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Report: NBA Adds Nowitzki and Wade to 2019 All-Star Game

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The future Hall-of-Famers are termed “special roster additions”.

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The NBA has added Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade to the 2019 All-Star Game roster. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported the unusual step via Twitter.

Reserve rosters for the All-Star Game were named yesterday. Neither Nowitzki nor Wade were nominated.

Nowitzki, 40, is averaging 4.4 points and 1.6 rebounds in 20 appearances for the Mavericks this season. The 37-year-old Wade is faring slightly better, averaging 13.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 4.3 assists in 25.4 minutes per game in 39 appearances.

The league has not clarified what “special roster addition” entails. Nor has the league clarified whether Arvydas Sabonis can come too.

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