Video: Watch LeBron James, Allen Iverson, More Pay Tribute to Dirk Nowitzki

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DALLAS, TEXAS - APRIL 09:  Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks takes a shot against the Phoenix Suns in the second quarter at American Airlines Center on April 09, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Past and present NBA stars came out in full force to offer kind words Tuesday for Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, who is retiring after his 21st NBA season:

LeBron James, Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kevin Durant and Gregg Popovich were among those who complimented Nowitzki in the tribute video.

The Mavs prepared in advance to honor Nowitzki in case this was his last ride. The 2006-07 MVP, who has played all 21 of his seasons in a Dallas uniform, hadn’t made his retirement official yet until Tuesday. He gave reporters a status update during the All-Star Break: