Nowitzki joins NBA's elite 30 000 point club

Nowitzki joins NBA's elite 30 000 point club
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Dirk Nowitzki cemented his status as an NBA great this week when the German giant became just the sixth player in NBA history to score at least thirty-thousand…

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Dirk Nowitzki cemented his status as an NBA great this week when the German giant became just the sixth player in NBA history to score at least thirty-thousand points.

The Dallas Mavericks power forward entered the game against the struggle LA Lakers 20 points shy of the historic milestone.

Early in the second quarter he sank a baseline jumper to reach the mark.

While a minute later and courtesy of a three-pointer he surpassed the target prompting a group hug from his teammates and owner Mark Cuban while he also received a deserved standing ovation from the American Airlines Center crowd.

It took Nowitzki almost 19 seasons to join the NBA’s elite 30,000-point club which also includes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain.

38-year-old Nowitzki ended the night scoring 25 points in a vintage performance as Dallas saw off the Lakers with a 122-111 victory.

The Mavs’ win pulled them to within two spots of the Denver Nuggets for the Western Conference’s final playoff spot.

Dirk signs off from Dallas! #Dirk30Kpic.twitter.com/3KT60PWVNc

— NBA (@NBA) March 8, 2017

Some familiar faces congratulate Swish41</a> on his prestigious milestone! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Dirk30K?src=hash">#Dirk30K</a> <a href="https://t.co/uIZeuTb512">pic.twitter.com/uIZeuTb512</a></p>&mdash; NBA (NBA) March 8, 2017

Dirk signs off from Dallas! #Dirk30Kpic.twitter.com/3KT60PWVNc

— NBA (@NBA) March 8, 2017

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