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All-Star 2019

NBA All-Star Game 2019: Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki, Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade added as 'special roster additions'

Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade
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Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki have been named as special team roster additions by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to the 2019 All-Star Game, the league announced on Friday.

Wade, 37, is in the midst of his final season in the NBA playing for the Miami Heat and averaging 13.8 points, 4.3 assists in 39 appearances.

Nowitzki, 40, hasn't officially announced whether or not this will be his final season, but many believe it will be. The 2006-07 league MVP is averaging just 4.4 points in 20 appearances as he continues to make way for younger talent on the Dallas Mavericks.

"Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade embody the best of the NBA: remarkable skill, drive and professionalism as well as a deep devotion to strengthening their communities and growing the game around the world," said Silver said via press release.

"As a global celebration of basketball, our All-Star Game is an ideal setting to salute these first-class NBA champions and Finals MVPs."

It will be Nowitzki's 14th All-Star appearance and Wade's 13th. The two future Hall of Famers will be available in a new third round of the 2019 NBA All-Star Draft, which will see both Team Giannis and Team LeBron add a 13th player to the active All-Star Game roster.

The NBA All-Star Draft will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. ET (Feb. 8 IST).

The NBA All-Star Game will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina on Feb. 17 at 8:00 p.m. ET (Feb. 18 IST) when Team LeBron and Team Giannis go head-to-head with some of the league's brightest stars.

NBA All-Star 2019 will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.

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