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Quote of the Day: Dirk Nowitzki on ‘short and white and slow and unathletic’ Steve Nash

2012 NBA All-Star Game

ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) Dirk Nowitzki #41 and Steve Nash #13 of the Western Conference All-Stars talk on the team bus prior to the 2012 NBA All-Star Game presented by Kia Motors as part of 2012 All-Star Weekend at the Amway Center on February 26, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

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“He overcame a lot in his career – his health and being short and white and slow and unathletic. And to be one of the greatest ever is an unbelievable achievement.”

-Dirk Nowitzki on Steve Nash, via ESPN

Nash announced his retirement, and many players have offered kind words.

But I have yet to see a tribute as magnificent as that one from his former Mavericks teammate.