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Dirk Nowitzki and More Dallas Mavericks Help Clean Up Deep Ellum After Protests

The retired Mavs star helped board up windows and clean away graffiti after a lunch at AllGood Cafe

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Amy McCarthy is a reporter at Eater.com, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

On Tuesday, Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki, coach Rick Carlisle, and more people from the Mavericks organization headed to Deep Ellum to engage in clean-up work at businesses that were damaged during this past weekend’s police brutality protest.

AllGood Cafe owner Mike Snider posted shots of Nowitzki helping to board up windows and clean away graffiti in the neighborhood to Facebook, where they quickly racked up hundreds of likes. Snider tells Eater that Nowitzki and the Mavericks volunteers ate at the beloved Deep Ellum dining destination before proceeding with the clean-up. Scope out photos from the scene below:

In a statement posted to Twitter, Nowitzki demanded change and expressed sympathy for the family of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man that was killed by a police officer last week. “My heart goes out to the Floyd family and all families affected by racism and social injustice,” Nowitzki wrote. “I’m devastated and saddened that we continue to see this over and over again. I fear for my children’s future. Families have felt this way for generations. We need change now!”