Berlin (AP) - basketball superstar Dirk Nowitzki was honored with the Laureus sports award for his life's work almost a year after his career end. The 41-year-old from Würzburg received the award in the evening at a gala in Berlin for his services to sport. The Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi and the six-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton from Great Britain were jointly recognized as athletes of the year. As in the previous year, the four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles from the USA received the Laureus for the best athlete.
Awards: Lebenswerk-Laureus for Nowitzki
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