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Mavericks legend Nowitzki drops puck, reads lineup at Stars game

Retired NBA star had street named for him outside American Airlines Arena

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Nowitzki's ceremonial puck drop

MTL@DAL: Nowitzki announces lineup, drops first puck

Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki reads the Stars' lineup in the locker room and drops the puck prior to their game against the Canadiens

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Dirk Nowitzki is used to being in the starting lineup in Dallas, but on Saturday, he read it instead.

The Dallas Mavericks legend showed up to the Stars game on Saturday to fire up the team.

Nowitzki read the starting lineup before the Stars game against the Montreal Canadiens.

Earlier this week, Nowitzki, the Mavericks career leader in nearly every statistical category, had a street named after him outside of American Airlines Arena.

Tweet from @DallasStars: Reminder that you���ll DEFINITELY want to be in your seats by 6 p.m. for tonight���s ceremonial puck drop. 📸: @dallasmavs | #GoStars pic.twitter.com/BFgY5EBpsf

While in the building, the 7-foot Nowitzki dropped the ceremonial first puck between Stars captain Jamie Benn and Canadiens captain Shea Weber.

Clad in a custom No. 41 Stars jersey, Nowitzki left the ice to a huge ovation from the crowd.

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