Golden: Sans LeBron, Wade and Dirk, NBA playoffs need new stars now

Austin American-Statesman - 04-12

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Dirk Nowitzki took his leave this week. Before a very appreciative crowd at the American Airlines Center, the Dallas Mavericks legend waved to the crowd and shed plenty of tears as past greats Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen and Shawn Kemp expressed their admiration in an emotional 30-minute pregame ceremony.