[Reynolds] The fans spoke and the league listened. Dwyane Wade is an All-Star. And so is Dirk Nowitzki.
[–]Mavericks glansberg_stephen 1993 points 7 hours ago
Wait are we getting honorary all-stars???
[–]thingsandthingsandth 34 points 5 hours ago
Wade was overwhelmingly voted in as a starter by the fans. So maybe its reflecting the will of the fans, rather than just being honorary.
[–]Grizzlies Wehavecrashed 1404 points 7 hours ago
I dont mind it If theyre HOFers and they are retiring. It means fans dont have to keep fucking voting for them and keep people who deserve it out.
[–]Bucks zmichalo 50 points 6 hours ago
If this is the idea behind it, they should be selected before fan voting starts.
[–][LAL] Brandon Ingram Chubby_Giraffe[ ] 157 points 7 hours ago
Agreed they shouldn’t do this every year but this year is wade and most likely dirk’s last season so they should get the recognition they both deserve. It should only be for HOF level players though not everyone should get this special treatment
[–][SAS] Dennis Rodman Xwarsama 104 points 6 hours ago
If this becomes a precedent then itll be interesting to see who gets this treatment in the future and who doesnt. Obviously anyone who has won an MVP award since Derrick Rose is on that list... But how about CP3? Dwight Howard? Melo? Tony Parker? Is this gonna incentivize more players to go on a farewell tour so they can get a final All Star appearance?
[–]Pistons EmilyWasRight 11 points 5 hours ago
I cant see any of those guys getting it. Definitely not Melo.
It seems like its going to the best of the best, the most cherished and HOF-worthy. Nowitzki and Wade fit that bill. Drose and Melo do not. Nor does CP3 (great player but shit attitude).
[–]Ramii Noodles 79 points 6 hours ago
People who are champions maybe? People who represent a whole franchise (Dirk -Mavs/ Wade - Heat). This situation isn’t going to happen as often as you think
[–][SAS] Dennis Rodman Xwarsama 33 points 5 hours ago
Youre right, there arent many stars who are universally liked as Wade and Dirk. But generally when legends get older and stop killing your team on the court, neutral fans begin to soften up to them.
[–]Mavericks physicsishotsauce[ ] 104 points 5 hours ago
trust me, wade isnt universally liked
[–]Mavericks mojojojo1108 27 points 5 hours ago
I think besides us and Celtics fans, Wade is. Hes got respect from nearly all fanbases. But he for sure doesnt have the kind of legitimately leaguewide respect Dirk commands.
[–]benjamin258 17 points 4 hours ago
Neutral fan here. Wade’s absoloutely respected for his ability but disliked due to his dirty play and at times petulance. Everyone I know loves Dirk.
[–]Bulls wowanotherburner 76 points 7 hours ago
The best part is you know Wade is going to consider himself an All-Star, and Dirk is going to make a joke about how old he is that people feel bad for him.
[–]Dudeiscray 22 points 5 hours ago
You need to do some researh. Wade said he doesnt want to be an Allstar cause it would take the spot for players who deserve it.
LG变频器故障及维修>[–]Heat Mr-N0thing 44 points 6 hours ago
Wade literally said that he wouldnt pick himself as an all star if he had the choice so thats just completey false.
[–]76ers francis42O 24 points 7 hours ago
WHAT ABOUT MY MAN DERRICK ROSE
[–]Warriors savarinho 8 points 6 hours ago
D Rose aint retiring
[–]Raptors The_Natural_Log 1196 points 7 hours ago
They just forced Dirk to retire this season...
[–]Lakers DudeWTH 584 points 7 hours ago<大鼠胰岛素（Insulin）ELISA试剂盒说明书p>I mean just look at him play, hes definitely gonna retire
[–]Warriors YellowBaboon 17 points 6 hours ago
Yeah he doesnt want this farewell tour so he hasnt announced it yet but he is definitely retiring
[–]Spurs jason-potter 56 points 6 hours ago
Hes gonna do the Tim Duncan. Retire quietly, write a nice letter to the fans, leave it be. As hard as it is for me to say as a lifelong Spurs fan, I have insane amounts of respect for Dirk, total class act.
[–]Rockets CJ4ROCKET 22 points 6 hours ago
Same, as a Rockets fan. DAL is giving me less and less of a reason to dislike them - they just have a roster full of guys you cant really dislike. Kinda sad :(
[–][DAL] Dirk Nowitzki UnityPukeInMyMouth 198 points 6 hours ago
He’ll have a job with staff/FO though, whatever he wants. Hell if he wants to play he can do that too, but I doubt it.
[–]uberdosage 115 points 6 hours ago
Considering his pay cuts, he is probably gonna get paid 5 mil a year or something for a "consulting job"
[–]Mavericks LeoFireGod 187 points 6 hours ago
its already on record that cuban has said "I plan on fully taking care of dirk after he retires as appreciation for all he has done for this team"
[–]Mavericks linear_line 128 points 6 hours ago
I think he would actually be a valuable person too. He has respect of others, he knows the game, can be good for anything PR related.
Like, if i am getting bad news i want Dirk to give them to me.
[–]Mavericks Clifo 69 points 5 hours ago
Dirk: "You have terminal cancer."
Me: "Thanks, Dirk!"
[–]Raptors threekidsathome 104 points 5 hours ago
"If I die, tell Dirk to tell my family I love them"
[–]Raptors ZeroMomentum 15 points 3 hours ago
"Tell my family to tell Dirk I love him"
[–]Pistons EmilyWasRight 43 points 6 hours ago
hes going to be the highest paid scout in the league pretty soon.
[–]Mavericks gigantism 55 points 7 hours ago
Itll be awkward if Dirk decides to play another year lol
[–][PHI] Ben Simmons jonjonmuffer 54 points 7 hours ago
Well another All-Star appearance then for him hahaha
[–][HOU] James Harden EmotionalChungus 525 points 7 hours ago
does this mean vince is not retiring lol
[–][MIN] Karl-Anthony Towns JimmySlutler 287 points 7 hours ago
He’d gonna play until he’s 50. Basketball’s Tom Brady.
[–]Mavericks Gasharan 108 points 7 hours ago
I think it means Vince is not really close to those guys, legacy wise.
[–]Mavericks rustyphish 63 points 6 hours ago
I love Vince, but kinda this sadly
[–][BOS] Marcus Smart IdEgoLeBron 17 points 6 hours ago
He said hed retire when he couldnt dunk in game anymore, and hes still doing it.
[–][CHI] Derrick Rose jeric13xd 276 points 7 hours ago
VINSANITY BETTER GET IN FOR HIS LAST SEASON
[–]Thunder nuhx 204 points 7 hours ago
He’s a couple of levels below Dirk and Wade. I doubt he’ll get a spot.
[–][DAL] Dan Dickau Juniper41 256 points 7 hours ago
I dont know why you are being downvoted, Wade is a 3x