Well, that’s interesting! Could Dirk Nowitzki be doing the recruiting of Clayton Kershaw on behalf of the Texas Rangers?
It certainly seemed that way on Wednesday night as Kershaw attended the Mavericks’ legend’s jersey retirement ceremony and the Mavs’ game against the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center.
Clayton Kershaw attended Dirk Nowitzki’s jersey retirement amidst Texas Rangers rumors
Kershaw was sitting courtside next to Dallas Cowboys wideouts CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper as he looks to potentially ingratiate himself into the Dallas area sports scene as a member of the Texas Rangers.
The rumors have been swirling all off-season regarding Kershaw and the Rangers, with the longtime Dodger mulling a return home to Texas, where he lives and is raising a young family.
Though we won’t have any confirmation of Kershaw’s official whereabouts until after the MLB lockout, the timing of this is interesting… very interesting!
Dirk Nowitzki may be a NBA legend, but he’s also a Dallas legend, and the fact that Clayton Kershaw attended this game in particular, surrounding himself with current Dallas sports stars… well, it just feels like destiny.
Of course, it could also just be Kershaw showing support to a basketball great, but we’d instead like to believe his appearance at this particular game is some kind of omen that he’s due to arrive as a member of the Texas Rangers soon.
Kershaw would be an incredible add to a Rangers pitching staff that really could use the help and mentorship, as they’re also a very young group. He’s the perfect type of veteran that could help bridge the gap between the rebuild and the next era of contending baseball in Arlington, which could happen as soon as 2023 if everything goes according to plan.
The lefty is said to be taking his time in making a decision about where to play in 2022, but I think his decision is closer to being made then we might be led to believe…