Mavsov Dirk Nowitzki debut in the 21st season against the Sun.


PHOENIX – Dirk Nowitzki finally started his record-breaking 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, coming with a bench in the first quarter of the 99-89 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

No other NBA player played so many seasons with the same team.

"It's good to come back," he said after the game. "Obviously I have a lot of work to do in time and conditioned. I ran into a track that is not equal to the speed of the NBA against a pile of 20-year-old athletes."

The 40-year-old actor was linked to 20 seasons with Kobe Bryant, who retired from Los Angeles Lakers after the 2015-16 season.

Nowitzki had a surgical procedure that removed the ankle last year last April and it was time to make sure it was ready at the beginning of this season. But twenty-seven meters of Germany had a drop before training, with the pain in the tetnique forced to resume the injury and missing the first 26 matches.

In the season, he first appeared in the season with 3:27, which remained in the first quarter. A minute later he turned his first shot in a six-minute extension on the court. It was his only basket within six minutes of the game.

"Everything was considered good, it's good," said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle. "This is a challenging situation for Race, which returns to the middle of the course and re-collects, without real live training, so that we can talk, but it has sparked a lot of time. I respected him for what he did to return on the ground. "

The MVP of 2007 said that the slow speed of rehabilitation ensured that as soon as it returned, Newitzki would no longer be oppressed. The 13-time All-Star has been steadily strengthening its activity for several weeks.

Nowitzki, who led Mavericks at his only championship as the NBA Finals MVP in 2011, has played 77 matches as a 39-year-old. He hoped for a similar figure in what could have been his last season. Instead, it was more like 2012-13 when he released 27 games on the right knee after pre-season arthroscopic surgery.

Nowitzki is the seventh highest scorer in the career list with 31,187 points. Sixth started the season before LeBron James happened early. James is up to fifth and Novitzka needs 233 points to win the Wilt Chamberlain sixth place.

It seems that Nowitzki is expected to leave the bench for the first time after the 1998/99 season. It is composed by the latest Euro Sensation in 19-year-old Luka Doncic, the third overall racer and strong candidate for the Rookie of the Year.


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