In April of 2020, Mavs Moneyball’s Doyle Rader spoke with Dallas Maverick Chairman Mark Cuban. During their conversation, Cuban was asked about Dirk Nowitzki. He replied that it was on hold due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
You know, this obviously slowed it down,” said Cuban. “The hope was to have a model ready to show the second game of this coming season when we retire his jersey. We’ll have to see how everything plays out.
Last week, I spoke with Cuban to get an update on the statue.
” We hired the sculpter and I signed all the paperwork, so he is working on it. When I don’t know. You have to let an artist be an artists,” said Cuban.
Dirk Nowitzki played 21 seasons from 1998-2019, all with the Dallas Mavericks. He finished sixth all-time in points scored in the NBA. He also won a championship in 2011 and was named Finals MVP. Nowitzki is slated to headline the 2024 Hall of Fame along with Tony Parker and Dwyane Wade.