't announced that he's retiring, saying only that he'll wait to make the decision based on how his body feels at season's end.

One of a kind...@swish41 waxes poetically about his favorite moments in L.A., Doc's gesture, and Instagram.#MFFL pic.twitter.com/9JWsfH8RM5

— FOX Sports Southwest (@FOXSportsSW) February 26, 2019