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Loyalty over Royalty: Dirk Nowitzki Will Sign with Mavericks!

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki has decided to return to the Dallas Mavericks, agreeing to a two-year, $40 million contract, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. The 2nd year is a player option.

"Dirk gets to do what Dirk wants," Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said during a public appearance in June. "Period. End of story.

"I told him the other day: If Dirk wants to be the head coach, we'll move Rick [Carlisle] over a little bit. Dirk's done so much for this franchise, he's earned that opportunity."

Mark Cuban respects his superstar and he showed that once again.

After Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut and Derron Williams, Dallas Mavericks with Dirk Nowitzki are stronger than last season.

They will be one of the contenders to play in the NBA Playoffs, but after Kevin Durant signed with the Warriors and Pau Gasol with San Antonio, we can't expect from Dallas to beat the strongest team in the league.

Dirk Nowitzki choose loyalty over royalty. He could play with the Warriors or the Spurs or even with Cleveland Cavaliers.

He spent 18 years with Dallas Mavericks and he proves once again that he is like Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan.

Congratulations, Dirk!