With Germany already out of Olympics qualification, Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has decided to retire from international play.

“The last match at Euro 2015 was my last match for Germany,” the 37-year-old Nowitzki told Bild newspaper (translated by interaksyon.com).

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The move makes sense, because Nowitzki has a lot of mileage on his legs. The 7-footer has done a lot for basketball in his country and continues to be a menace for opposing defenses in the NBA. Nowitzki announc

ed his decision just days after Germany failed in a bid to stage one of the Olympic qualifying tournaments this summer.

Nowitzki played 153 games for his Germany, He made his debut in February 1997 and has scored 3,045 points. He was a key member of the German teams that took third place in the 2002 World Championships in the United States and second place in the 2005 European Championships in Serbia.

He was also the German flag carrier at the opening ceremony for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.