Still “the whole hero”, Dirk Nowitzki’s German No. 14 retires from EuroBasket | Sports

COLOGNE, Germany — Nearly 18,000 people in the Lanxess Arena on Thursday night alternated between craning their necks to see highlights, text-to-speech and video displays on the jumbotron suspended from the ceiling and gazing up at the man in the center of the projector in the field.

Dirk Nowitzki has never been one-dimensional.

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