DALLAS - Dirk Nowitzki punctuated his Thursday Mavs Exit Interview with three headline-grabbers: One, he and Jessica are expecting a child this summer. Two, he confirmed plans on being more involved in ever in his support of bosses Cuban and Donnie. And three, his MFFL status is so secure that he says, 'I belong to the city.'
Dirk Nowitzki closed one chapter of his Dallas Mavericks season during Thursday's Exit Interviews with reflections on the club's 41-41 finish, the first time this franchise has failed to make the playoffs in a dozen years.
But more than that, he issued three newsworthy statements.
1: Pushed by media members who almost seem bent on getting Dirk to demonstrate some crack of dissent with the Mavs, Nowitzki responded to questions about someday dumping Dallas by saying, "I belong to this city. That's just the bottom line. I could never see myself playing for another franchise, putting another jersey on. That would be probably the hardest thing I'd have to do in...