Mavericks owner and Preston Hollow neighbor Mark Cuban met with Preston Hollow neighbor Dirk Nowitzki last week about retiring Nowitzki’s jersey and creating a statue in his honor, reports Dallas Morning News writer Brad Townsend.
Apparently, no decisions were made and the unveiling won’t happen this season, but Nowitzki is passionate about what the statue looks like. Cuban said it’s going to take a year to plan the statue.
In the meantime, Nowitzki is one of four famous sports figures who are joining forces to help sick kids in the community and their families, according to Meredith Land at NBC5. Nowitzki, Troy Aikman, Jordan Spieth and Clayton Kershaw each sat down with their wives to shoot public service announcements to raise funds for Children’s Health.
Nowitzki has been visiting sick children for a decade. “I come here and I try to spread joy to these families but it’s tough at times, it’s draining when I leave at the end of the night. I feel very sad for some of these families and what they’re going through,” he told Land.