Dirk Nowitzki Says He’ll Play Two More Seasons, Then ‘See How I Feel’

by August 27, 2012

Dirk Nowitzki is 34 years old—not exactly old enough to start booking retirement vacations, but old enough to toss the idea around and begin thinking about how many more years his body can sustain a professional basketball career. According to the Dallas Morning News, the big man claims he’s good for at least two more seasons, and then he’ll reevaluate what he’s got left from there: “Dirk Nowitzki staged an impromptu Q&A on Twitter on Sunday and told fans he would like to play at least two more seasons, and that he bleeds Mavericks blue. The 34-year-old Mavericks forward responded to one question asking how many more years he wanted to play with: ‘2 for sure and then see how I feel.’ Nowitzki has two years remaining on the four-year, $80 million deal he signed in 2010. When asked why he doesn’t just jump to a ‘Super Team’ and try to win a championship elsewhere, Nowitzki replied: ‘I bleed blue.’ Those are positive signs for Mavericks fans after a tough summer of pursuing Deron Williams and losing out on the Brooklyn point guard. When asked if he feels the team the Mavericks have put together can win a championship this season, Nowitzki replied: ‘I always feel that way.'”